Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by kwag
PC-BSD The first beta of PC-BSD 1.4 has been released. "After months of hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4 BETA release. This version includes many exciting new features and software, such as 3D desktop support via Beryl, KDE 3.5.7, FreeBSD 6.2, Xorg 7.2, new GUI tools & utilities, and much more." Get it from the download page.
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RE: my problem with pc-bsd
by Chuck Norris on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 01:20 UTC in reply to "my problem with pc-bsd"
Chuck Norris
Member since:
2007-03-24

The fact that freebsd lags behind linux in good software is a real problem.

FreeBSD has the same applications as Linux. Virtually more because it potentially has all BSD and Linux applications while Linux only has Linux applications.

I am much more interested in DesktopBSD..at least
they don't use such hacks


Are you serious? How do you want to solve your problems without hacks? LOL

If you don't use hacks you have a raw BSD system with everything to configure yourself. Try to configure FreeBSD entirely to your taste with Flash, JRE, codecs, Acrobat Reader, etc... See how long it takes.

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RE[2]: my problem with pc-bsd
by OStourist on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 02:35 in reply to "RE: my problem with pc-bsd"
OStourist Member since:
2007-06-19

Well it may have potentially more software
but a lot of packages are broken..Gnome for example.

You are right that you need hacks to get flash working
and to me it seems like what you wind up doing
is running all of the essential desktop stuff like
flash or java in linux emulation mode.
Fair enough but I would rather have native
stuff like Solaris has.(yes flash is ported natively
to solaris)

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RE[3]: my problem with pc-bsd
by Dr_J on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 03:49 in reply to "RE[2]: my problem with pc-bsd"
Dr_J Member since:
2005-07-06

Well it may have potentially more software but a lot of packages are broken..Gnome for example.
This is just not so. I've run Gnome on FreeBSD for four years now, and it is not broken. It works very well in fact.

You are right that you need hacks to get flash working
One needs no hack, just a compatibility layer to join a Linux plugin (or program) with BSD. That has worked for a long time.

running all of the essential desktop stuff like flash or java in linux emulation mode.
Java is native. For Flash, Adobe does not support BSD, and linux Flash7 works very well. Give linux Flash9 a few months, and it will work. That's been the history.

I would rather have native stuff like Solaris has.
Solaris has good Flash support (and Java of course) but what version of Acroread can it run? 4.x?

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RE[3]: my problem with pc-bsd
by antik on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 07:09 in reply to "RE[2]: my problem with pc-bsd"
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

flash or java in linux emulation mode.

Repeat after me: "JAVA IS FREEBSD NATIVE BINARY!"
If you don't get it, repeat: "JAVA..."

http://www.freebsd.org/java/

Uhh, I am so tired of Linux users incompetence...

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