Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jul 2006 19:19 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.2 has been released. "PC-BSD software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD 1.2 for x86 based processors. PC-BSD 1.2 now utilizes the FreeBSD advanced ULE scheduler and is compiled with optimizations for 686 processors (all support for 386, 486 and 586 microcode is disabled in kernel). This release of PC-BSD ushers in a new era of stability and simplicity for desktop operating systems based on UNIX, making it a solid release for home and business usage."
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Command line?...in 2006?
by bolomkxxviii on Fri 14th Jul 2006 15:44 UTC
bolomkxxviii
Member since:
2006-05-19

Come on folks. If you have to go to the command line to install up to date applications please do not compare PCBSD to Windows (XP or Vista). I moved from Windows to Mandrake Linux a few years ago and have never had a need to use the command line. If you expect to get any kind of market share you will have to fix this and the flash problem. Most people don't want to play around with their systems, they just want to use them.

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RE: Command line?...in 2006?
by antik on Fri 14th Jul 2006 16:06 in reply to "Command line?...in 2006?"
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

If you expect to get any kind of market share you will have to fix this and the flash problem.

What command line problem? And Flash is not our problem, this is Adobe problem.

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lazywally Member since:
2005-07-06


What command line problem? And Flash is not our problem, this is Adobe problem.


Sorry but I beg to differ. Flash is not an Adobe problem. If Adobe does not consider it important to have up-to-date version of Flash for FreeBSD, obviously its not a problem for them. Neither is it a problem for FreeBSD as a sever platform.

But this IS a PCBSD problem, being a desktop OS built on FreeBSD. It would be nice to have ALL the usual plugins. PCBSD does not have it.

We understand that it is out of PCBSD developer's control and Adobe should be the one doing something. Nevertheless it is a PCBSD problem.

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RE: Command line?...in 2006?
by mrUnix on Sat 15th Jul 2006 00:48 in reply to "Command line?...in 2006?"
mrUnix Member since:
2006-05-12

OK I will compare XP..

MYTH: all programs in XP are click installable.
FACT: my education software that came on CD demands
that I install via typing install.exe on the
command line in XP.

This still happens.

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