OS to replace FreeBSD

David Christensen dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Fri Mar 19 17:14:09 UTC 2021

On 3/19/21 7:10 AM, Jerry wrote:
> With the soon-to-be release of version 13 of FreeBSD and the EOL of
> FreeBSD 11.x, I will need to invest in a new OS. Due to FreeBSD’s
> unfortunate inability to squash bug
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=237666, l am left
> with no choice but to seek out a new OS. I need a bare-bones system
> that can run a mail server, Postfix with Dovecot, and a few other
> utilities.

Looking at that link, I see:

     Gerard Seibert 2021-02-25 21:01:04 UTC
     # dmidecode 3.3
     Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
     System Information
          Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
          Product Name: XPS 8930
          Version: 1.1.15
          Serial Number: 19WS903
          UUID: 4c4c4544-0039-5710-8053-b1c04f393033
          Wake-up Type: Power Switch
          SKU Number: 0859
          Family: XPS

Dell says:


     Operating system

         With Windows 10 Home

So, Windows 10 Home is the only operating system supported by Dell on 
that computer.  Windows 10 Home should not exhibit the bug you have 

Check if your software is supported on Windows 10 Home.  If so, install 
Windows 10 Home and install your software.

Alternatively, get another computer that is known to be compatible with 
your OS and software of choice.

I am running 12.2-RELEASE-p4 GENERIC amd64 without any problems on:

* Dell PowerEdge T30 with Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5

* Intel S1200V3RPL with Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3


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