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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Dont see the point
by SlackerJack on Wed 18th Apr 2007 21:54 UTC
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2005-11-12

Since you can download the plugin in firefox in seconds, even in Windows you have to. Seems to me they got half the cake and ate it.

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RE: Dont see the point
by Charles A Landemaine on Wed 18th Apr 2007 22:11 in reply to "Dont see the point"
Charles A Landemaine Member since:
2005-11-11

Not everybody uses Firefox (I don't). And this functionality doesn't work on Firefox in PC-BSD. If you click "Download plugin" it tried searching and returns an error message saying it wasn't able to download the plugin. Everything working out of the box is better than having to download and install stuff separately.

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RE[2]: Dont see the point
by SlackerJack on Wed 18th Apr 2007 22:20 in reply to "RE: Dont see the point"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Thats because BSD is not supported, if they forced Adobe to do a native one it would. The fact is that people will have to download plugins anyway for media ans no OS does that out of the box.

If media used a format that every OS can use i.e OGG is free then it would be great but flash out the box is hardly ground breaking.

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