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Published on: February 1, 2014 by Irina

The key updates of the new OS are claimed to be improved hardware support and modernized software components. In OS FreeBSD 10.0 database of drivers has been significantly expanded and updated, the platform code has been a subject to an optimization, and defects of old versions have been eliminated as well. A lot of attention in the development of a new version of FreeBSD was paid to wireless Wi-Fi, network components, tools of virtualization, support of ARM architecture, and increase of productivity file systems UFS / FFS.

The support of BSD Hypervisor (BHyVe), drivers of Hyper-V integration and standard 802.11s plays a crucial role in the tenth generation of FreeBSD. Security and reliability have become a basis of this new OS.

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Published on: December 24, 2013 by Irina

The newest version of operating system - Oracle Linux 6.5 - is supported by Intel Ivy Bridge processors and SSD- drives with NVMe interface. In addition, it has been improved by including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, Linux Containers support and InfiniBand updates. Oracle Linux 6.5 has many new security features and additional functions of btrfs filesystem which allow administrators to implement a mechanism for incremental backups using snapshots of the system, set different size limits for volumes and subvolumes, and release storage space using the hole punching method to indicate any unused part of the file.

One of the outstanding features of the updated platform is the ability of using Oracle Linux as a guest operating system in Microsoft Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure with using new paravirtualization drivers.

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