Friday, February 13, 2009

Class 1 GNU/LINUX Freedom

GNU/LINUX Freedom:

what makes the GNU/LINUX differ from Windows.
the answer is simple, its the "FREEDOM".
GNU-LINUX provides us several freedom:

freedom 0: The freedom to run the program for any purpose
freedom 1: The freedom to study how the program works & adapt it to our needs.
freedom 2: The freedom to redistribute copies ,so we can help our neighbors n friends!
freedom 3: The freedom to improve the program,& can deploy commercially.
lets grab our first freedom.
lets have a free copy of gnu-linux on our computer, run it ,& enjoy!
there are different versions of gnu-linux available for free:
some of them are:-
(click the links to download)
and many more. you can also order for a free disc by mail from
The downloads will be in the form of ISO file , burn it to a disc, put the disc in and reboot the computer. you can work with gnu/linux either without installing into hard disc ( booting it from the cd on restart) or installing it to the hardisk.

1.And for a desktop user, most importantly, the freedom from viruses, as long as    you use the software downloaded from the software repository of your OS :-) 
2. Multi-User Environment
3. Potability
4. Intimate knowledge of the hardware
5. No BSOD - Blue Screen of Death
6. Upgradeability
7. Customization
8. Security - viruses, worms and trojans
9. Maturity - Stable, Reliable (except for kernel upgrades, no reboot) and Extremely powerful
10. Support
11. Complete development environment while a C compiler for Windows alone    would set you back hundreds of dollars

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