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A short definition for clarification…
sources : GNU.org
“Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.
We campaign for these freedoms because everyone deserves them. With these freedoms, the users (both individually and collectively) control the program and what it does for them. When users don't control the program, we call it a “nonfree” or “proprietary” program. The nonfree program controls the users, and the developer controls the program; this makes the program an instrument of unjust power.
A program is free software if the program's users have the four essential freedoms:
A program is free software if it gives users adequately all of these freedoms. Otherwise, it is nonfree. While we can distinguish various nonfree distribution schemes in terms of how far they fall short of being free, we consider them all equally unethical.
⇒ from everywhere !! :D
⇒ To be unchained…
⇒ We totally understand that Windows users are accustomed to habits that are sometimes difficult to ensure without proprietary software features, and we are not here to judge anybody… but we try to get rid of these non-free software and unchain your machine…
⇒ vrms : Virtual Richard Matthew Stallman on your computer.
If you install vrms, you'll find some non-free softwares. if you don't need/want them, simply follow those simple steps :
sudo apt-get install vrms
$ vrms Non-free packages installed on handylinux amd64-microcode Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs atmel-firmware Firmware for Atmel at76c50x wireless networking chips. bluez-firmware Firmware for Bluetooth devices firmware-atheros Binary firmware for Atheros wireless cards firmware-bnx2 Binary firmware for Broadcom NetXtremeII firmware-bnx2x Binary firmware for Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb firmware-brcm80211 Binary firmware for Broadcom 802.11 wireless cards firmware-intelwimax Binary firmware for Intel WiMAX Connection firmware-ipw2x00 Binary firmware for Intel Pro Wireless 2100, 2200 and firmware-ivtv Binary firmware for iTVC15-family MPEG codecs (ivtv an firmware-iwlwifi Binary firmware for Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 and 802.11 firmware-libertas Binary firmware for Marvell Libertas 8xxx wireless car firmware-linux Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kerne firmware-linux-nonfree Binary firmware for various drivers in the Linux kerne firmware-myricom Binary firmware for Myri-10G Ethernet adapters firmware-netxen Binary firmware for QLogic Intelligent Ethernet (3000 firmware-qlogic Binary firmware for QLogic IBA7220, QLA1xxx, ISP2xxx a firmware-ralink Binary firmware for Ralink wireless cards firmware-realtek Binary firmware for Realtek wired and wireless network intel-microcode Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs iscan simple, easy to use scanner utility for EPSON scanners iscan-data Image Scan! for Linux data files skype Wherever you are, wherever they are teamviewer TeamViewer (Remote Control Application) unrar Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version) zd1211-firmware Firmware images for the zd1211rw wireless driver Contrib packages installed on handylinux alsa-firmware-loaders ALSA software loaders for specific hardware b43-fwcutter Utility for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware firmware-b43-installer Installer package for firmware for the b43 driver firmware-b43legacy-installer Installer package for firmware for the b43legacy drive flashplugin-nonfree Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin iucode-tool Intel processor microcode tool prism2-usb-firmware-installer firmware files for the prism2_usb kernel driver 26 non-free packages, 2.3% of 1136 installed packages. 7 contrib packages, 0.6% of 1136 installed packages.
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge amd64-microcode atmel-firmware bluez-firmware firmware-atheros firmware-bnx2 firmware-bnx2x firmware-brcm80211 firmware-intelwimax firmware-ipw2x00 firmware-ivtv firmware-iwlwifi firmware-libertas firmware-linux firmware-linux-nonfree firmware-myricom firmware-netxen firmware-qlogic firmware-ralink firmware-realtek intel-microcode iscan iscan-data skype teamviewer unrar zd1211-firmware alsa-firmware-loaders b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer firmware-b43legacy-installer flashplugin-nonfree iucode-tool prism2-usb-firmware-installer
If you are lucky (like me), your computer doesn't need non-free softwares and you won't see any trouble after.. Welcome to GNU !!
bonus are in french but we'll find some good in english soon :D
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