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FreeBSD Releases

For late-breaking news about FreeBSD, please visit the Newsflash page.

Current Release(s)

Release 6.2 (January 2007) Announcement : Release Notes : Hardware Notes : Installation Notes : Readme : Errata

Release 5.5 (May 2006) Announcement : Release Notes : Hardware Notes : Installation Notes : Readme : Errata

The latest daily snapshots from our FreeBSD-STABLE and FreeBSD-CURRENT branches are also available. Please see Getting FreeBSD for details.

Future Releases

We will continue to bring you new releases from both our FreeBSD-STABLE and FreeBSD-CURRENT branches, both as developer's snapshots and as regular full releases.

For more information about the release engineering process, or to see a comprehensive schedule of upcoming releases, please visit the Release Engineering section of this web site.

The release documentation files for FreeBSD-STABLE and FreeBSD-CURRENT are available for viewing in HTML format on the Release Documentation page. These files are rebuilt periodically, and reflect the changing state of FreeBSD's development.

Past Releases

Release Usage Statistics

A snapshot of the current FreeBSD release usage is available at http://www.FreeBSD.org/statistic/release_usage/2006/.
FreeBSD release usage statistics of the previous year are available at http://www.FreeBSD.org/statistic/release_usage/2005/.