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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Flash & Java
by animus on Tue 31st Oct 2006 19:04 UTC
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Both flash and java were easy to setup on PC-BSD the last time I did it -- as easy or easier than they would be on windows. Flash is a little bit harder to setup on vanilla FreeBSD if you want support in natively compiled browsers because you have to piss around with a plugin wrapper and patching & recompiling some other thing. It's a nuisance.

In my opinion there are very few things that truly need flash. In fact is the only thing I can think of at the moment. I loathe flash and only idiots make their site needlessly dependent upon it. The fact that so many corporate or professional sites use flash is somewhat alarming.

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RE: Flash & Java
by Joe User on Tue 31st Oct 2006 19:19 in reply to "Flash & Java"
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I loathe flash and only idiots make their site needlessly dependent upon it.

YouTube and Google Video relies on Flash. Are their software engineers "idiots"?

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