Sunday, November 11, 2007

Free Operating Systems: Plenty of Choices Here, People

Apparently, there is some disagreement about whether or not Gobuntu is a 'free enough' operating system. I often wonder about these disputes, there are plenty of truly free operating systems for the taking. Debian without the non-free or contrib repositories would be quite free enough for even the most ardent Free Software advocate. Same with Fedora, which has steadfastly refused to ship with support for proprietary audio or video formats, for example. Likewise for OpenBSD, with it's principled stance on binary firmware and free software in general. If you're that angry about it, why not devote your time and energy to operating systems that already fit the bill?

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