On Thursday 09 September 2004 01:57 pm, eric wrote: > On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 13:22:15 -0700, David Syphers proclaimed... > > > I disagree. I think a completely new user should start with 5.x - there's > > no reason to learn the details of how 4.x works, just to have significant > > portions of that knowledge become obsolete in a month. I wouldn't use > > 5.2.1 on a production machine, but it's perfectly fine for a desktop or > > learning machine. > > Obsolete? You can't be serious; I don't forsee going to 5.x anytime > in the next year or so.
Poor choice of words on my part. People are perfectly free to run FreeBSD 2.2, and some do. What I meant was, most new users are going to want 5.x, as things have advanced significantly from 4.x. For every person like you, who won't move to 5.x for at least a year after it's gone -stable (due to large numbers of local modifications, production stability concerns, or whatever), there's at least one person like me, who went to 5.x years ago even though I'm not a developer (did Cardbus support ever make it to 4.x?). I'm not recommending that new users go to -current (6.x), but I am saying the system administration skills they learn in 5.x will be useful to them much longer than those they would learn in 4.x. -David -- +++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot. +++ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"