FSF-Approved gNewSense 4 GNU/Linux Distribution Released

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 6 May 2016 at 10:07 AM EDT. 15 Comments
The distribution sponsored by the Free Software Foundation, gNewSense, is out with its version 4.0 "Ucclia" release.

The gNewSense 4 release is their first to be based upon Debian 7 "Wheezy" where as the gNewSense 3 release back in 2013 was powered by Debian 6 "Squeeze". As is the focus of the gNewSense distribution, it removes all proprietary and non-free software from the operating system.

The gNewSense 4 release is based on Debian 7.2 and uses the GNOME 3.4 desktop, Linux 3.2 kernel, LibreOffice 3.5, and other packages newer than what's offered with gNewSense 3 but still certainly not bleeding-edge. This has been a rather dragged out release with gNewSense having been released in 2013 and the previous development version, gNewSense 4 Alpha 1, dating back to the end of 2014.

gNewSense 1.0, back when it was Ubuntu based.

GNewSense 4 continues to be supported for i386, x86_64, and Lemote Yeelong architectures. You can download gNewSense 4 this morning from gNewSense.org.
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