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Linux is a free and open source operating system. However, Linux (and other open source operating system) can use and load device drivers without publicly available source code. These are vendor-compiled binary drivers without any source code and known as Binary Blobs. Die hard open source fans and Free Software Foundation (FSF) recommends completely removing all proprietary components including blobs. In this post I will list five best Linux distribution that meets the FSF’s strict guidelines and contains no proprietary components such as firmware and drivers.

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) – a non-profit corporation founded by Richard Stallman; today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco. The FSF’s complaint alleges that in the course of distributing various products under the Linksys brand Cisco has violated the licenses of many programs on which the FSF holds copyright, including GCC, binutils, and the GNU C Library. In doing so, Cisco has denied its users their right to share and modify the software.

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Happy Birthday To GNU

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Mr. Stephen Fry introduces you to free software, and reminds you of a very special birthday. Happy birthday GNU!

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The joke on this page was obtained from the FSF’s email archives of the GNU Project: There are four major species of Unix sysad: 1.The TECHNICAL THUG. Usually a systems programmer who has been forced into system administration; writes scripts in a polyglot of the Bourne shell, sed, C, awk, perl, and APL. 2.The ADMINISTRATIVE […]

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