Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Can you play the linked video? If so, what obscure codec did you install to allow it?

Regarding your silly distinction between kernel and OS, that's a classic FSF double-talk ploy. Linux distros have never been very good at dealing with the variety of codecs out there. And much of it is not that they can't do it, but that many of them won't. The more aligned they are with FSF the less likely it is that they will be able to play any particular video without a lot of fiddling by the end user. Denying that obvious fact doesn't help the situation.

I will ask you again, for emphasis. Can you play the video? And if so, what did you have to do to play it?

Yes I can and I didn't install anything. It just worked. The video is using H.264.

It's not silly. It is reality. Linux is a kernel. Red Hat, Debian, SuSE, etc. are Operating Systems.

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