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Only one CD please!

Here I am, just booted off from a failed Fedora Core 6 install trying to use 2 CDs I downloaded to try it, hoping that this would be enough to do it, even though I really believe 1CD should be a standard for mainstream distros these days, not just because Ubuntu does it, but because (as Ubuntu even proves) it simply makes all sense in the world.

gNewSense is a 100% Free Software version of Ubuntu. It is currently based on Dapper. I have tried it recently and it pretty much has the polished feel of Ubuntu, but with confidence that there is no proprietary software and components involved anywhere. According to the FSF's press release it is now backed by FSF which pretty much ensures that it will live a long life and possibly progress pretty fast.

Nuxified for 10 years

Here is a nice story by Joe Barr marking his 10th anniversarry of using GNU/Linux. I like the conclusion. Eye

""Ten years on, Linux is no longer just a blip on the horizon or a cool alternative platform, or a choice made only for cost savings.

Free GNU/Linux disks! has been founded to offer free GNU/Linux CD's to anyone who needs it which are usually those who are still on slow connections and hence aren't able to download CD images directly off the net, and might find it too cumbersome to order CD's (not everyone has a credit card or a PayPal account).

It looks like a great way to promote and spread the use of GNU/Linux. The project needs help though in form of contributions (including donations) or if you have something to advertise sponsorships. You are encouraged to spread the word either by word of mouth or linking to it from your blog using one of these buttons. And of course, a good way to help get the word out is to digg it.

The creator of Haiku Podcast has made a very nice video presenting Haiku OS, a BeOS-like Free Operating System which is now mostly in alpha stage and can already be used for simple things. This video shows that it's well on its way and I believe it has great potential as a possible future contender in the realm of Free Operating Systems, as they start developing some more exciting things based on the first release of Haiku. Here's the video: