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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ken Smith wrote to the freebsd-stable mailing list that FreeBSD 8.1 is scheduled to be released on 9 July 2010:
For those of you who are wondering when 8.1-RELEASE might arrive, we have discussed it and come up with the initial target schedule.
The highlights are:
Freeze May 24th, 2010
BETA1 May 28th, 2010
RC1 June 11th, 2010
RC2 June 25th, 2010
RELEASE July 9th, 2010
As usual, that's subject to change but it's at least our current target.