FreeBSD 9.0 RC3 i386 CD is the third release candidate for FreeBSD 9.0. The third and what should be final release candidate build for the 9.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. This should be the last of the test builds. The location of the FTP install tree and ISO images is the same as it has been for BETA2, BETA3, RC1 and RC2. The layout to a large degree is being dictated by the new build infrastructure and installer. But it's not particularly well-suited to humans so I've added a shorter pathway to the ISO images.
FreeBSD is a UNIX-like operating system for the i386, amd64, IA-64, arm, MIPS, powerpc, ppc64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC platforms based on U.C. Berkeley's "4.4BSD-Lite" release, with some "4.4BSD-Lite2" enhancements. It is also based indirectly on William Jolitz's port of U.C. Berkeley's "Net/2" to the i386, known as "386BSD", though very little of the 386BSD code remains. FreeBSD is used by companies, Internet Service Providers, researchers, computer professionals, students and home users all over the world in their work, education and recreation. FreeBSD comes with over 20,000 packages (pre-compiled software that is bundled for easy installation), covering a wide range of areas: from server software, databases and web servers, to desktop software, games, web browsers and business software - all free and easy to install.