Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2007 21:52 UTC, submitted by Oliver
PC-BSD "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.4 (da Vinci edition)! This release is made available via the efforts of many developers and testers, who have spent the past months refining and improving upon the core PC-BSD experience." This release comes with Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, Compiz-Fusion 0.5.2, support for Flash7, and much more. There are release notes, a changelog, and downloads.
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RE[7]: PC-BSD
by Doc Pain on Wed 26th Sep 2007 11:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: PC-BSD"
Doc Pain
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"Too true. I for one will always spell it "Schiffahrt". Three f's in a row? Not for me ;) "

It's Schiffahrt still in Switzerland, and they don't have , they use ss everywhere. But Schiffffahrt is almost harmless. Schlussstrich is much better - five (!) consonants in a row. But Newspeak is more: Concatenated is now divided, divided is concatenated. Capitals are lower case, lower case is upper case, punctuation is a pure game of luck, hyphenation takes place where no one assumes it, and many words have been deleted from the language to reduce expressional diversion. In fact, nobody can really newspeak because there are many contradicting dictionaries around. The worst thing: This scientifical nonsense has been tried by the nazis in the 40s once, without success; today, they have their will. But why bother, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that everyone can spell as he likes (Bundeesverfassungsgericht, 1 BvR 1640/97), this, of course, eliminates any rules for marks in school. People who have to communicate substantial contents still use the unified orthography, grammar, hyphenation and punctuation. But I'm walking off-topick. =^_^=

To come back on topic, KDE's german language quality is not that bad because it does not comply many the many rules of Newspeak. An arbitrary subset of the has been replaced by ss, along with some other nonsense. But as I mentioned before, no one in Germany will really notice. Germans have gotten tired using their native language properly. So I hope there are dictionaries and hyphenation sets available in standard orthograohy ("old") for KOffice.

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