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I currently run FreeBSD 6.x, and everything is running smoothly. Is there any reason for me to upgrade to 7 or 8 when it comes out? Am I missing any hot new feature, that I would just have to have?

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Not that I can think off from the top of my head, but you could always read these:

Edit: Now I remember. It has a very improved scheduler set by default (from 7.1 and up), wich increases SMP performance dramatically.

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Yes: SCHED_ULE is much higher performance. All of my systems are 7.2 now, and the benchmarked performance with SCHED_ULE is better, by far. – razzed Jun 22 '09 at 2:42

If you use jails support will be improved in 7.2 and 8.0 allowing better network access.

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ZFS is pretty hot.

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