> > Brad Mettee <bmet...@pchotshots.com> writes:
> > 
> > > If a system is stable and ports are up to date, serving mail & web
> > > pages as needed, is there any reason to update from this:
> > > FreeBSD ns1.pchotshots.com 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb
> > > 24 10:35:36 UTC 2008
> > > r...@driscoll.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
> > >
> > > To something newer? (like 7.2 stable)
> > >
> > > Would there be any noticeable benefit from an update?
> > 
> > At *least* make sure you get the security updates...
> > 
> Other reason to make time to time a update is to simplify you life when
> your old version don't work after N years. Someday you may have (for example)
> postfix don't work anymore on you old version. So when you don't have the
> choice, the update may very hard to make.

Another reason to consider, at some date, 7.0 will not be amintained
anymore.

At that time you may be facing difficulties to upgrade to the latest
legacy release: upgrades are better tested when done in sequence: 7.0
to 7.1, 7.1 to 7.2, etc. 7.x to 8.y. 7.0 to 8.y may work, or may
not. So you better not stay too far behind.

Bests,

Olivier
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