I was browsing around the page of Free Software Foundation, where I saw that they are promoting a fully Free software GNU/Linux distribution, called gNewSense. At this moment the distribution is based on Debian Lenny which uses 99% of compatible sources from the “main” section, which is Free software. They are excluding some programs which don’t have a 100% Free source. By the way, this is also the distribution, which Richard M. Stallman currently uses (as of January 2010). He uses a Lemote Yeelong netbook with a Loongson chip and a 9-inch display. This is his only computer, and he uses it all the time. He has chosen it because it can run with 100% free software even at the BIOS level. I have installed gNewSene on Ines’s old PC, and it allready has some Free shell users. I am always happy to assist in some way to the Open community, so I decided to setup a mirror for the gNewSense archive.

Author: Jan Prunk

Jan Prunk, Free software / GNU Linux enthusiast from Slovenia.

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