News and Events

May 15, 2009

The site was decommissioned.

April 23, 2009

The decommissioning of was announced

Dec, 2007

With over 3200 users, the is no longer accepting new users.

Mar 25, 2007, The 2000th user mark

After this weekend now has over 2000 registered users.

Feb 18, 2007, Upgrade

There was an hour of down time today to upgrade the disks to a larger capacity.

Jan 20, 2007, has users from over 70 different countries

Visit the Statistics page to find the number of users from your country!

Dec 24, 2006, The 1000th user mark

After this weekend now has over 1000 registered users.

October 11, 2006, Board meeting held

The first administrative board meeting was held. Plans for improving freeshells services were discussed. It was decided to modify the site policy, banning unattended background processes.

October 8, 2006, Listed on website

Freeshells is now listed on the very popular freeshell provider list. This has drastically increased the number of new registrations.

June 1, 2006, is now live

The site is now in production. IPv6 connectivity has also been integrated to allow access to the next generation Internet, IPv6.

May 1, 2006, Beta testing begins

With the setup and development mostly complete, the site is now publically available in beta form. is not actively marketing or allowing search engine access, but after a successful trial period, the site will change to production status.

March 2006, Development begins on

After a few unused Sun Ultra boxes had recently been decommissioned and/or donated, the Freeshells idea was born. NetBSD was chosen as the operating system, and development began.

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