The best release to install now?

Choy Kho Yee khoyee at
Tue Sep 21 09:29:32 PDT 2004

I would like to install freeBSD on a machine which only has WinXP 
resides in it now. I
need to set it up to do some work. And I think there are 2 choices for 
me now, which are
5.2.1 or 5.3-BETA5.

Although I would like to keep up-to-date with the OS but still I want a 
reasonably stable
system on which most ports installs without many problems.

And I would like to be able to upgrade to 5.3-STABLE when it is ready 
some point in the
future without much struggles. I don't mind to recompile all the ports, 

So, what are your suggestions?

Thanks for any input.

Choy Kho Yee

"There are only 10 types of people in the world, i.e. those who 
understand binary numbers and those who do not."

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