Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 09:42 UTC, submitted by Extend
FreeBSD Last week it was BSD week: OpenBSD 4.5, NetBSD 5.0, and DragonFlyBSD 2.2.1. FreeBSD 7.2 completes the picture, with every major BSD now having a new and fresh release waiting to be installed on your desktop, laptop, or server.
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RE: Adobe Flash Player
by celt on Mon 4th May 2009 11:37 UTC in reply to "Adobe Flash Player"
celt
Member since:
2005-07-06

If waiting for Flash on BSD is a deal breaker for you, then perhaps you've misunderstood FreeBSD's target audience.

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RE[2]: Adobe Flash Player
by JPisini on Mon 4th May 2009 12:32 in reply to "RE: Adobe Flash Player"
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

While the main market for BSD users is the server there are many people that do use and would like to use it on the desktop and like it or not more and more sites are using flash. I personally look forward to Gnash being 100% flash compatible but right now that isn't the case.

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RE[2]: Adobe Flash Player
by joekiser on Mon 4th May 2009 13:42 in reply to "RE: Adobe Flash Player"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

"If waiting for Flash on BSD is a deal breaker for you, then perhaps you've misunderstood FreeBSD's target audience."

How is the "target audience" for BSD any different than the target audience for Solaris, which has a supported 64 bit Flash Player readily available? Or are you implying that BSD isn't meant to be run on the desktop, in which case I respectfully disagree, as I have been doing so for ten years (I'm sure users of PCBSD would disagree as well).

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RE[2]: Adobe Flash Player
by Liquidator on Tue 5th May 2009 13:41 in reply to "RE: Adobe Flash Player"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

If I'm a hardcore system administrator, does it mean I'm not supposed to access the web site of my company supplier that uses Flash for its navigation bar? Should I be satisfied with a dual-boot to access those Flash sites? (No, I'm not going to send a rant letter to valuable customers because they use Flash) What about online videos? Am I not supposed to watch them in the first place?

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