It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the availability of FreeBSD 2.2.9-RELEASE. This release is the culmination of SEVENTY-SEVEN months of tireless work by the FreeBSD developers, users, their children, and their pets. Significant features in this release:

  • XFree86 3.3.3, the industry leader in support for cutting edge PCI graphics adapters and 2D acceleration.
  • The 8GB barrier in IDE drive sizes has finally been broken. The wd(4) driver now supports unimaginable sizes of 137GB on a single drive!
  • Support for all of the latest high-speed FAST-WIDE (20MB/s) SCSI-2 controllers
  • The Linux emulator is now able to run Quake2 out-of-the-box.

A full description of the release can be found here:
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/2.2.9-RELEASE/README.TXT
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/2.2.9-RELEASE/RELNOTES.TXT