Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Dec 2007 23:07 UTC, submitted by vermaden
NetBSD The fifth release candidate for NetBSD 4.0 has been released. "We hope that this release candidate to be the last one before the final release of NetBSD 4.0. Please help us to test it as much as possible to make NetBSD 4.0 a solid release."
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by patrick_ on Sun 9th Dec 2007 01:28 UTC
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I've been using NetBSD -current for a few weeks now. I'm coming from Linux. I must say I'm impressed. The only thing that takes some getting used to is that you really should use pkgsrc to install packages. A lot of apps don't natively support BSD, so you need to use pkgsrc, so the proper patches are applied.

Otherwise, I like NetBSD a lot. It's very clean, minimal, and fast.

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RE: Nice
by OStourist on Sun 9th Dec 2007 01:49 in reply to "Nice"
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How about flash and java support?
If it had these things id use it instead of linux..

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RE[2]: Nice
by patrick_ on Sun 9th Dec 2007 02:48 in reply to "RE: Nice"
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Apparently, you can use flash by installing firefox-bin-flash and nspluginwrapper. I've not been able to get it to work (I think there are some issues with Flash v9), though I've not tried too hard because I don't really need it that badly. It _is_ possible to run it, though.

Quickly searching, I found this:

Gives a nice step-by-step to get flash working. I'll have to try it...

As for Java, I think it does work on NetBSD.

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RE[2]: Nice
by Javaanse on Sun 9th Dec 2007 11:20 in reply to "RE: Nice"
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as for Flash ->
works both for linux firefox/mozilla/seamonkey/opera and for native firefox/mozilla/seamonkey through nsplugginwrapper. For Konqueror ufortunately not (gnash also "works" for native firefox/seamonkey)

as for Java ->

or you use linux firefox/mozilla/seamonkey/opera with linux Java or you use native firefox/mozilla/seamonkey/konqueror with native Java (firstly compile Java).

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