Admin Job at Oxford University.

James Clarke james at clarkee.co.uk
Thu Apr 26 12:07:42 BST 2007


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The only advantage I could find for running Ubuntu instead of FreeBSD was a
reliable Flash plugin for Firefox. (If you happen to have a clue about how
to do this in FreeBSD, i'd love to hear about it).

On 26/04/07, Jon Mercer <jon.mercer at achean.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, April 26, 2007 01:43, John Murphy wrote:
> > Hi Joe
> >
> > The list has been quiet recently so I doubt if anyone noticed the down
> > time.
> > Except the occasional noise about the Manchester BSD UG "Thing" of
> course
> > :)
> > Paul's most recent missive on the subject was a good read.
> >
> > If you're looking for a new ISP I recommend an enta.net reseller. Enta
> > are,
> > to some extent, an FreeBSD shop, and UKFSN (whom I've been with for
> about
> > a
> > year now) donates its profits to fund OSS. In fact I first heard about
> > Free
> > BSD from enta's CTO when I used their dial-up service about ten years
> ago!
> >
> > I've been messing with a certain Feisty Fawn on the desktop recently.
> > My first experience of any Linux. It's good, in some ways, but I've
> > already
> > decided to blow it away and put Free back in its place. I won't go into
> > the
> > reasons for doing so here, except to say has certainly made me
> appreciate
> > Free's documentation and man pages all the more.
>
> I'd be very interested to hear those reasons. Have been using Dapper, Edgy
> and now Feisty on the desktop and on the whole it works really well but
> it's not FreeBSD and it's not so easy to configure. I also really miss the
> ports collection...
>
> Jon
>
> >
> > --
> > ATB, John.
> >
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The only advantage I could find for running Ubuntu instead of FreeBSD
was a reliable Flash plugin for Firefox. (If you happen to have a clue
about how to do this in FreeBSD, i&#39;d love to hear about it).<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 26/04/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Jon Mercer</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:jon.mercer at achean.com">jon.mercer at achean.com
</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><br>On Thu, April 26, 2007 01:43, John Murphy wrote:<br>&gt; Hi Joe<br>
&gt;<br>&gt; The list has been quiet recently so I doubt if anyone noticed the down<br>&gt; time.<br>&gt; Except the occasional noise about the Manchester BSD UG &quot;Thing&quot; of course<br>&gt; :)<br>&gt; Paul&#39;s most recent missive on the subject was a good read.
<br>&gt;<br>&gt; If you&#39;re looking for a new ISP I recommend an <a href="http://enta.net">enta.net</a> reseller. Enta<br>&gt; are,<br>&gt; to some extent, an FreeBSD shop, and UKFSN (whom I&#39;ve been with for about<br>
&gt; a<br>&gt; year now) donates its profits to fund OSS. In fact I first heard about<br>&gt; Free<br>&gt; BSD from enta&#39;s CTO when I used their dial-up service about ten years ago!<br>&gt;<br>&gt; I&#39;ve been messing with a certain Feisty Fawn on the desktop recently.
<br>&gt; My first experience of any Linux. It&#39;s good, in some ways, but I&#39;ve<br>&gt; already<br>&gt; decided to blow it away and put Free back in its place. I won&#39;t go into<br>&gt; the<br>&gt; reasons for doing so here, except to say has certainly made me appreciate
<br>&gt; Free&#39;s documentation and man pages all the more.<br><br>I&#39;d be very interested to hear those reasons. Have been using Dapper, Edgy<br>and now Feisty on the desktop and on the whole it works really well but
<br>it&#39;s not FreeBSD and it&#39;s not so easy to configure. I also really miss the<br>ports collection...<br><br>Jon<br><br>&gt;<br>&gt; --<br>&gt; ATB, John.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; ------ FreeBSD UK Users&#39; Group&nbsp;&nbsp;-&nbsp;&nbsp;Mailing List ------
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