Ken Smith has announced the release of FreeBSD 8.2: "The FreeBSD release engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. This is the third release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.1 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: Xen HVM support in FreeBSD/amd64 and Xen PV support in FreeBSD/i386 improved; ZFS on-disk format updated to version 15; aesni driver for Intel AESNI crypto instruction set; BIND and OpenSSL updates; GNOME updated to 2.32.1; KDE updated to 4.5.5; many miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes." Read the release announcement and release notes for further information; there is also an errata page with a late-breaking news about an OpenSSL issue. Download the installation DVD images for the i386 and amd64 architectures from here: FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso.xz (1,971MB, SHA256), FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso.xz (2,033MB, SHA256). FreeBSD 7.4, a new update to the project's legacy branch, is also available.
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