Ultra-free gNewSense 2.0 beta released
Brian Brazil and the team behind the ultra-free gNewSense Linux distribution have released a beta of the forthcoming 2.0 (or Deltah) series. gNewSense is based on Ubuntu but strips the distribution of non-free components to provide users with a truly free operating system. gNewSense is backed by the Free Software Foundation. Among the changes in this release are that gNewSense is now based on Ubuntu Hardy released last week; the distribution has new artwork; the browser has been changed from Firefox to Epiphany, the Gnome browser; non-free GLX has been removed from X/mesa; and there is now support for Debian source packages.
In an emailed announcement yesterday, Brazil said that “as this is a beta release, there are still things which aren’t perfect. Please report any bugs you find – especially if they aren’t present in Hardy. A 2.0 livecd is planned to be released in a day or two. It will be possible to upgrade from a 1.9 install.”
gNewSense Delatd is no longer supported, and is not getting security updates.