I just wanted to pop in and say hi.
I tried the last 9 alpha pcbsd, (Full hard disk install )and it is a huge step forward for those of us who are still using underpowered computers (Mine still works perfectly so i see no reason to give up on it although is almost 9 years old) I use a NecLavie 1200 Mgz with 724 MiB of RAM, so friggin` KDE is out of question..Anyway along of the years i learned to hate it ,so i will not use it now not even if i had 32 GB of ram ...Long story short, I use openbox,Icewm,JWM, and when i feel in a "blingy mood" i use xfce..
I tried all the light wm that comes with 9 and i am quite happy with it..(Although i had to get dirty and load my sound drivers and add them in /boot/loader.conf)
However i have noticed that when you use LXDE when you open the menus and try to select one of them it the menu,usually disappears and you are forced to start all over again..Same thing happens if you hover the mouse over a entry in the menu for more then say 1 sec..
Also the fonts are really strange but then again i suppose you can just pkg_add your way trough an other set of fonts until you find a better one..
right ..what else??
As always the flash is acting strange on PCBSD ..
I could not find any of the skype pbi`s willing to work
I tried to install a dynamic static version from their site (linux version) and for some reason it keeps on asking me for QT which i did have installed..
My guess is that it is asking me for the linux version ...
That was way outta my league so i just gave up ..
All in all it was not a bad experience...I mean for the first time i was able to enjoy pcbsd..(No more bling)
If somebody could spend some more time and work on the lighter WM`s that would really make lots of people happy..I mean KDE is probably OK to work with when you have a quad core and a whooping 10 GB of ram installed but for the rest of the people out there that is just not the case..Either they can not afford it or they have old computers that are working just fine ..
I am not sure... but i think #9 comes with webcam support right? It might not be fully implemented but hey.. it`s still the early days right?
Well, as soon as the webcam support and skype comes to pcbsd or freebsd or whatever i am gonna take the leap and switch from linux to bsd..
In the mean time ...
Have fun everyone