Once again it depends... but most recent we can say the highest rebuild version..... bcoz they go for rebuild version when they find more bugs on the previous versions or if they want to add additional features to it..... it is good to use the Cisco suggested versions..... There they will be updating the recent updates of the different rebuilds.....
So if i want the most recent IOS on my switches, should i download an image with the highest Maintainance Release or the one with the highest Rebuild Verion?
First of all, you need to test the IOS you've downloaded first (read between the lines).
For the 3750-series family of switches, you can't beat the latest of the 12.2(55)SE line, 12.2(55)SE9, in stability. 2nd place goes to 15.0(2)SE4 (and only this specific version). The rest is ... don't get me started.
15.0(2)SE4 works very, very well with me on my 2960/2960S and some 3560CG switches. I'm currently testing 15.2(2)E on the 2960S and 3560CG. So far, 15.2(2)E works well on the 2960S but not on the 3560CG.
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Cisco often maintains multiple releases, concurrently. That's why an "older" version/release, such as your 12.2(58)SE2 could have been released earlier than 12.2(55)SE8. However, perhaps what's important is how "mature" a software train is. In theory, 12.2(55)SE8 might be more "solid" than 12.2(58)SE2, not because it's released later, but because is the 8th "patch" vs. a 2nd "patch". (Might not too, depends how "solid" the original release was too.)
Picking an IOS is usually best done by using the release that contains all your required features, and then using the latest release of that. So, for example, if you didn't need (58) features, but both it and (55) have the features you need, you might run (55), again because it's been out longer and there's been (hopefully) more time for bugs to become known, and corrected.
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