Flash/Youtube videos on FreeBSD

To be able to watch Adobe Flash animations and videos on BSD systems, has been not too easy so far. This is caused by Adobe not releasing a (Free)BSD version of Flash, but only a (closed source) version for Windows and Linux. In order to watch Flash content on BSD one...

Linux too vanilla? Try this

Yesterday we wrote about a review of PC-BSD by LinuxHelp, but a week ago (15/07/2007) The Inquirer also reviewed this Desktop OS: “Linux too vanilla? Try this – PC-BSD 1.3: Basic, simple, does the job” It went on first time, no hesitation. Even...

X.org 7.2 hitting ports tree

This is really good news. X.org 7.2 has hit the ports tree. Beryl and other 3-D goodies can now be installed on FreeBSD. Dear FreeBSD Users, Within the next 24 hours, the long-awaited update to the X.org 7.2 windowing system will be committed to the ports tree. This...

Differences between PC-BSD and FreeBSD

First things first: PC-BSD is NOT Linux. Both are UNIX-like systems, but PC-BSD is NOT Linux. The main difference between PC-BSD and FBSD is: PC-BSD is geared towards desktop use; FBSD has been created with server use in mind PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD (6.1 currently)...