A GNU/Linux computer operating system that contains only free software—software you are free to run, inspect, share, and modify—is out and ready for you to try on your ordinary PC (Intel or AMD-based computer).
The hackers who make gNewSense (pronounced “guh-NEW-sense”) GNU/Linux started with Ubuntu GNU/Linux and removed all the software that doesn’t come with these freedoms, including software most people doesn’t know is in their operating system like firmware (software used to control various computer devices) and drivers.
Download gNewSense GNU/Linux
- A disk image you can burn to a CD-R, boot up, and try without installing anything on your computer (638MB). If you like it, you can run the installer which is on the screen.
- The source code for all the software on the disk image (1.6GB).
- …or go to the gNewSense GNU/Linux mirror archive and get the software from there.
How do I put this huge ISO file on a CD I can try?
Ubuntu GNU/Linux has a handy set of helpful instructions.