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