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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mixed feelings
by lazywally on Wed 18th Apr 2007 21:11 UTC
lazywally
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2005-07-06

May be good news for PCBSD but for the opensource community in general, its not great news.

What we need is a native BSD Flash and as much attention to Flash for F/OSS OS's as they award for Windows/Mac.

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RE: mixed feelings
by Charles A Landemaine on Wed 18th Apr 2007 21:19 in reply to "mixed feelings"
Charles A Landemaine Member since:
2005-11-11

It's better than nothing, it's one more step ahead ;)
We can imagine these tiny steps drive more folks to open-source systems, and more attention from Adobe considering these more and more interesting from a market stand point.

Strong market demand is the only argument they hear. Remember, they weren't even going to support Linux and that entire team consists of 4 people (one of them being management).

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