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[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sun 12th Apr 2009 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Moonlight requires users to download the closed source "Microsoft Media Pack" (or whatever it's called).
Avoiding patent threats by using "proper licensed" closed source codecs? No, that can't be the final solution.
There are really free technologies that today make a powerful team: JavaScript, SVG, CSS, and Dirac can replace most Flash/Silverlight features.


I would sooner see a movement away from Silverlight and Flash but unfortunately due to Internet Explorer holding a large position in the marketplace - unless Internet Explorer implements it, web developers won't take advantage of many things that have been developed. Its unfortunate, however, that the whole internet is held up due to a particular software vendor dragging their feet to extend their monopoly beyond office and windows.

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