FreeBSD Version recommend for OLD machine

Erich erichfreebsdlist at
Fri Mar 12 06:05:50 UTC 2010

On 12 March 2010 pm 12:29:13 Jorge Biquez wrote:
> Hello all.
> I have an old machine that has been running 4.11-Stable for some 
> years. This week something weird happened when I tried to update to 
> latest version on 4.x. Anyway, I thought that was a good idea to 
> update to 5.x and after doing all the process finally I can not have 
> it running corrcetly. Not a big problem since a secondary  DNS an an 
> email server for one domain. I am still trying to recover it 
> downloading and installing the sae version it has but in case I can 
> not fix I would like to install a mor erecent version.
> The machine has a Motherboard that supports 2 double pentium III 
> processors with 1GB of ram and a hard disk with 40GB.
> It won't do anything else but a dns slave for maybe 100 domains, mail 
> and squirrel for 10 domain, not more than 100 users with very low 
> volume. That's all.
> Can you give me your opinions on what would you?
> - To re-install the version that it used to has from zero and let it 
> work again for some other years.
> - Try a new version (maybe it is more secure or faster) and if 
> so..... which one?

have a try with 8.0. If it does not work go back to 7.2.

I have one machine on which 8.0 does not support USB at all.

The scheduler on 8.0 is much better. You will be surprised when moving directly from 4.11 to 8.0 how fast the machine feels.


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