About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Thu Nov 8 11:55:57 PST 2007

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 12:28:59PM -0500, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2007 11:55 AM, Expresso Digital ISP <cesar at expresso.com.br> wrote:
> > Hi, my name is Cesar.
> >
> > I'd like to know what is the diference between 7.0 and 6.3 and why create a
> > newest version and after old version.

See http://people.freebsd.org/~kris/scaling/7.0%20Preview.pdf  for a
presentation of what is new in FreeBSD 7.x

> 6.X is the last of versions meant primarilly for single processing
> machines (with some after thought payed to multiprocessing).

No, that was the 4.x series of releases.

> 7.X is the beginning of the versions specifically designed with
> multiprocessing/cores in mind

No, that was the 5.x releases.

The 6.x and 7.x releases are mainly evolutionary changes from 5.x without
any major redesigns being done (but plenty of minor and not-so-minor

> Under the hood many things have been changed improved in 7.... the
> offical recommendation is 6.3 is for people who can *NOT* upgrade to 7
> for whatever reason and everyone else should use 7... note as far most
> people can tell there is no "easy" way to upgrade to 7 if you have 6
> installed so you should start with 7

Upgrading from 6.x to 7.x should be fairly painless (much like upgrading
from 5.x to 6.x)

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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