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Date:      Fri, 15 May 2015 16:06:01 +0200
From:      "lokadamus@gmx.de" <lokadamus@gmx.de>
To:        Jeffry Killen <jekillen@prodigy.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Returning to FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <5555FD49.2030404@gmx.de>
In-Reply-To: <D29F22FA-E6CE-46B7-8A4B-B2BECA6700C8@prodigy.net>
References:  <D29F22FA-E6CE-46B7-8A4B-B2BECA6700C8@prodigy.net>

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On 05/14/15 21:59, Jeffry Killen wrote:
> Hello;
> 
> I have had experience installing, configuring, and adding various server
> software packages
> to FreeBSD. But the last version I have experience with is 6.2. I still
> have various hardware
> configurations that are from that era.
> 
> The current questions:
> How useful is the latest edition of Absolute FreeBSD? I see 3rd edition
> available, but on
> the authors web site, version 7.0 is mentioned, and I see that the
> current version is up to
> 10.
FreeBSD is at version 10.1 or current at 11.
Remember portsnap fetch extract or update?
portupgrade or portmaster?
FreeBSD has now a binary packetmanager, pkg.

Other things like zfs or gpt as default are other changes.

Download 10.1, install and look, what you are missing.


Greetings



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