Taking a look at gNewSense

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One Linux distro that had fallen off my radar was gNewSense. When I first heard about it, I was intrigued. Recently, a tweet from Roy Schestowitz about version 3.0 of gNewSense passed through my stream. I was especially intrigued about this version of the distro not using binary blobs. So, I downloaded an ISO image and installed it in a virtual machine.

Here are a few thoughts about gNewSense.

Working with gNewSense

The installation was quite fast, partly (I’m sure) because I was installing it on a computer with a better-than-average SSD. gNewSense runs quite well on that computer, too, even though it’s running in a virtual machine with 2 GB of memory and 25 GB of hard disk space.

The distribution itself is quite lean. The software that gNewSense packs is minimal, but it does the job. The most notable applications that come with gNewSense are:

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