Joseph Vella wrote:
I notice a lot of references to version 4.x. Is there any overwhelming reason why its use seems to be still popular. I'm wanting to set up a server (just for play) on my home network using a PII machine. Am I better off using an older version for such old equipment? If so, do any particular versions stand out?
================================== TOP TEN REASONS PEOPLE STILL USE FREEBSD 4.11 10. "format && reinstall" sounds too much like MSFT! 9. Spinal Tap fans can't wait to hit 4.*14* .... 8. 'uname -a' substitutes for AT&T information call... 7. Procmail rules delete "announce@" headers.... 6. Believed "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" trolling.... 5. "African users are non-migratory."++ 4. "Tools, not policy." 3. Too busy coding to update. 2. It Just Works(tm). 1. Uptime, uptime, uptime, baby! ================================ Truth: I dunno. Some people are afraid of destabilization, I guess, and follow the adage "if it ain't broke" ?? KDK ;-) ++ Not an ethnic or nationalist slur, catch the "Monty Python" reference, please---especially if you call yourself a geek.... -- They make a desert and call it peace. -- Tacitus (55?-120?) Appendix. 10] 5.X introduced "UFS2", and you've got to newfs your disks to get it. 9] Ref. movie: "This is Spinal Tap" (which I've never seen-I can't really call myself an elder geek, then, can I?) 8] Google's faster, and free. 7] Might be interesting to know how many admins really haven't thought about the fact that 5.x (heck, 6? 7??) exists. 6] Not his real name, I hope. Some people *have* had issues. This happens to everyone running a computer, I think, and isn't *directly* related to one's choice of OS 5] See Bruce Mah's "Migration Guide"(s). 4] Nobody's forcing them to upgrade. Compare and contrast this with the word "Free", as in "FreeBSD" and a certain well-known software company. 3] FreeBSD does allow you to do Real Work, especially if you don't spend your time running every possible update permutation. Or, composing silly emails to the lists... 2] 1] ... self-explanatory? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"