Quite shortly after the first and only release candidate, the final FreeNAS 9.2.0-RELEASE was released before Christmas.
The main changes are already known from the RC version, the complete list of changes can be found at the FreeNAS website. Here are only the most important (from my point of view), FreeNAS plugins are of course still supported:
- FreeBSD 9.2 base with updated software packages
- Bonjour service for all services, so you don't need to know the IP of the FreeNAS to set it up.
- Samba was brought to version 3.6.1
- Support for Linux jails, templates for Debian-7.1.0, Gentoo-20130820, Ubuntu-13.04, Centos-6.4, Fedora-19, and Suse-12.3
- Shell button for jails to easily reach a command line of a jail
The upgrade from FreeNAS 9.1 should be possible without any problems via the web interface, if you want to be on the safe side wait for the surely upcoming version 9.2.1. If you want to use the Christmas holidays for an upgrade or a first installation, you can get FreeNAS 9.2.0 in different variants (CD image, GUI upgrade) as 32- and 64-bit version directly on the Project homepage. The base for FreeNAS is either the Evergreen in the form of the HP Proliant Microserver N54LMeanwhile, there is also a much more powerful successor: HP Microserver G8, Intel Celeron G1610T Dualcore with 2.3 GHz (around 400,-€ at Amazon)