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01 May 2009, 09:30

OpenBSD 4.5 released

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The OpenBSD developers have announced the release of version 4.5 of their free BSD UNIX-like operating system. OpenBSD 4.5 is their 25th release on CD (26th via FTP) and has several new features. The 4.5 release also includes the usual hardware support improvements, new drivers and various fixes.

Initial ports are included for the Gumstix platform (xscale based) and the OpenMoko phone (ARM based), support has been added for virtual I/O between logical domains on Sun's CoolThreads servers and UltraSPARC IIe CPU systems can now scale down the CPU frequency in order to save power.

New tools include ypldap, a YP server that uses LDAP as a back-end. Audio server compatability and device-less mode have been added to the aucat audio system. The install now also allows for multiple interfaces to be configured with DHCP. The included free implementation of the Secure Shell Protocol, OpenSSH, has been updated to version 5.2.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes and change log. OpenBSD 4.5 is available to download or purchase on three CDs. The proceeds support the developers and donations are also accepted.

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