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DistroWatch.com: FreeNAS


Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC

FreeNAS is a tiny FreeBSD-based operating system which provides free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services (CIFS, FTP and NFS).

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 106 (102), 6 months: 102 (100), 3 months: 117 (77), 4 weeks: 127 (62), 1 week: 139 (42)

Average visitor rating: 8.2/10 from 5 review(s).

FreeNAS Summary
Distribution FreeNAS
Home Page http://www.freenas.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.freenas.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums http://forums.freenas.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://doc.freenas.org/
Screenshots http://www.freenas.org/about/screenshot.html
Download Mirrors http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://support.freenas.org/
Related Websites Learn FreeNASWikipedia
Reviews 9.x: LWNDistroWatch
8.x: ComputerWorldDistroWatchLinux User
0.x: Linuxsoft (Czech)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-06-14: BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: FreeNAS 11.0-RC
 • 2017-03-15: BSD Release: FreeNAS Corral
 • 2016-11-24: Development Release: FreeNAS 10-BETA2
 • 2016-09-02: Development Release: FreeNAS 10-BETA
 • 2016-03-22: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.10
 • 2015-10-09: Development Release: FreeNAS 10.2-ALPHA
 • 2014-12-09: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.3
 • 2014-02-08: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.2.1
 • 2013-12-22: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.2.0
 • 2013-08-28: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.1.1
 • 2013-08-03: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.1.0
 • More FreeNAS releases...

 •2017-04-13 FreeNAS changes plans for Corral
 •2016-04-15 FreeNAS updates Samba
 • More FreeNAS headlines...

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Feature 11.0 9.10 8.3.1 0.7.2 0.69.2 0.686.4
Release Date 2017-06-14 2016-03-22 2013-03-20 2010-11-06 2009-06-11 2008-05-23
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 930-930          
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
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Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
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Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software RC RC RC RC RC RC
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Version: 11.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-15
Votes: 6

Been using FreeNAS for a couple years now and it works great for me. It's older hardware but ROCK SOLID. Version 10 or "Corral" was a cluster/fiasco but I was smart enough to stick with 9.10 until things were a little better situated and waited till 10 was killed and 11 was released to upgrade. To me the GUI has been easy to pick up with everything at my fingertips as I need it.

I have actually built three FreeNAS servers out, my own naturally, one for my father and one for my stepdaughter with a few other people wanting to have one as well. I use Plex for all my media needs inside of a simple FreeNAS jail and with 1300 movies at my fingertips this is EXACTLY the machine I have always wanted. I used to have a windows XP and then windows server box with media strewn across a few drives when a couple crashed I knew I needed something better and different. FreeNAS is what I needed.

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Version: 8.3.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-18
Votes: 1

Amazingly stable even years with huge amount of traffic. Perfect NAS!

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Version: 11.0-RC1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-08
Votes: 0

This is amazing. Not sure why it has a low rating. It's a server OS, and does exactly what it says and all that for free.

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