FreeBSD 10.4-beta1 released. FreeBSD is a UNIX-like operating system that is based on the “4.4BSD-Lite” release from the University of California at Berkeley and has some “4.4BSD-Lite2” enhancements for i386, amd64, IA-64, arm, MIPS, PowerPC, ppc64, PC -98, UltraSPARC and other platforms. It is also based on “386BSD”, which is William Jolitz’s migration to the “Net/2” to the i386 system at the University of California at Berkeley, although only a handful of code is now preserved. FreeBSD is used by companies, Internet service providers, researchers, computer specialists, students, home users and so on for their work, education, and entertainment. FreeBSD comes with more than 20,000 software packages that are pre-compiled and packaged, easy to install, and cover a wide range of applications: server software, databases and web servers, desktop software, games, web browsers and business software, and all this are free and easy to install.