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  • Upgrades? Why are they needed?

    Sounds like a stupid question but why all the upgrades all the time?
    I am still running the 2.0.3 version and it seems to run as well as the newest upgrades that I see everyone using.
    Are the changes in the 2. versions just security type things?
    I would like to upgrade but do not want to lose everything In my forums.
    Everyone here is very up on all this upgrading stuff and they make it all sound so easy but it isn't to me.

    I will stay with the present format as it seems to work as well anyway.

    Dale Rethke

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    Re: Upgrades? Why are they needed?

    Originally posted by stocker
    Sounds like a stupid question but why all the upgrades all the time?
    1. Plugging security holes
    2. Bug fixes
    3. New features

    Any version prior to 2.2.5 has security issues.
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    • #3
      1. security fixes
      2. bug fixes
      3. performance improvements

      look at this way, what's the use of being afraid of loosing the customisations in upgrading, if someone hacks into your vB from a security bug and deletes everything ?
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