FreeBSD 4.8 v/s 5.1
b_cassidy at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 29 21:34:55 PDT 2003
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Two more questions. 4.8-RELEASE or 4.8_STABLE? I lost my 4.8-stable cd
and need to burn another one. What is the easiest way to burn an iso
file from freebsd?
On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 14:34:38 -0400
"C. Ulrich" <dincht at securenym.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 03:51, Bryan Cassidy wrote:
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> > I was just wondering what people on the list thought. I don't want
> > to know any details on which is better or whatever just in general
> > which is better for whatever reasons people use it.
> Short answer: use 4.8 for anything remotely critical such as a
> firewall, web server, etc, especially if it's going to talk to the
> outside world and/or uptime is important. That's why they call it
> 4.8-STABLE. For learning purposes or a personal system that you don't
> mind tinkering with every now and again, you might as well go with
> 5.1. For what it's worth, most releases that aren't necessarily
> -STABLE are plenty stable enough for normal use. They just aren't
> officially supported by the FreeBSD team if you run into a snag. See
> the handbook and/or FAQ for more info.
> C. Ulrich
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