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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Promotional Leaflet
Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Promotional Leaflet
Mon, 7 Jul 2008 20:58:00 +0100
Thank you for doing that.
For some reason, both the front and back sheet both print out as two pages
each with a blank page.
On the front page under Fedora -
"Originaly" should be "Originally"
"heratige" should be "heritage"
"Firefox" used in heading but "FireFox" used in text.
Printed out, the Floating Gnu appears fine in monochrome except there is some
faint pixels around the image. I guess these are cream pixels, certainly next
to the collar on the left side.
Does Tux have some of his head trimmed?
On the back page, the outer two sides appear on a darker background than on
the front page. Is this intentional?
I am attaching the text just in case anyone is on a console only box.
GNU/Linux is an operating system and is a free alternative to MS Windows or
It runs well on many different types of machines from the newest gaming PC to
an ancient office computer that might otherwise be thrown out.
GNU/Linux is frequently shortened to just Linux, but its full name reflects
its origins from both the kernel created by Linus Torvalds and Richard
Stallman's GNU project.
GNU/Linux is distributed by a number of organisations. Some common distros
Currently the most popular distro, it is particularly aimed at beginners,
while still being suitable for advanced users.
Originally from Redhat, who now make server distros, it has a good heritage
and is also popular with beginners.
GNewSense is based on Ubuntu, but unlike almost all other distros it contains
only free software. Other distros commonly include non-free drivers and
sometimes other software too.
Some examples of free software for both MS Windows and GNU/Linux
OpenOffice.org is a fully featured office suite and can replace MS Office. It
can do word processing and spreadsheets and be used to create multimedia
presentations, diagrams/illustrations and databases.
It can save and write to MS Office documents and even be used to create PDFs
The FireFox web browser allows you to browse web pages faster, more safely,
and more efficiently. Key features include pop-up blocking to stop those
annoying ads, tabbed browsing to let you view multiple web pages in a single
window and its enhanced security over MS Internet Explorer.
Similar to programs like Photoshop, the GIMP (or GNU Image Manipulation
Program) is suitable for those wanting to manipulate digital photographs,
design and export graphics for the web, convert images from one file format
to another, or even produce complex high-resolution compositions for print.
Manchester Free Software
Who we are
Manchester Free Software has been created to serve a growing need for a group
based in the Manchester area that focuses on free software and in particular
GNU/Linux. It also covers topics which impact on the freedoms of computer
users, such as Digital Restrictions Management.
We aim to promote the use of free software to people and organisations in
What is free software?
Broadly speaking, free software is software that is free to use, distribute
While it is normally available at no cost, the word 'free' refers to the
freedom given to all users rather than the price.
Unlike proprietary software, there are no limitations on where or how the
software is used. Users are able to improve the software and even if you are
not a programmer the strong communities that form around free software means
that you are likely to find someone who is able to help.
Why use it?
Free software has many advantages over proprietary software. For example:
By not restricting copying, free software allows you to help others by giving
them the software you find useful.
By allowing users to see the source code users are able to understand how it
By allowing users to modify the code they are able to modify it for their own
needs and improve the software. And by allowing users to distribute the
changes they can also share the improvements with others.
Who else is using it?
For the reasons outlined above more and more people are using free software.
Schools are starting to use free software as it allows them to give pupils the
same software to use at home.
Businesses are increasingly turning to free software to stop them being locked
into the services of one company. Free software gives them the freedom to
change the software themselves or to hire another company to do so.
For more information about the origins of free software visit the Free
Software Foundation at www.fsf.org
To get more information about why free software is so important go to
To find out how to start using GNU/Linux visit www.getgnulinux.org
Visit our website at manchester.fsuk.org, where you can find out about our
next meeting or join our mailing list.
Or email us at address@hidden
[Fsuk-manchester] Re: Promotional Leaflet, Lucy, 2008/07/13