Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After the flood of Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 reviews, here is a review of PC-BSD 1.3 Beta. "PC-BSD has improved quite a bit and the use of its open-source PBI packaging system is a great idea. Although it obviously means there might be a minor delay in newly released products being ported over to the PBI package system, novice users will rejoice because the wait is well worth it. PC-BSD is a well oiled machine with its quick response times, even if you don't have that much memory in your system. Its implementation of a clean interface is welcomed by me and not having a 3D enabled desktop is not something I really would worry about unless you are an eye-candy lover."
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RE[4]: still no easy drivers
by Doc Pain on Tue 31st Oct 2006 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: still no easy drivers"
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"This is not because you don't like Flash that you should ban us from it."

I don't do this. You're nearly correct in one point: It's not that I don't like "Flash", it's just that I don't care about it because I have no use for it. Seems that you have, as you pointed out.

"I like watching Flash movies once in a while."

Wouldn't you prefer to watch the same movies in a standard format, maybe MPEG? They could be watched on any platform that supports this standard.

"Not everybody uses Flash for navigation menus. "

At least. But I could name you a few web pages that carry no viewable content if you havent't got "Flash" - simple blank pages.

"Flash used properly (for videos) is not evil at all."

I didn't say so. But - in my opinion - it's not necessary to have videos in "Flash" format when you can have them a cross-platform standard format. You even can have videos animated GIFs... So, "Flash" really is not evil, it's simply useless (to me). :-)

"Blind people won't be able to watch these, but what can we do? Ban Flash as a sympathy?"

No, you don't see the point. My advice: Use everything for what it's good for. What is "Flash" good for that doesn't exist already in better and standardized quality? Excuse me, I really don't know what "Flash" could be needed for. Blame me for lack of experience, I'm an "old fashioned" mainframe guy. :-) Just imagine how you would handle (handcrafting) tools. Of course you can hammer a nail into the wall using a screwdriver (or at least its grip), but wouldn't you prefer a hammer if you have one?

If you like, explain to me the necessarity of "Flash", allthough it might be seen as too far off-topic.

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