FreeBSD Lifecycle (EOL)


Below you can find the life cycle for each version of operating system FreeBSD, like FreeBSD 11.1, including release dates and end of life (EOL) dates.

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). Although for legal reasons FreeBSD cannot use the Unix trademark, it is a direct descendant of BSD, which was historically also called "BSD Unix" or "Berkeley Unix". The first version of FreeBSD was released in 1993, and as of 2005 FreeBSD was the most widely used open-source BSD distribution, accounting for more than three-quarters of all installed systems running open-source BSD derivatives.

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Facts for FreeBSD

OS family
Unix-like (BSD)
Kernel type
First release
Nov 1 1993

Current releases

Release Release date End of life
FreeBSD 11.1July 26, 2017