Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by kwag
PC-BSD The first beta of PC-BSD 1.4 has been released. "After months of hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4 BETA release. This version includes many exciting new features and software, such as 3D desktop support via Beryl, KDE 3.5.7, FreeBSD 6.2, Xorg 7.2, new GUI tools & utilities, and much more." Get it from the download page.
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RE: my problem with pc-bsd
by antik on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 07:05 UTC in reply to "my problem with pc-bsd"
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Is it just me who doesn't get it; I mean
when you only have support natively for flash-7
and have to use ANOTHER static version of firefox with some kind of linux emulation to get flash-9 working - isn't this situation just absurd? Never mind about opera.

Who said that Flash 7 is native- it's a Linux version? PC-BSD got Linux Compatibility Layer *ONLY* because of Adobe FLASH and GAMES. So your statement is ABSURD. And Linux Emulation doesn not mean you are using somekind of XEN or VMWARE on your computer- that would be really stupid thing to do- it means you got layer between Linux applications and FreeBSD kernel that translates Linux specific API to FreeBSD API. Sometimes in FreeBSD Linux emulation Linux apps are working faster than in native Linux itsef....

Until freebsd has ALL the stuff needed for a desktop, java, flash-9 and some kind of realplay support for cnn won't replace my linux desktop.
Java = FreeBSD native
Flash 9 = Linux binary- crashes a lot, using infamous ALSA s**t, etc.
Realplayer = FreeBSD native

The fact that freebsd lags behind linux in good software is a real problem.
What you mean by good software? Skype, Flash? I think that is Linux problem that there is problem porting some app to FreeBSD because of complete lack in POSIX compliance of Linux developers minds and some questionable Linux only features.

I am much more interested in least they don't use such hacks

Err, now give me ONE example where DesktopBSD differs from PC-BSD? I still don't get it about what hacks you are talking about? They are both FreeBSD 6.2 currently, both use latest KDE, both does not modify any freebsd underlying code and both using ONLY FreeBSD repositories to install 3rd party applications from ports. Most PBIs are generated from ports also.

PC-BSD is not a FORK- it's a FreeBSD with pimped up configuration and additional tools not found in original FreeBSD installation.

Feel free to ask any question, I am a PC-BSD Quality Assurance Manager and can help you.

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