Admin Job at Oxford University.

James Clarke james at clarkee.co.uk
Thu Apr 26 14:07:10 BST 2007


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I got stuck in a bit last night and got linux-firefox and linux-flashplugin9
working, but with no sound (?) and ff crashed after about 30 seconds :(

On 26/04/07, Jon Mercer <jon.mercer at achean.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, April 26, 2007 12:07, James Clarke wrote:
> > 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).
>
> I wish, I wish, I wish!
>
> >
> > 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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I got stuck in a bit last night and got linux-firefox and linux-flashplugin9 working, but with no sound (?) and ff crashed after about 30 seconds :(<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 12:07, James Clarke wrote:<br>&gt; The only advantage I could find for running Ubuntu instead of FreeBSD was<br>&gt; a<br>&gt; reliable Flash plugin for Firefox. (If you happen to have a clue about how
<br>&gt; to do this in FreeBSD, i&#39;d love to hear about it).<br><br>I wish, I wish, I wish!<br><br>&gt;<br>&gt; On 26/04/07, Jon Mercer &lt;<a href="mailto:jon.mercer at achean.com">jon.mercer at achean.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; On Thu, April 26, 2007 01:43, John Murphy wrote:<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; Hi Joe<br>&gt;&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; The list has been quiet recently so I doubt if anyone noticed the down<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; time.
<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; Except the occasional noise about the Manchester BSD UG &quot;Thing&quot; of<br>&gt;&gt; course<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; :)<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; Paul&#39;s most recent missive on the subject was a good read.<br>&gt;&gt; &gt;
<br>&gt;&gt; &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;&gt; &gt; are,<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; to some extent, an FreeBSD shop, and UKFSN (whom I&#39;ve been with for
<br>&gt;&gt; about<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; a<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; year now) donates its profits to fund OSS. In fact I first heard about<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; Free<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; BSD from enta&#39;s CTO when I used their dial-up service about ten years
<br>&gt;&gt; ago!<br>&gt;&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; I&#39;ve been messing with a certain Feisty Fawn on the desktop recently.<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; My first experience of any Linux. It&#39;s good, in some ways, but I&#39;ve<br>
&gt;&gt; &gt; already<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; decided to blow it away and put Free back in its place. I won&#39;t go<br>&gt;&gt; into<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; the<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; reasons for doing so here, except to say has certainly made me
<br>&gt;&gt; appreciate<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; Free&#39;s documentation and man pages all the more.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; I&#39;d be very interested to hear those reasons. Have been using Dapper,<br>&gt;&gt; Edgy<br>&gt;&gt; and now Feisty on the desktop and on the whole it works really well but
<br>&gt;&gt; it&#39;s not FreeBSD and it&#39;s not so easy to configure. I also really miss<br>&gt;&gt; the<br>&gt;&gt; ports collection...<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Jon<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; --<br>&gt;&gt; &gt; ATB, John.
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