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/gnussr/ - Liberated Software

abolishing proprietary licenses


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So /gnussr/, how do we go about organizing to fight proprietary software? Is this an arena for software co-ops, or for something more mundane like like a free software education non-profit? Lets get some ideas going around guys.


Getting municipal governments to switch is a big way. Some governments that are worried about CIA spying (such as China) are changing over already (China uses Deepin). I think Cuba is a big candidate for this too. Since they haven't really modernized yet, they could get it right at the outset by banning sales of hardware with Windows on it.

But as for what we can do just as an imageboard, obviously our power is more limited. It's good to agitate by telling people how they're being spied on and exploited for profit. Try and always bring a live USB with you to demo Linux to people. People always really love it when you bring some "dead" computer back to life and show them they can still get their old photos off the HDD. We could also contribute to FOSS projects or file bug complaints.



I like the idea of pressuring local governments to switch. We could sell them on no having to pay for OSs or OS licenses anymore, and mint is similar enough to windows GUI wise to smooth any possible concerns about retraining. One hurdle is the fact that pc's alway come bundled with proprietary OSs. It would be great if Cuba would go with free software from the start, there's no way that I can see to influence that though.



I honestly think this is the single most productive thing one could be doing as a political movement trying pushing free software.



Cuba actually was maintaining their own linux distro some years ago, but I think they abandoned it.



yeah, it seemed very halfassed and wasn't pushed by the government properly.

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race war now


OP > /dev/null

Look, I made a Linux joke. Am I cool now? :)


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>mfw this one post says more than the whole rest of the board


Why didn't this thread just get deleted? What's the point anchoring such an obvious off-topic shitpost?




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A few quick thoughts, I advocate using QUBES ( https://www.qubes-os.org/ ) for security purposes as a distro, its snowden endorsed.

Furthermore, as a burger, what do you guys think of creating a burgerstani tech workers cooperative? maybe doing it services and software development


DSA actually had a poll asking about tech worker coops a while ago, but I can't find it anymore.


You might find this helpful. There's not a lot of info on starting cooperatives, so it's hard to find this sort of stuff online.


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How do I stop using Windows?



Get a career in tech.

Or is that a bourgie thing of me to say?



try dual booting first, if you still need it for some applications


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1. read

2. weep

3. install Linux


Install Linux.

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Hello /gnussr/! This seems like a very promising board.

I'm currently on a Macbook Pro running OS X. I'm looking to get a new laptop in the near future. I'll mostly be doing research stuff (I'm a research assistant), general programming, web use, etc.

I want a linux distro that's extremely stable and that has wide support amongst most applications. Is Ubuntu basically my only choice?

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Ubuntu is the main distro for cross-plat development. So stuff like Steam has a better guarantee to work. Other than that, all the distros are pretty much equal in software support.

If you are a developer, I recommend Fedora. It has faster-updated repositories, it is very polished, and it is the preferred distro of Linus Torvalds.



I'm not worried about video games, I'll probably dual boot windows anyways for Magic Online among other things.

I'm currently doing an open-source remote internship (paid) thing, I'm really enjoying it. I do all my work on the JVM and Javascript. I assume all of that works fine on fedora, right?



Yeah, all that shit works great. Since all Linux distros have a package manager, it's usually actually way easier than Mac or Windows. Just install the languages, IDEs, and compilers you need through CLI (command is "dnf install" for Fedora), and then it'll just update automatically. It's so good that Macfags use HomeBrew to try to replicate the experience. You can also use a GUI store app to download it if you want.



yeah I use homebrew frequently.


Almost every upside of using Ubuntu from a developer standpoint (e.g. the widespread online / package support) is there in Debian. So if you decide you need the debian repo's, there's no reason to not just use Debian testing/unstable.

Although fedora is just as fine tbh.

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