Newer or later?

Subject: Newer or later?
From: Jim Witkin <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:42:56 -0800

Today I'm writing about updating firmware and got into this debate with one
of the engineers. If you have firmware version 6.1, would you refer to this
version as "newer" or "later" than version 6.0 or would you choose a
different term.

I'm trying to communicate that any version after release 6.0 will work. So
which sentence is preferred?

"Verify that the firmware version is 6.0 or newer."
"Verify that the firmware version is 6.0 or later."

Thanks, Jim
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