Any reason to prefer 11.1 over 10.3 ?
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Sun Aug 20 02:52:55 UTC 2017
On 18/08/2017 17:19, Matt Smith wrote:
> On Aug 18 07:35, Manish Jain wrote:
>> I am going to have to install FreeBSD again on a box on which 10.3R
>> works well. Is there any reason I should prefer 11.1R ?
>> Thanks for any tips.
>> Manish Jain
> The main reason for 11.1 would be the expected end of life date when
> 10.3 will no longer be supported. As you can see from
> https://www.freebsd.org/security/security.html#sup that is April 30,
> 2018 whereas 11.1 will be 3 months after the release of 11.2.
> Obviously you can upgrade from 10.3 to 10.4, or from 10.3 to 11.2, and
> from 11.1 to 11.2 quite easily, but it's easier to start with 11 than it
> is to start with 10 and do a major version upgrade.
> Unless there are any strange issues particular to your hardware 10 and
> 11 should work identically really.
11.1 includes bhyve improvements which include vnc support. That means
you can get a gui connection to the bhyve instance during boot.
I believe many other bhyve improvements are not being added to 10.x
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