BSD Release: FreeBSD 12.2 Download & GUI Installation.

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The FreeBSD team has announced the availability of FreeBSD 12.2. This update to the 12.x series updates Intel networing support, makes it possible to run Linux inside Jail environments, and the Clang compiler has been updated to version 10. “The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE. This is the third release of the stable/12 branch. Some of the highlights: Updates to the wireless networking stack and various drivers have been introduced to provide better 802.11n and 802.11ac support. The ice(4) driver has been added, supporting Intel 100Gb ethernet cards. The jail(8) utility has been updated to allow running Linux in a jailed environment. OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.1.1h. OpenSSH has been updated to version 7.9p1. The clang, llvm, lld, lldb, compiler-rt utilities and libc++ have been updated to version 10.0.1.” Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement and in the release notes.

FreeBSD 12.2 Features

FreeBSD by default doesn’t come packaged with a Desktop Environment like most of the Linux distributions. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t install one. Therefore, most of the features and updates are focused on the general system performance and not the user interface. Let’s dive in!


FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso (920MB, SHA512, signature),

FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso (761MB, SHA512, signature).


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