4.0-RELEASE is now available

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at zippy.cdrom.com
Tue Mar 14 22:29:09 PST 2000

Well, it's a bit late and hopefully all the better for it, but here
it is.  It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of FreeBSD
4.0-RELEASE.  This is our first release along the 4.x-stable (RELENG_4)
branch and contains a number of significant advancements over FreeBSD
3.4.  Please see the release notes for further information as the list
of new features is too long to list here.

FreeBSD 4.0-RELEASE is available from ftp.freebsd.org and various FTP
mirror sites throughout the world.  It can also be ordered on CD from
The FreeBSD Mall (http://www.freebsdmall.com), from where it will be
shipping soon on a 4 CD set.  There will also be two such sets available
for 4.0, one containing installation bits for the x86 architecture
(as well a lot of other material of general interest to programmers and
end-users alike) and another for DEC Alpha architecture machines.

As usual, disc #1 from Walnut Creek CDROM's official distribution (for
both architectures) will also be available via anonymous FTP as soon
as it's been compiled in its final form.  Please monitor the master FTP
site for details.  We also can't promise that all the mirror sites will
carry this rather large (660MB) installation image, but it will at least
be available (once ready) from:


These files allow one to install the base system and all of its most
important add-ons from a single bootable image, one which can be written
as a raw ISO 9660 image by most CD creator software.

Even though we make our installation CDs freely available, we also
hope that you'll continue to support the FreeBSD project by purchasing
one of its official CD releases from the FreeBSD mall.  A portion of
each sale goes to support FreeBSD's development and general infrastructure
and is thus highly appreciated.

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 wccdrom.com
  WWW: http://www.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, 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
distribution sites:

South Africa


- Jordan

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