Any reason to prefer 11.1 over 10.3 ?

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at
Thu Aug 24 10:41:27 UTC 2017

On 18/08/2017 08:35, Manish Jain wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 ?

To state the obvious, it depends if any of the new features are useful. 
I didn't like 10.x so stuck with 9.4 for a long time.

The main things I like about 11.1 are the improved ZFS, including zfsd 
(a bit love-hate with that), compressed ARC, lz4. As Shane pointed out, 
virtualisation has improved and you can run Xen Dom0. These are both a 
big plus for me, but I do weird stuff in my spare time.

Regards, Frank.

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