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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RE: native Flash
by openwookie on Wed 18th Apr 2007 21:50 UTC in reply to "native Flash"
openwookie
Member since:
2006-04-25

This is nice for PC-BSD, but I really wish Adobe would release a native Flash plugin for the *BSDs in general.

Why?

There's nothing wrong the the *BSDs linux compatibility layer. This is what it is for, to run the binary only junk that is targeted at Linux (which is has a much bigger *audience than the BSDs combined I'm afraid).

Its not like there is a noticable performance hit by using it. If you have an example of why a "native binary" would be useful, I'd like to hear it.

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RE[2]: native Flash
by SlackerJack on Wed 18th Apr 2007 21:59 in reply to "RE: native Flash"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Then this means that all you'll ever get is the linux compatibility layer, the term 'layer' may answer your question why.

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RE[2]: native Flash
by Joe User on Wed 18th Apr 2007 23:47 in reply to "RE: native Flash"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

If you have an example of why a "native binary" would be useful, I'd like to hear it.

Many:

- Better support for sound
- More stability
- Less memory and CPU usage
- Less space usage on the CD-ROM
- No hack found on the web to have browsers work seemlessly with the plugin

Using the Linux Compat is no fun at all.

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RE[2]: native Flash
by jackson on Thu 19th Apr 2007 00:51 in reply to "RE: native Flash"
jackson Member since:
2005-06-29

Why? Are you serious? Because using Flash with the Linux compatibility layer, frankly, sucks. It's a hack. The Flash Plugin 7 works ok with Opera, but frequently crashes with Firefox and other browsers. And Flash 9 doesn't really work at all on any browser. Just cruise over to bsdforums.org and check out the many posts about Flash problems.

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RE[2]: native Flash
by Oliver on Thu 19th Apr 2007 01:04 in reply to "RE: native Flash"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Most people don't like the thought intalling half of a Linux system just because of a Flash plugin.

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