FreeBSD vs Linux on TechTV September 2, 7pm EDT (Live)
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Tue Sep 2 12:55:09 PDT 2003
On Tue, 2 Sep 2003 10:04:47 -0700
Murray Stokely <murray at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 11:59:16AM +0200, Michal Pasternak wrote:
> > I'd suggest the demonstration of Linux emulation - for example, by showing a
> > working Oracle installation or launching some Linux-only games.
> We may launch StarOffice 6 this time. Matt was working with the WineX
> guys trying to get some Windows games to load (people have done it in
> FreeBSD) but couldn't get them working.
> > I'd also suggest talking about Java.
> We're certainly going to talk about Java, and the new Java packages
> are loaded on the machine, but I'd like to "show it off". Any ideas
> about Java apps that we can show off?
JDictionary is cool.
> Something we want to do is use Konqueror & kmplayer to browse to
> apple.com/trailers and watch teasers in browser.
> > I'd also suggest talking about NVidia drivers.
> Yes, we have an NVidia card in our box and have the drivers working
> with hardware accel in X.
> > I'd also... man, there are so many topics. Hope you can get enough TV time
> > to show all those to the public.
> We won't have anywhere near enough time.
Another possibly interesting program to show off would be Scilab. There is
nothing truely fancy about how it looks, but it is pretty nice for math stuff.
And there is the game cube, which is sort of a interesint fps.
Mplayer could be interesting to show off. Just like the previous two it is
multiply platform, but having it says freebsd is just as useful for video as
Then there is avidemux. It is a cool little avieditor.
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