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[News] GNewSense Overview (and Look Ahead)

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GNewSense, the Present and the Future

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| GNewSense began at a conference in Tunis in 2005 when Paul O'Malley heard 
| Mark Shuttleworth and Richard Stallman talking about the possibility of a 
| politically free version of Ubuntu, whose various incarnations include 
| proprietary wireless drivers and access to non-free video drivers. O'Malley 
| raised the idea on chat channels, and the project began in June 2006 when 
| Brian Brazil joined the project.     



gNewSense Review

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| The system booted from the livecd fine, except that as usual, it dropped me
| in some horribly high resolution.
| Ubuntu does that too.
| Damn mildly powerful graphics cards and monitors! :P
|     That is to say: ALL MY HARDWARE WORKED.
|     (except graphics acceleration which I didn't want anyway)
| I decided to try some things that the average person might want to do:
| I fired up Epiphany, the default browser, the homepage was gnewsense.org, I
| decided to check that my sound card was working and so looked for an mp3 file
| I could use as a test.


gNewSense 2.0 (deltah) Review

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| I still recommend it for anyone who wants a completely pure Linux version
| with the simplicity of Ubuntu. This can also be achieved by using Fedora,
| Debian, and Mandriva Free and not enabling any repositories containing
| non-free software. I’d recommend it to anyone who, as they say on LugRadio,
| Loves Freedom.


Ultra-free gNewSense 2.0 beta released

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| Brian Brazil and the team behind the ultra-free gNewSense Linux distribution
| have released a beta of the forthcoming 2.0 (or Deltah) series. gNewSense is
| based on Ubuntu but strips the distribution of non-free components to provide
| users with a truly free operating system. gNewSense is backed by the Free
| Software Foundation.


gNewSense 2.0 [Screenshots]

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| Less than a week after the release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron", the Free
| Software Foundation has gone ahead and released version 2.0 (named DeltaH) of
| gNewSense. For those not familiar with gNewSense, this is one of the few
| distributions certified by the Free Software Foundation as being a truly free
| Linux distribution. gNewSense 2.0 is essentially Ubuntu 8.04 LTS but with a
| few modifications to make it more free by removing some binary-only
| components. New in gNewSense 2.0 is also new artwork, switching the default
| web browser from Mozilla Firefox to Epiphany, Blag's deblob script in the
| kernel, and non-free GLX being removed from X.Org/Mesa. Here are a few
| screenshots from this latest release.


gNewSense 2.0

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| GIMP, Pidgin, and OpenOffice are installed. Firefox is not (it's MPL, not
| GPL-licensed). If you either don't know the difference between the two or
| don't care, I understand. Epiphany is the default web browser.  
| Aside from a few additions to the lineup (Emacs, GCC and the text-based BSD
| games package) pretty much everything else is the same default program setup
| as Ubuntu.  
| I noticed a few holdovers in the Add/Remove programs menu that I was
| surprised by. There was a check box for NDISWrapper and the Nvidia drivers.

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