freebsd.png" align=left>I have a few news items of interest to FreeBSD users. First, FreeBSD 6.1-RC1 is now available. The schedule has not been updated, but I'm hoping to see the new release before or during the first week in May. I bet the developers will try to get it out the door before the end of this month, though.
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