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Date:      Sat, 16 May 2020 11:57:37 -0600
From:      "@lbutlr" <kremels@kreme.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: [FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 12.0 end-of-life
Message-ID:  <332714B8-2798-42CF-A082-9EDA180CC65B@kreme.com>
In-Reply-To: <05112EEC-7FA3-4E18-974B-263A58058E01@kicp.uchicago.edu>
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On 18 Feb 2020, at 07:08, Valeri Galtsev <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu> =
wrote:
> I have workstation (desktop) running FreeBSD.

But you are in a tiny tiny minority.

> And from what is said on this list, I=E2=80=99m not the only one.

This list is a tiny tiny minority of FreeBSD users, and even here most =
of us are not using desktop FreeBSD.

12/stable is projected for EOL in 2024. Doesn=E2=80=99t seem too short.

Considering the amount of security that is need4ed to run a system, the =
life cycles are going to be necessarily shorter between needed updates. =
The days of sticking a box I a closet and ignoring it for 10 years are, =
thankfully, long in the past for any responsible admin.




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"Are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
"I think so, Brain, but 'Snowball for Windows=E2=80=99?"





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