FreeBSD 7.3 Updates BSD Legacy

From the ‘Not The Bleeding Edge‘ files:

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team this week put out the FreeBSD 7.3
release which is   about four months after FreeBSD 8 was released.

FreeBSD is known as a solid, stable and reliable open source operating system. It should come as no surprise then that many users of FreeBSD don’t jump to the next major version number right when it becomes available, but rather stay with the legacy version for a while.

But the clock is definitely now ticking on the time left for the 7.x branch.

“This is the fourth release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves
on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.2 and introduces a few new features,” the FreeBSD 7.3 release announcement stated. “There will be one
more release from this branch to allow future improvements to be made
available in the
7-STABLE branch but at this point most developers are focused on

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