Which Release to Download?

Matthew mabego at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 01:35:29 PDT 2004

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 23:07:07 -0700 (PDT), Younes Al-Hroub
<y5wars at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> I am a computer engineer and I want to learn the FreeBSD OS,
> and I do not have the FreeBSD software and when I have tried
> to download the FreeBSD software form your website, I found
> two Releases one called " New Technology Release: 5.2.1 "
> and the other called " Production Release: 4.10 " ,
> I got confused which Release to download ???
> Because I do not know the differences between the
> New Technology Release and the Production Release.
> Please tell me the differences between them,
> and which release should I have to download?
> Help me please.

Also, chapter 19.2 "FreeBSD-CURRENT vs. FreeBSD-STABLE" of the online
FreeBSD handbook has a nice short description of the differences.

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