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This is a partial list of new features and systems included in OpenBSD 6.8. For a comprehensive list, see the changelog leading to 6.8.

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Also: OpenBSD Marks 25th Anniversary By Releasing OpenBSD 6.8 With POWER 64-Bit Support

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  • OpenBSD 6.8 Released

    On its 25th birthday, the OpenBSD project has released OpenBSD 6.8, the 49th release.

    The new release comes with a large number of improvements and debuts a new architecture, OpenBSD/powerpc64, running on the POWER9 family of processors. The full list of changes can be found in the announcement and on the release page. Some highlights: [...]

OpenBSD 6.8 Released With Support For New PowerPC64 Platform

  • OpenBSD 6.8 Released With Support For New PowerPC64 Platform

    Yesterday, marking the 25th anniversary of the OpenBSD project, its founder Theo de Raadt, officially announced the release of a new version, OpenBSD 6.8.

    Starting in October 1995, OpenBSD 6.8 is its 48th release that comes with numerous updates, a new arm64 and armv7 hardware support, security and kernel improvements, and new userland features.

    As you may know, OpenBSD is a free, open source, and security-oriented 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. It is also one of the most popular distributions of the BSD family.

The OpenBSD Project's 25th Anniversary

  • The OpenBSD Project's 25th Anniversary

    We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 6.8. This day marks the OpenBSD project's 25th anniversary. As we celebrate our 49th release, we remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than twenty years with only two remote holes in the default install.

OpenBSD Officially Available for PPC64

  • OpenBSD Officially Available for PPC64

    OpenBSD 6.8 is now available and with it the first official release of the big-endian ppc64 port (which they call powerpc64). The port is specifically advertised for PowerNV machines (i.e., bare metal) with POWER9, which naturally includes the Raptor family but should also support IBM PowerNV systems as well. POWER8 support is described as "included but untested.

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