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FreeBSD: How to Install Adobe Flash in FreeBSD 8

Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and games. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for "Rich Internet Applications" ("RIAs").

Adobe Flash plugin is not available for FreeBSD. However, a software wrapper for running the Linux version of the plugin exists. This wrapper also supports more plugins such as Adobe Acrobat plugin and RealPlayer.

In FreeBSD 8.X, install the www/nspluginwrapper port. This port requires emulators/linux_base-f10 which is a large port.

cd /usr/ports/www/nspluginwrapper
make install clean

The next step is to install the www/linux-f10-flashplugin10 port.

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How To Improve the Speed of Firefox 3 in Linux

We all know Firefox is a memory hog. To speed things up, do the following:

Open Firefox and type about:config in the address bar.
Click the “I’ll be careful, I promise“ button
Use the search bar above to look for network.http.pipelining and double click on it to set it’s value to True.
Create a new boolean value named network.http.pipelining.firstrequest and set it to True.
Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and change its value to 8.
Look for network.http.proxy.pipelining and set it to True.
Create two new integers named nglayout.initialpaint.delay and content.notify.interval, set them to 0.
Restart your browser.


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