what version to use for home desktop?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Jul 15 06:09:18 PDT 2004
On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 11:52:16AM +0000, Mikhail P. wrote:
> I've been using FreeBSD-5.2.1 (tracking -STABLE) for few months now and I must
> to say that it runs very stable on my AMD Athlon XP 2400+/Nvidia workstation.
Um... no you haven't. If you'ld been tracking -STABLE you'ld probably
have been using 4.10-STABLE. There isn't any 5.x version or code
branch that has been declared STABLE yet -- the 5-STABLE branch is due
to happen with the release of 5.3 in the next few months. Probably.
Perhaps you've been tracking the 5.2.1-SECURITY branch? It would have
to be either be that or 5.2-CURRENT, but if you've been tracking
current then you've been incredibly lucky not to have run into the odd
problem while updating.
In any case, 5.2.1-RELEASE-pN (whatever the latest patch level is on
the RELENG_5_2 branch) should work pretty well on a desktop machine
where performance isn't critical and where low load levels are less
likely to trigger problems. FreeBSD has a much more stringent concept
of what it will call a stable release than most Linux distros (Debian
being an honourable exception): the OP will probably be pleasantly
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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