Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2009 15:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD PC-BSD, the desktop-oriented FreeBSD variant, has released version 7.1, dubbed Galileo. In case you don't know, PC-BSD is a FreeBSD distribution with lots of customisations focussed on the desktop user. Its most defining features is the Push Button Installer, a self-contained package format with handy installers/uninstallers. PC-BSD 7.1 comes loaded with changes and updates.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by puenktchen on Sat 11th Apr 2009 13:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
puenktchen
Member since:
2007-07-27

Its awesome to see that there is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD but it would be great to see a point where FreeBSD has access to pretty much internet necessities like a native Flash plugin


doesn't it come with a flash plugin? at least that's what it says:

Greater stability for Flash 9 allows users to get higher quality from Flash sites such as Hulu and Youtube.


ceterum censeo: flash has gotta die!

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 11th Apr 2009 13:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

"Its awesome to see that there is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD but it would be great to see a point where FreeBSD has access to pretty much internet necessities like a native Flash plugin


doesn't it come with a flash plugin? at least that's what it says:

Greater stability for Flash 9 allows users to get higher quality from Flash sites such as Hulu and Youtube.


ceterum censeo: flash has gotta die!
"

It uses the Linux based plugin along with the Linux compatibility layer which ultimately introduces a whole new level of complexity which isn't a particularly nice experience based on past experiences. I'd love Adobe to official support FreeBSD but given their refusal in the past to support alternative platforms I guess future releases will be reliant gnash for reliable and native Flash support.

I'd love flash to die, but I don't want to see the old system come back when it involved having Media Player, Real Player, Quicktime plus numerous other formats requiring their proprietary players installed. The best one can hope for is for Moonlight to eventually get to 2.0 and start to see more people move their online video hosting technology to Silverlight or atleast offer one or the other.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 11th Apr 2009 14:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't have problem with Flash per se, but more with the fact that it's such a badly coded program. My PowerMac Dual G4-450Mhz can play large QuickTime and .avi files in fullscreen, including streaming, with no issues and hickups, but a normally-sized YouTube video brings it to a screeching halt and will stutter and hickup.

That's really unacceptable. Flash is a total and utter disaster, and the coders working on it today over at Adobe should be FIRED.

For all I care, the entire world switches to a patent-encumbered uber-closed source Flash replacement written by Adolf Hitler - if it doesn't require a quad core machine just to play a stamp-sized video, I'd be happy.

Edited 2009-04-11 14:14 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by cdude on Sat 11th Apr 2009 22:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Moonlight and Mono? Isn't there still those patent-issue? Let's better go with Gnash.

Edited 2009-04-11 22:34 UTC

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