Linked by ddc_ on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:22 UTC
Slackware, Slax There are different reasons people use Unix-like operating systems, including configurable, availability free of charge, powerful command line interface an many more. Some people are motivated by the moral issue: they reject non-free software. Specifically for such users Free Software Foundation developed Guidelines for Free System Distributions and created the list of absolutely free ("as in freedom") distributions. In this article we are going to look at the most recent entry on the list - Parabola GNU/Linux.
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RE[2]: Nonfree firmware
by lucas_maximus on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Nonfree firmware"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

How do you enable the repo to get the firmware when your wireless doesn't work?

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RE[3]: Nonfree firmware
by No it isnt on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 08:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Nonfree firmware"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

If you have to ask, you probably should get someone else to set up the computer for you, but OK: 1) You can search for and download the package from packages.debian.org, put it on a USB stick and go; 2) you can use USB tethering and a mobile phone; 3) some other way. It doesn't take a genius, and is still easier than installing Windows on most computers.

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RE[4]: Nonfree firmware
by Laurence on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 09:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Nonfree firmware"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

If you have to ask, you probably should get someone else to set up the computer for you, but OK: 1) You can search for and download the package from packages.debian.org, put it on a USB stick and go; 2) you can use USB tethering and a mobile phone; 3) some other way. It doesn't take a genius, and is still easier than installing Windows on most computers.


Sadly the good point you had raised was over-shadowed by unnecessary condescension. There really wasn't any need for that kind of attitude.

Also, nobody said anything about Windows. There are other Linux distros that are perfectly good on servers and include non-free firmware. However I'm more puzzled why anyone would want to run a server off wireless (except maybe if it was a router, but then you'd use DD-WRT rather than Debian anyway)

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RE[3]: Nonfree firmware
by turrini on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 11:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Nonfree firmware"
turrini Member since:
2006-10-31
RE[4]: Nonfree firmware
by lucas_maximus on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 14:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Nonfree firmware"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

:D

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RE[4]: Nonfree firmware
by tonny on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 19:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Nonfree firmware"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Thanks 4 the info.. ;)
Bookmarking it.

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RE[3]: Nonfree firmware
by BluenoseJake on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 20:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Nonfree firmware"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Plug it in to the network for a few minutes?

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