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Date:      Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:32:20 +0800
From:      Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist@alogt.com>
To:        Jos Chrispijn <kernel@webrz.net>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 10
Message-ID:  <20140729073220.56ce62b4@X220.alogt.com>
In-Reply-To: <53D61F49.7090507@webrz.net>
References:  <53D61F49.7090507@webrz.net>

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Hi,

On Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:41 +0200
Jos Chrispijn <kernel@webrz.net> wrote:

>    Would it be a good idea to use BSD 10 Stable in a commercial
>    environment or should I sitck to BSD 9.3 Stable for two years?
> 
we use the following strategy.

When we buy new hardware, we first try the version the older hardware
is using. If all works, we stick with this version. If there is a
problem, we switch to the most current release. TO make life easier, we
switch all other machines to this version then.

While upgrading FreeBSD, we stick to a branch as long it is supported.
When support stops, we switch to the most current release.

This would mean in your case to stick with 9.x as long as 9 has support
and then switch to 11.x or what else will be the most current release
when support for 9 is stopped.

I never saw any other reason to switch branches. It causes to much
interruptions.

Erich



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