Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After the flood of Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 reviews, here is a review of PC-BSD 1.3 Beta. "PC-BSD has improved quite a bit and the use of its open-source PBI packaging system is a great idea. Although it obviously means there might be a minor delay in newly released products being ported over to the PBI package system, novice users will rejoice because the wait is well worth it. PC-BSD is a well oiled machine with its quick response times, even if you don't have that much memory in your system. Its implementation of a clean interface is welcomed by me and not having a 3D enabled desktop is not something I really would worry about unless you are an eye-candy lover."
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RE: still no easy drivers
by Joe User on Tue 31st Oct 2006 12:28 UTC in reply to "still no easy drivers"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

NO easy way to install FLASH(even flash 7)
NO easy way to install java though i managed before.
On their site a lookup of flash produces a whole
lot of conflicting and wrong advice.


Did you have a look at their software web site? They have all you mentioned (java, flash player). You can install those as easily as on windows and on the mac.

Where did you see "a whole lot of conflicting and wrong advice"?

When you start critisizing without knowing, people start laughing at you.

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RE[2]: still no easy drivers
by unixtourist on Tue 31st Oct 2006 13:05 in reply to "RE: still no easy drivers"
unixtourist Member since:
2006-08-11

I saw it on their forums dude..

I have been using pc-bsd for a LONG time and am no newbie

so how do I install Java System wide(not just on one version of firefo?)? I mean complete applet and stand-alone. BSD comes with many versions
of java..but not as pbis and most are useless for
the average user..

Here's a thread that gives u a taste
"flash, what are your ways around it?"

another "sign the flash on bsd petition"

another

"add flash to opera ports"

Maybe u see a pattern now?
In some cases using ports linux compatibity
applications is suggested..but is this easy?
I have tried and it is often buggy.

Oh you do know there is firefox 2 and Opera don't you?

I'm sorry if the truth hurts..but I call 'em
as I see 'em

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RE[3]: still no easy drivers
by Joe User on Tue 31st Oct 2006 13:34 in reply to "RE[2]: still no easy drivers"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

I know Flash is not available for BSD, but they do offer a Flash PBI. It's also normal to sign a petition to have Flash ported to BSD. Nothing wrong about that.

Also, I see 2 versions of Java available. Are there others that are not listed?

Oh you do know there is firefox 2 and Opera don't you? I'm sorry if the truth hurts..but I call 'em
as I see 'em


Yes, I know there is firefox 2 and Opera, but I don't understand why you say this.

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