Why are so many people using 4.x?

Bob Bomar 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 Bomar
bob at ibsd.us

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