FreeBSD 3.5 now available for x86
Jordan K. Hubbard
jkh at zippy.osd.bsdi.com
Sat Jun 24 18:22:25 PDT 2000
I'm pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 3.5-RELEASE, the very
LAST in 3.x-STABLE branch technology. Following the release of FreeBSD 3.4
in December, 1999, many bugs were fixed, important security issues dealt
with, and even a few new features added. Please see the release notes
for more information.
FreeBSD 3.5-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.
We can't promise that all the mirror sites will carry the rather large
ISO installation (660MB) image, but it will at least be available from:
along with the more traditional 3.5-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 BSDi.
This release will only be done for the i386 architecture. If you
want to run FreeBSD on the Alpha architecture, please install
4.0-RELEASE - it's much better suited for that platform.
The official FTP distribution site for FreeBSD is:
Or via the WEB pages at:
And directly from BSDi
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 wccdrom.com
Additionally, FreeBSD is available via anonymous FTP from mirror sites
in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Elbonia, 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 other
countries 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. Now that FreeBSD has export permission for
crypto from the United States government, you can get it from
these locations or from ftp.freebsd.org.
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