iXsystems is pleased to announce FreeNAS 8.0 beta. FreeNAS 8.0 has undergone a complete rewrite. We’ve redesigned the GUI to be easier to use and extend. We’ve upgraded many technologies in the system for improved hardware support, faster I/O, better modularity, and easier upgrades. We trust that you’ll find the system easier to use and, in time, much more feature rich than the current FreeNAS offering. The base system has migrated from FreeBSD 7.x and the m0m0wall build system to FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE and NanoBSD. The system start-up has migrated from the older PHP scripts to the standard FreeBSD rc.d boot system.