Linux News Today: gNewSense 4.0 Promises a Solid Debian-Based Linux OS with 100% Free Software
The gNewSense 4.0 GNU/Linux operating system has been released at the beginning of the month, and today we take a closer look at its new features and technologies.
First and foremost, we would like to inform our readers that gNewSense is a rock-solid Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution that respects the Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG) and aims to be a one hundred percent free computer operating system.
To achieve these goals, gNewSense uses only software projects that are truly free, libre, which means that it doesn’t include any non-free or proprietary components. Furthermore, the gNewSense operating system does not include restricted kernel modules or Debian logos.
What’s new in gNewSense 4.0
As mentioned, gNewSense 4.0 was announced at the beginning of the month, but there weren’t any details about the new features included. This major new release has been in development for the past one and a half years and comes as an upgrade to gNewSense 3.1, which was released more than two years ago.
gNewSense 4.0 has been dubbed “Ucclia,” and includes the GNOME 3.4.2 desktop environment, the long-term supported Linux 3.2.57 kernel, GIMP 2.8.2 image editor, Inkscape 0.48.3.1 vector graphics editor, Shotwell 0.12.3 image viewer and organizer, Transmission 2.52 BitTorrent client, and Iceweasel 31.5.0 web browser.
Additionally, the LibreOffice 3.5 office suite, Rhythmbox 2.97 music player and organizer, Synaptic Package Manager 0.75.13 graphical package manager, and some of the core apps and utilities from the GNOME 3.4 stack are also present in the gNewSense 4.0 operating system.
Download gNewSense 4.0 right now via our website. The Live ISO images are available for 64-bit, 32-bit, and MIPSel architectures. We also recommend visiting the project’s website, which doesn’t appear to have been updated recently, to find out more about this 100% free computer operating system.