Flash viewer for FBSD

Pongthep Kulkrisada ptkrisada at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 06:56:09 UTC 2010

* C. P. Ghost (cpghost at cordula.ws) wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM, Pongthep Kulkrisada <ptkrisada at gmail.com> wrote:
> > % uname -a
> > FreeBSD bsdhost.localdomain 8.0-STABLE FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #0: Tue Dec  1 19:12:37 ICT 2009     root at bsdhost.localdomain:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
> So your system is approx. 4 months old, despite you cvsup-ping?
I don't know what do you mean.
Normally, FBSD issues new STABLE RELEASE once a year (approx).
Whenever new release or new branch is available,
I shall do either wget iso images, or cvsup/csup and buildworld.
The time between RELEASEs, there are patches.
But FBSD teams stated that those patches are not well tested comparing to RELEASE.
So I do not update the system until new STABLE RELEASE is available again.

> That's understandable. I boot FreeBSD/amd64 almost exclusively too. Only
> when I absolutely need Flash (and I very seldom do), I fire up VirtualBox on
> FreeBSD with a little OpenSolaris installation. Since this OpenSolaris
> guest lives in a single VirtualBox disk image, it doesn't clutter up my
> FreeBSD system, contrary to the whole Linux compat shims and RPMs
> needed to run the linux flash plugin.
I did not install VirtualBox like VM Ware. I only use dual boot FBSD and Windows.
I think many times to install VM Ware. But I am too lazy to do it. ;-p

1. In my opinion UFS2 is much more superior than NTFS.
   I'm not quite sure if UFS2 can reside in NTFS very well.
   (in case Windows is a host OS, and FBSD is a guest OS.)
2. My friend also suggests me that host OS can share device drivers to guest OS.
   I'm not sure, anybody can confirm this? if so, we can install FBSD on any laptops
   and use shared drivers from host OS (Windows or OS-X).

Normally I only use console. My life with FBSD is not so colorful
(excepted syntax highlighting in vim editor).
I also have KDE installed. But I don't use it as much as console.
Whenever I need flash (not often). I use my other computer (I have 2 computers)
or reboot Windows.


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