Η πρώτη δοκιμαστική (beta 1) έκδοση του FreeBSD 6.0 είναι πλέον διαθέσιμη.
“The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.0-BETA1, which marks the beginning of the FreeBSD 6.0 Release Cycle.
FreeBSD 6.0 will be a much less dramatic step from the FreeBSD 5 branch than the FreeBSD 5 branch was from FreeBSD 4. Much of the work that has gone into 6.0 development has focused on polishing and improving the work from 5.x These changes include streamlining direct device access in the kernel, providing a multi-threaded SMP-safe UFS/VFS filesystem layer, implementing WPA and Host-AP 802.11 features, as well as countless bugfixes and device driver improvements. Major updates and improvements have been made to ACPI power and thermal management, ATA, and many aspects of the network infrastructure. 32bit application
support for AMD64 is also greatly improved, as is compatiblity with certain Athlon64 motherboards. This release is also the first to feature experimental PowerPC support for the Macintosh G3 and G4 platforms […]”