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Old 12-08-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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Is there a Linux distribution that is 100% GNU?


Hello,

Is there Linux distribution(s) that is/are fully 100% based on GNU free softwares (without single proprietary)?

Likely none, right?

Probably gNewSense, which is non longer much active.

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Old 12-08-2016, 03:37 PM   #2
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Actively maintained. I've tried both of these and they do work.

https://trisquel.info/
https://www.parabola.nu/

There is a better list here as well:

https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html
 
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Old 12-08-2016, 03:38 PM   #3
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I don't believe that based on Ubuntu, that you can be GNU. Sorry. What about the Ubuntu's Spywares? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXnfa0H30L4
 
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Old 12-08-2016, 03:45 PM   #4
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I don't believe that based on Ubuntu, that you can be GNU. Sorry. What about the Ubuntu's Spywares? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXnfa0H30L4
Did you scroll down to the Comments section on that video, where user Kenneth H M Farrow gives detailed instructions to disable the Ubuntu "spyware"?

It's fine to dislike Ubuntu (I'm not a big fan either) but let's at least get our facts straight.
 
Old 12-08-2016, 04:19 PM   #5
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Did you scroll down to the Comments section on that video, where user Kenneth H M Farrow gives detailed instructions to disable the Ubuntu "spyware"?

It's fine to dislike Ubuntu (I'm not a big fan either) but let's at least get our facts straight.
You are kidding? In Gnu philosophy, "How to disable Spywares into installed linux distribution" has nothing to do with Linux and neither GNU at all.
 
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:43 PM   #6
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Dragora, nuff said.
 
Old 12-09-2016, 08:09 AM   #7
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You are kidding? In Gnu philosophy, "How to disable Spywares into installed linux distribution" has nothing to do with Linux and neither GNU at all.
My point is simply, if random-youtube-commentator can figure out how to remove the "spyware" packages from Ubuntu, then I'm sure the developers of Trisquel figured it out, too.

By the way, the Stallman link you posted is old news from 2013. As of the year 2016, Ubuntu has disabled the controversial "spyware" by default, and it is now an "opt-in" service. Let's get our facts straight.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/01/u...disabled-16-04

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Old 12-09-2016, 08:16 AM   #8
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I've heard it said by various people over the last year, but remember @Snowpine... "We live in a post-fact and post-truth era."

Also... If it isn't "GNU" then why is it listed on the official "GNU" site and endorsed by "GNU"?

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Old 12-09-2016, 08:38 AM   #9
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This is also the distro that the FSF distributes on its "membership cards". They also provide mirrors of it on the FSF servers, along with dragora. I can't think of any better indicator of its status.

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Old 12-09-2016, 08:43 AM   #10
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I don't believe that based on Ubuntu, that you can be GNU. Sorry. What about the Ubuntu's Spywares? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXnfa0H30L4
I believe that you misunderstand GNU. I has nothing to do with lack of spyware.

https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
 
Old 12-09-2016, 09:28 AM   #11
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GNU/Linux web sight

Free GNU/Linux distributions

I don't know how current that list is.
 
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GNU/Linux web sight

Free GNU/Linux distributions

I don't know how current that list is.
Why are you repeating what i've said already? Post #2, the very first reply.
 
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:29 PM   #13
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Trisquel has become the official distro. for FSF, Stallman uses it and the developer is now the senior sysadmin for FSF. So I would say that makes it official.

Ref: https://trisquel.info/
https://trisquel.info/en/new-cycle-w...and-whats-come
 
Old 12-11-2016, 12:38 PM   #14
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Trisquel has become the official distro. for FSF, Stallman uses it and the developer is now the senior sysadmin for FSF. So I would say that makes it official.

Ref: https://trisquel.info/
https://trisquel.info/en/new-cycle-w...and-whats-come
My first impression trying this on VM, it sucks. will not install, does not connect to the internet, does not see the Vhdd already set up and partitioned, .... one may get better luck on an actual PC, but in VM No GO, not here anyways.

but it does have a voice that talks to you...
 
Old 12-11-2016, 01:42 PM   #15
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interesting. Usually works well either way. One could also try stock Debian stable leave the repos at default and do not add non-free or contrib. That is pretty much free/libre. Only reason FSF does not endorse it is because the wiki tells you how to add these repos and they host non-free software in them.
 
  


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