Why are so many people using 4.x?
bob at fxp.org
Sat Apr 8 09:09:16 UTC 2006
On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 12:34:11PM -0800, Joseph Vella wrote:
> I notice a lot of references to version 4.x. Is there any overwhelming reason
> why its use seems to be still popular. I'm wanting to set up a server (just
> for play) on my home network using a PII machine. Am I better off using an
> older version for such old equipment? If so, do any particular versions
> stand out?
I still run a 4.8 machine to monitor the UPS's for a server room.
Basically I have no reason to upgrade the machine, it is a Dell
Gsx or similar, P2 233, 64MB RAM. It's been a great machine, just
chugging along without any problems. It's on the internal LAN,
so I don't see any security problems, as myself and 2 other
people even know that the machine is there, what it does, or
even cares about it, and has access to the room that it is in.
[bob at bart] ~>uname -rsp
FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE i386
[bob at bart] ~>uptime
4:05AM up 940 days, 9:18, 1 user, load averages: 0.24, 0.28, 0.25
bob at ibsd.us
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