Ken Smith mengumumkan ketersediaan kandidat rilis pertama FreeBSD 8.1:
The first release candidate for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP-based installs through the network should be available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. For the amd64 and i386 architectures the DVD images have a preliminary set of packages in the ISO files. Unfortunately due to some limitations of the FTP mirroring system we are limited to images no larger than 2 GB so the packages available on the installation media is limited (almost down to just GNOME/KDE). We will work to remove that limitation but that won’t happen before 8.1 is to become available.
Anda bisa membaca pengumuman rilis untuk detail mengenai rilis ini dan juga cara melakukan upgrade.