Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 15th Sep 2008 20:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD 7-Stable. PC-BSD 7 also offers a large and growing library of self-contained PBI files available for installation, and improvments for other locales on our PBI Directory website. This release also offers new methods of installation, including a DVD, USB and Internet/network install. Note: Here is an interview with the lead developer of PC-BSD.
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Issues on FreeBSD
by davidgurvich on Tue 16th Sep 2008 03:32 UTC
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There are 3 options for flash on FreeBSD. The linux flash7 plugin, gnash or swfdec, and wine + adobe flash. The first is limited and does not work well, with the audio and video frequently out of sync. The second would be my preferred option, except that too many resources are used and too many sites do not work with either gnash or swfdec. The third works very well, uses the same resources that flash9 uses on linux and seems quite acceptable.

The linux flash9 plugin is broken and has never worked, simply there for testing purposes, if any one ever bothers to try.

Installing a jvm could be much less annoying. I would like to manually download files from 3 separate sites instead of 4.

I had problems with the networking in FreeBSD7. Could not pinpoint the problem, but the symptom was wired or wireless interface losing or never establishing a connection. Random pain in the butt. The reason that FreeBSD is not installed on any of my systems right now, as I liked most everything else about it.

Edited 2008-09-16 03:34 UTC

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