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Going All-FOSS With a New Computer

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Linux bloggers' New Year's resolutions tend to be many and varied in any given year, but one most can surely agree upon is the desire to outfit a new PC with nothing but free software.

That sentiment, indeed, is just the one that was anticipated over at Computeractive UK, which published a compelling little story along those lines back in December.

"I want to use only free software on my new PC. Where do I start?" the piece began, before zeroing in on Ubuntu, in particular.

Of course, as any good Linux geek knows, there's a wide world of FOSS out there, and Ubuntu is just the beginning -- but certainly not the only one.

Bloggers didn't hesitate to pick up that ball and run with it.

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