On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 10:12:27PM +0900, Rob wrote: > > Hi > > I have an old Pentium-1, which I like to configure as a router > for a home network, with a minimal amount of user applications > for system maintenance only. > > All my other production machines at work and home have much newer > hardware, so I don't take risks and run 4-stable. > > When I read about problems with early adoption of 5.X, I mainly > encounter risks related to extremely large RAM, multi processors, > or very new hardware. > > My simple and old Pentium-1 PC may therefore a very low risk system for > installing 5-Current. Is that right? Or am making a big mistake here?
The risk in tracking -CURRENT is not only for new features, but everyday stability. From time to time, if you track -CURRENT you _will_ encounter panics, and occasionally data corruption and worse, so you need to be willing and able to deal with that when it happens. Kris
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