gNewSense 4.0 is on the streets


gNewSense 4.0 is on the streets, a controversial version of this 100% free operating system, since it is based on the old Debian 7

GNewSense developers have announced the availability of a new version of their operating system, that is, we already have gNewSense 4.0.

This version brings a bit of controversy because the developers decided to base it on a somewhat outdated distributionIn other words, in Debian 7, something has not aroused sympathy among many users, who find it absurd to use a version already considered old.

If you did not know gNewSense, it is a somewhat different operating system, which is based on both Ubuntu and Debian (each version is based on one of them). This operating system is known not for being based on Ubuntu or Debian, but it is known for being a 100% free software, without any proprietary software.

The gNewSense operating system was born as an idea by Mark Shuttleworth and Richard Stallman at a conference on free software. This idea, which initially it was going to be called GNUbuntu, was implemented initially by Paul O´Malley and later by Brian Brazil, announcing the first stable version in November 2006.

This operating system, being 100% free, has special characteristics, such as that it does not have any type of proprietary software in it, being all that it has 100% open source. Some essential applications to work are also pre-installed, of course all of them 100% free.

What I mean is that gNewSense it is ideal if you are looking for the advantages of the Debian operating system(with Gnome desktop), but you are a Free Software purist and don't want to use anything that is not 100% free.

In my opinion, Debian 8 should have been used as a base, since Debian 7 is already somewhat obsolete and it only has 2 years of support left, as it ends in 2018.

If you want to try this 100% free operating system, go to this download page where you have all versions available of this operating system.

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  1.   asd said

    trisquel is better

  2.   jorss said


  3.   fernan said

    I believe that a 100% free distribution should seek to be more current since if on the one hand being totally free there will be less 100% compatible hardware if it is also old software it will still give a worse impression, I also believe that trisquel should be based on debian 8 gnome.

  4.   Gaston said

    It seems to me that gNewSense should have been based on Debian 8, as it causes user discontent and there may be compatibility issues with other devices. However, it is 100% Free.