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[gNewSense-users] ideas & suggestions about gNewSense

From: Torsten Behrens
Subject: [gNewSense-users] ideas & suggestions about gNewSense
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:57:21 +0100

Hello everyone,

I am a gNewSense user, living in Northern Germany and for a few weeks now, I am also
corresponding with Richard Stallman via email. I wrote Richard several of my ideas and
suggestions for the future version(s) of gNewSense, because myself I am no computer
expert at all -- I only do have basic knowledge, but not in programming nor editing the reps
sources, etc.
Maybe, you're also interested in my suggestions and ideas.

Here are some things that should be preinstalled in gNewSense (in my view):

- free graphic drivers support (for Nvidia or ATI). It's strange that EnvyNG is available for
gNewSense, but I still have not found any solution(s) how to activate/install my Nvidia
graphic driver with EnvyNG at gNewSense.
- free GNU versions of the "Firefox 3" browser (i.e. IceCat) and also for "Thunderbird"
(Icedove), because these browsers are more popular than Epiphany, or Evolution as
default email program.
- more free multimedia players, maybe a free GNU version of the popular VLC Media
Player of a GNU alternative of the Gnome MPlayer, etc.
- OpenJDK also should be preinstalled at gNewSense (or IcedTea with Open Java
- a free Flash Player (that also works!)
- preinstalled free multimedia codecs (like Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack, etc.). For
newbies at gNewSense it's very frustrating, confusing & irritating to install all these codecs,
unless they knows what should be install and what not! Make things for newcomers a bit
easier! Myself, I was sitting hours at my computer, to find out what (free) codecs I should
install and which not.
If all these things (above) are preinstalled at gNewSense's next edition(s), so I am quite
sure that more and more people would switch to gNewSense. I am a great supporter of
gNewSense and I like your philosophy of 100% free software, but remember that some
things for newcomers -or people with little computer knowledge- are a bit too
complicated. That's why some things really should be preinstalled to make things easier
for people to use gNewSense. Make gNewSense as easy as "Linux Mint", but with 100%
free software preinstalled, not with properitary softwares as in Linux Mint. That's my

Can you please also tell me when gNewSense's next edition will be released? I didn't find
any information about the next edition on the gNewSense's website. I am curious to know!
I hope that my email was kind of inspiration for you and your team.

Thank you very much for listening.

Torsten Behrens

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