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True GNU

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| I switched back because, now, the situation is reversed. Since AMD bought ATI
| last year, ATI has been regaining market share. Moreover, while AMD’s
| behavior is far from perfect towards free software, it is still friendlier
| than any other manufacturer. Now, thanks to AMD, ATI free and open source
| drivers seem likely to mature first before NVidia ones.
| So far, I’m satisfied with the swap. Not only does my workstation run faster,
| but I can use the highest resolution for the monitor, which I never could
| with the NVidia card. More importantly, although I can’t use an exact driver
| for the card, I can use a free one that has at least some degree of support
| for 3-D, without resorting to an archaic driver like VESA.



LAC Now Shipping gNewSense 2.0 Systems (1 May 2008)

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| gNewSense DeltaH was released today, and we are pleased to offer
| preconfigured Workstations, Portable Systems, ThinkCentres, Laptops, and
| Servers, as well as fully customized Core 2 Duo, Athlon 64, Xeon, and Opteron
| computers, preinstalled with the latest gNewSense GNU/Linux operating system.
| gNewSense is a GNU/Linux distribution that is listed as free by the GNU
| Project.


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.



The Importance of the 'Completely Libre' Distributions

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| What's more, I recently migrated a local user to gNewSense from
| his improperly-licensed, virus-ridden Windows XP system. I am due to follow
| up with him soon, so we'll see how his GNU/Linux eXPerience is going.
| Frankly, I'm pretty sure he'll agree that gNewSense is a great demonstration
| of the power of software freedom.

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