FreeBSD Version recommend for OLD machine

Steve Bertrand steve at
Wed Mar 17 01:26:10 UTC 2010

On 2010.03.16 15:25, alexus wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM, andrew clarke <mail at> wrote:
>> On Fri 2010-03-12 00:16:35 UTC-0500, Steve Bertrand (steve at wrote:
>>>> The machine has a Motherboard that supports 2 double pentium III
>>>> processors with 1GB of ram and a hard disk with 40GB.
>> I run FreeBSD 7.2 on a headless 1 GHz Pentium III with 256 MB RAM.

> i'd go w/ 8.0 worse case scenario 7.2

> and put more memory in that machine it's embarassing :)

Hogwash. Embarrassment is an opinion that you either believe people hold
against you, or you hold against others, in which you think they will
think about you:

62 processes:  1 running, 61 sleeping
CPU states:  5.5% user,  0.0% nice, 11.9% system,  0.6% interrupt, 82.0%
Mem: 53M Active, 11M Inact, 20M Wired, 6556K Cache, 19M Buf, 448K Free

I am not embarrassed. This server has +30 websites running, and it is
dead reliable.

You do what you know works. You do not do because you might be 'shamed'.
Those who shame people in this industry don't last long ;)


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