Yesterday, the final release of FreeBSD has been announced. After considerable time slips due to severe issues that came up after the release process was started (and which have been addressed very professionally from my point of view) the Release Candidates came on time as did the final release. I’m very impressed by the list of new features even hough there are not that many items on the list. I consider the integration of csup as one of the most useful features and the implementation of the OpenBSM audit subsystem one of the most valuable ones. As usual, the Release Notes and the Errata are available and should be read before installation.