FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE is now available.
Jordan K. Hubbard
jkh at zippy.cdrom.com
Fri Sep 17 05:06:48 PDT 1999
Yes, it's that time again! I'm very happy to announce the availability
of FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE, the latest in our line of releases from the
3.x-STABLE branch. The follow-on to FreeBSD 3.2 (released in May, 1999),
a lot of new drivers have been added, many bugs were fixed and several
important security issues where dealt with. Please see the release notes
for more information.
FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE is available at ftp.freebsd.org and various FTP
mirror sites throughout the world. It can also be ordered on CD from
The FreeBSD Mall, from where it will be shipping soon on a 4 CD set
containing installation bits for x86 architecture, as well a lot of
other material of general interest to programmers and end-users alike
(3.3-RELEASE for the Alpha architecture is available from the FTP site).
NOTE: All of the profits from the sales of this CD set go to support
the FreeBSD Project! We are also trying something new with 3.3-RELEASE
in making disc #1 from Walnut Creek CDROM's official distribution
available via anonymous FTP. This is the most important CD of their
4 set, one which will allow users to install the base system and all
of its most important add-ons from a single ISO 9660 image. We are doing
this because the ISO image is rapidly becoming the preferred format for
distributing operating system releases and we're certainly not going to
go out of our way to make FreeBSD harder to "test drive" if providing
the standard NFS/FTP network installation methods is no longer enough.
We can't promise that all the mirror sites will carry the rather large
installation (660MB) image, but it will at least be available from:
along with the more traditional 3.3-RELEASE bits. If you can't
afford the CDs, are impatient, or just want to use it for evangelism
purposes, then by all means download the ISO, otherwise please do
continue to support the FreeBSD project by purchasing one of its
official CD releases from Walnut Creek CDROM.
The official FTP distribution site for FreeBSD is:
Or via the WEB pages at:
And directly from Walnut Creek CDROM:
Walnut Creek CDROM
4041 Pike Lane, #F
Concord CA, 94520 USA
Phone: +1 925 674-0783
Fax: +1 925 674-0821
Tech Support: +1 925 603-1234
Email: info at cdrom.com
Additionally, FreeBSD is available via anonymous FTP from mirror sites
in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea,
Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia,
Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the Ukraine
and the United Kingdom (and quite possibly several others which I've
never even heard of :).
Before trying the central FTP site, please check your regional
mirror(s) first by going to:
Any additional mirror sites will be labeled ftp2, ftp3 and so on.
The latest versions of export-restricted code for FreeBSD (2.0C or
later) (eBones and secure) are also being made available at the
following locations. If you are outside the U.S. or Canada, please get
secure (DES) and eBones (Kerberos) from one of the following foreign
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