Is it difficult to move from Linux?

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Oct 24 19:26:03 PDT 2007

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, Charlie Farinella wrote:

> I'm still using Linux (Kubuntu, or Slackware) for my desktop machines,
> and am wondering if FreeBSD is an option for the desktop.  I need to
> run Audacity for instance, and would like to be able to view
> audio-video content on the web.  Has that been difficult for people to
> set up?

There are ports for Audacity (normal and -devel), and mplayer works for 
playing video (DVD, flv, and Quicktime are all I've used, I think). 
Integration with the web, particularly implementations that use Flash, 
are sometimes a problem.  See the youtube-dl port, also.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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