On Monday 19 October 2009 09:44:48 am Oliver Fromme wrote:I've been doing some reading on this lately because I wanted to know what the best option would be, and since I do have a test machine set up almost the same as the one in question, I think my best bet is just to upgrade to a new version. I have... mm basically every book you can buy from FreeBSDMall, but I've noticed the upgrade process is different in some of them, so I think I'm going to just read the online one in the FreeBSD Docs as it should be the more updated version, and just try out a new one. Yea, I think this is my best bet since from what I've been reading so far, they're talking about the 6.x branch AND 7.x branch being outdated soon, and 8.0 is going to be the only one that's... I can't recall the exact wording, but being a guy I just took a mental note saying "OK, when 8.0 comes out, upgrade, or do a fresh install, because the others aren't going to be worked on as much". I've been reading up on this a lot because, coming from a mostly Linux background, the way STABLE and RELEASE are used is a little bit different. I don't use RedHat or anything like that because I just don't like it, but Slackware, SUSE, and Debian I do use, (SUSE has been a favorite OS of mine for a long time. And having a friendship with their head security guy is nice too) so I was like hmm, STABLE seems like the one I should use for my test server, but BSD in general is stable as any OS you find anyway, so I usually used RELEASE not realizing that it was not the best idea because it would save me a lot of time if I was to just use Stable. Sehr danke ! -Allen -- http://www.myspace.com/farmacyofhorror Digital Horror Punk - Music I make! All done with LMMS All done with Linux and FreeBSD _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-chat To unsubscribe, send any mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org"