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Re: [gNewSense-users] newcomer's greetings

From: Guy Johnston
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] newcomer's greetings
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 17:25:52 +0000
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Hi Andrei, thanks for introducing yourself. It's always good for the
gNewSense community to gain new members, and it's good for the free
software movement in general. I haven't really used the IRC channel, I
just use this list when I want to say something. I'm from the UK if that
helps. I don't think the Ubuntu community are too supportive of
gNewSense, if they even have any idea what it is. I think most of them
only support the open source movement, if they've even read about that.
A large amount of them seem to just use 'Linux' because it's free as in
beer, or to just avoid using Windows. I think the Ubuntu forums can be
useful for support with gNewSense though, as long as you pretend you're
using plain Ubuntu.


andrei raevsky wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I just wanted to say hello to everybody, introduce myself, and ask
> when/if guys use the #gNewSense IRC.  I 'stopped by' a couple of times
> and there was a peaceful silence and little more.  It was during the
> evening of the US Eastern Time (I live in Florida).  Are most of you
> in Europe (where I originally come from), Africa or Asia or is the
> gNewSense community still really that small? ;-)
> Either way - the gNewSense community is getting a new member with me
> this afternoon as I am about to make a HD install of gNewSense on my
> main computer.
> A couple of words about myself: I am a happy Debian-Sarge user, but I
> also tried the Debian-Sid-based Kanotix distro for my main computer
> but this distro seems pretty much dead right now.  So I needed to
> switch and gNewSense came out.   Since I fully support the values
> behind gNewSense and since I wrote a short review of it for
> distrowatch (
> and I will now make it my main distro.
> I wonder how the Ubuntu/Debian people view gNewSense, as a subsegment
> of Ubuntu/Debian, or as a fork alien to its origin?  I tried the
> Ubuntu IRC and they seemed to be somewhat less than enthusiastic about
> gNewSense :-(  Either way - I think that gNewSense is a fanstastic
> idea and I very much believe in its future.
> Cheers,
> Andrei
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