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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Freedomware distro

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Freedomware distro
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2017 18:03:50 +0100
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On 03/08/17 11:44, Philip Hudson wrote:
> What's the state of play? Is Trisquel still the main/only game in
> town? I'm happiest with an apt/dpkg/.deb-based system.

FSF/GNU maintain a list of what they consider "Free System Distributions":

And from what I understand, Trisquel is the "main/only game in town" for
an apt/dpkg/.deb-based "Free System Distribution".  Work is being on
gNewSense but it is far behind.  Even Trisquel is struggling, from what
I hear, feel free to update me.  With the latest Trisquel (7.0) is based
on Ubuntu 14.04:


Although work is being done on Trisquel 8 (which Wikipedia says will use
MATE) and looks to have been planned for 2016:


Personally, I would recommend Debian 'main'.  I consider this to be a
fully free software distribution and use it.  Debian is not on the above

Interestingly, the "Free System Distributions" include non-free
documentation such as the Emacs and GCC manuals, which Debian omits
because they are non-free.


FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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