Download of the day: gNewSense GNU/Linux Distribution

by on May 1, 2008 · 5 comments· LAST UPDATED May 2, 2008

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gNewSense is derived from Ubuntu Linux, and has most of the same functionality. However, it removed all the non-free blobs from distro i.e. it only ship with free and open software. It has no proprietary modules or software:

* Firmware removed from kernel in main
* Builder, a tool to produce a distribution
* Restricted removed
* Ubuntu logos replaced
* Universe enabled by default
* emacs, bsdgames, nethack and build-essential part of the default install

=> Download gNewSense Linux distribution.

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1 majickmann May 2, 2008 at 1:26 pm

The link to download is pointing to this page. Does not take you to the actual download site.



2 nixCraft May 2, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Fixed, thanks for the heads up.


3 sedlav May 2, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Invalid gNewSense link must be to this.

one addition:
gNewSense adopt Epiphany as deafult browser on GNOME desktop.


4 haochela May 2, 2008 at 4:05 pm

I don’t get the point of this distribution.

How is this different than



A new orthodox church?


5 Richard May 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Debian? If it only has free packages, then it’s just debian…


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