Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2007 19:35 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems announced an agreement with Adobe Systems that will allow the next version of PC-BSD to have a Flash-enabled browser available on a default installation. The Linux version of Adobe's popular Flash player will run on PC-BSD using FreeBSD's Linux compatibility layer." In other news, snapshots of the development branch of PC-BSD are now available and built three times a week.
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Sweet!
by BSDrama on Wed 18th Apr 2007 20:00 UTC
BSDrama
Member since:
2006-11-27

Now please, PLEASE include an installar that automatically configures a dual-boot machine, a lá Ubuntu!

Edited 2007-04-18 20:00

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RE: Sweet!
by Devilotx on Wed 18th Apr 2007 20:05 in reply to "Sweet!"
Devilotx Member since:
2005-07-06

Isn't that the truth, I've never had a harder time getting a dual boot system going then with PCBSD. I barely got one going now with Feisty and PCBSD, and only because Grub rocks so much it'll boot just about anything

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RE[2]: Sweet!
by antik on Wed 18th Apr 2007 20:27 in reply to "RE: Sweet!"
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

I barely got one going now with Feisty and PCBSD, and only because Grub rocks so much it'll boot just about anything

I had nothing but troubles dualbooting anything with GRUB. FreeBSD bootloader does not need any configuration- it can boot Windows XP, Vista, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD and Other BSDs without any problem. All problems Linux users encounter is due to nonstandard disk layout(ala MS-DOS primary+extended mess)- admit that 3 primary and 6 extended partitions is lame. FreeBSD/PC-BSD needs only ONE PRIMARY PARTITION(slice in FreeBSD terminology) and all other partitions are created inside that one.

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RE[3]: Sweet!
by trenchsol on Wed 18th Apr 2007 21:57 in reply to "RE: Sweet!"
trenchsol Member since:
2006-12-07

My advice to everyone is to get Gag. Gag just works. You just need to create a floppy disc from which you will install GAG on your system. After that, you don't need to read any instructions, just browse through the menus and setup what you need.

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RE: Sweet!
by vimh on Wed 18th Apr 2007 20:58 in reply to "Sweet!"
vimh Member since:
2006-02-04

I managed to get PC-BSD dual booting no problem. Though I had a partition all ready to go. Automatic would be great but I really don't mind going through the minimual effort of telling the install which partition it needs to use.

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RE: Sweet!
by mefisto on Wed 18th Apr 2007 21:47 in reply to "Sweet!"
mefisto Member since:
2005-08-18

If you install PCBSD after Ubuntu AND install bsd boot loader, it will boot any OS which is on any primary partition.
if you install Ubuntu after PCBSD and install grub, you will have to discover magic of google (or yahoo or gentoo wiki).

Thing is , its not the pcbsd that aint 'ubuntu-friendly'. It is Ubuntu, which aint 'bsd-friendly'.

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