Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Apr 2005 02:04 UTC, submitted by David Rhodus
BSD and Darwin derivatives After many months of work DragonFly is about to release version 1.2 of its BSD based operating system. The first release candidate version can be download from dfly-20050406-pre1.2.iso.gz
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I maintain my statement
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Apr 2005 05:31 UTC

From the Handbook:
"Installing Mozilla is simple, but unfortunately installing Mozilla with support for add-ons like Java™ and Macromedia® Flash™ consumes both time and disk space."

For Java, you have to create an account on Sun's website and download three files, some of them pretty big.

For Flash, you have to use a wrapper and thus download the large linux_base port.

I maintain my statement. It's a shame when on Linux you can just do an urpmi or apt-get. I understand the reasons behind this and I use FreeBSD for some servers, it's a really good tool, just not ready for the "average" user.

It's just too bad that a new BSD based OS like DragonFly doesn't provide anything else.