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DistroWatch.com: FreeNAS

FreeNAS

Last Update: 2017-06-14 23:37 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: 107 (104), 6 months: 107 (120), 3 months: 92 (127), 4 weeks: 63 (170), 1 week: 40 (255)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 4 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
Screencasts
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...

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

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Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for FreeNAS

Average rating
8.0
from 4 review(s)



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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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Version: 11.0-RC1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-06
Votes: 1


Pro's:
Makes data storage management along with use of the ZFS file system more end user friendly.
Con's:
Unnecessarily bloated with features and services, a "NAS" should handle data storage and management that's it nothing else do "one" thing and do it very well, not VM's, containers, plugins, on and on, it's not named FreeServer.
Other Thought's:
After the FreeNAS Corral ordeal it makes me question the projects leadership.
More Thought's:
I think FreeNAS should jest be a FreeBSD package where you install FreeBSD and you install this web management interface, with the thought why waste time and resources maintaining an entire OS when it's all ready being done reminds me of some other popular projects.



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