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Date:      Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:22:45 +0930
From:      Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
To:        Manish Jain <bourne.identity@hotmail.com>, "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Any reason to prefer 11.1 over 10.3 ?
Message-ID:  <1b3df6d2-a430-89d1-8b13-3353ab834844@ShaneWare.Biz>
In-Reply-To: <20170818074902.GA91334@gmail.com>
References:  <VI1PR02MB1200E48789933A9BCAAAECD4F6800@VI1PR02MB1200.eurprd02.prod.outlook.com> <20170818074902.GA91334@gmail.com>

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On 18/08/2017 17:19, Matt Smith wrote:
> On Aug 18 07:35, Manish Jain wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am going to have to install FreeBSD again on a box on which 10.3R
>> works well. Is there any reason I should prefer 11.1R ?
>>
>> Thanks for any tips.
>> Manish Jain
> 
> The main reason for 11.1 would be the expected end of life date when 
> 10.3 will no longer be supported. As you can see from 
> https://www.freebsd.org/security/security.html#sup that is April 30, 
> 2018 whereas 11.1 will be 3 months after the release of 11.2.
> 
> Obviously you can upgrade from 10.3 to 10.4, or from 10.3 to 11.2, and 
> from 11.1 to 11.2 quite easily, but it's easier to start with 11 than it 
> is to start with 10 and do a major version upgrade.
> 
> Unless there are any strange issues particular to your hardware 10 and 
> 11 should work identically really.
> 

11.1 includes bhyve improvements which include vnc support. That means
you can get a gui connection to the bhyve instance during boot.

I believe many other bhyve improvements are not being added to 10.x

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