Release or Stable 10.3 ?

Brandon J. Wandersee brandon.wandersee at
Mon Jun 6 12:20:55 UTC 2016

shahzaib mushtaq writes:

> Hi,
> Thanks a lot guys for clear answer as 'stable' word is really confusing
> when it comes to choose between 'release' and 'stable' :) . Can we go with
> its minimal installation version e.g bootonly iso with 200+MB size ? Should
> that good to go instead of download full 2GB iso ?
> Regards.
> Shahzaib

The system that is installed will always be the same---a complete
FreeBSD installation is about 800Mb in size. The different installation
media just provide different installation methods. "Bootonly" downloads
the system over the Internet and installs it; the standard images
contain the system; the large, 2Gb image contains the system, plus a
frozen snapshot of the package repository, so you can install
application packages from it if you don't have a reliable Internet


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