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7 Best Linux Distribution With No Proprietary Components

Linux is a free and open source operating system. However, Linux (and another 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 seven best Linux distribution that meets the FSF’s strict guidelines and contains no proprietary components such as firmware and drivers.
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Happy Birthday Debian Linux

Debian was first announced on 16 August 1993, by Ian Murdock, who was then a student at Purdue University. The latest stable release of Debian is 4.0. Debian is well known for following the Unix and free software philosophies. All code names of Debian releases are names of characters from the film Toy Story – Buzz, Rex, Hamm, Woody, Sarge and Etch etc.

According to Spanish university study – Debian’s 283 million lines of source code would cost US $10 billion to develop by proprietary means.

Debian is also well known for stability and many new distros based upon Debian such as Ubuntu. Today, Debian turns 15 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!