[Ilugc] Fwd: [GNU/FSF Press] Press release: FSF announces release
of gNewSense 1.0
toufeeqh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 10:46:32 IST 2006
On 11/13/06, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at thenilgiris.com> wrote:
> On 13-Nov-06, at 10:28 AM, Toufeeq Hussain wrote:
> > Also, gNewSense is very usable, Mark Pilgrim tried it out and it all
> > devices on his PC were supported. His account is available here :
> > http://diveintomark.org/archives/2006/11/06/gnewsense
> and he conludes that he is not going to use it - and contends that it
> is not meant to be used, but is only a 'proof of concept'
quoting mark pilgrim :
"Will I switch from Ubuntu to gNewSense? No. But I could, and that's
enough of a victory for today."
Will I switch from Debian to Ubuntu ? No! but it's always good to know
that there's a distro out there which could give me something which
"Just Works!". It's the same case with gNewSense, if in future someone
(like Mark) needs to move from Ubuntu to a completely free distro
which is "not tainted", it's possible.
He also mentions very clearly why gNewSense is required :
"this is one distribution that the world absolutely does need."
"The gNewSense maintainers apparently feel that saying you're "a
little bit non-free" is akin to saying you're "a little bit pregnant."
Close doesn't count, and even if people don't notice the difference
today, they'll definitely notice it nine months from now."
The word he uses is "reference implementation" and not "proof-of-concept".
blog @ http://toufeeq.net
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