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August 2001
  • 17 August, 2001: Annelise Anderson, a frequent contributor to the FreeBSD mailing lists, has written "FreeBSD: An Open-Source Operating System for Your PC", an introduction to FreeBSD aimed at the new user. Published by The Bit Tree Press, the ISBN is 0971204500, and it can be ordered from, amongst other places, the DaemonNews Mall.

  • 16 August, 2001: The Installing FreeBSD section of the Handbook has been substantially improved and updated. The new documentation features "screenshots" of almost every stage of the installation process, and expanded text detailing what each stage of the install covers. The bulk of the work was carried out by Randy Pratt.

  • 14 August, 2001: New committer: Max Khon

  • 9 August, 2001: New committer: Randy Pratt (Docs)

  • 9 August, 2001: The July 2001 status report is now available; see the Status Reports Web page.

  • 8 August, 2001: An RDF file of the last 10 news headlines on the FreeBSD site is now available. The URL is You can use this file to syndicate FreeBSD news headlines on to your own web site (as Daily DaemonNews and the FreeBSD Diary do), or on to your desktop, using applications such as KNewsTicker.

  • 7 August, 2001: Pandaemonium, the BSD Users Group of Western Australia, has been added to the Support page.

  • 6 August, 2001: New committer: Valentino Vaschetto (Docs)

July 2001
  • 30 July, 2001: A second edition of The FreeBSD Handbook will be in production shortly. A task list has been published for anyone who wants to help contribute to the state of available printed documentation about FreeBSD.

  • 26 July, 2001: New committer: Mark Peek

  • 16 July, 2001: New committer: Rob Braun

  • 16 July, 2001: New committer: Dave Zarzycki

  • 16 July, 2001: New committer: Mike Barcroft

  • 13 July, 2001: New committer: Chern Lee (Docs)

June 2001 May 2001
  • 24 May, 2001: The famous ftp site,, is now back in full operation. Many thanks to Tele Danmark, who are supplying the machine as well as the network connection.

  • 16 May, 2001: New committer: Jim Pirzyk

  • 2 May, 2001: The first May 2001 issue of the FreeBSD 'zine is now available. Starting this month, there will be two issues per month; one on the 1st, and one on the 15th.

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Older announcements: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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