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Re: [gNewSense-users] I decided to abandon gNewSense

From: Natousayni
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] I decided to abandon gNewSense
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 14:12:01 -0200

gNS is dificult, ok, but don't go so fast to windows

install ubuntu, say yes to every restricted driver it 'll propose.
open a terminal and type that:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

and yourlinux willl do everything your windobe does, but faster and without security holes...

then you might follow the evolution of Fsoft and gns, change to free alternative, one byte after the other...

ok ubuntu is not free, but it's freer than Windows

have fun, keep the mojo !

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Patrick DeBoard <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi all,

Sadly, I recently decided I couldn't continue trying to make gNewSense work for me.  There were too many issues with using the internet, and the whole experience was just too confusing for me.  In the end, I loaded Windows XP onto my machine, and I disabled every automatic function when given a choice.  Currently, my computer is running well, and quick.
I understand the Free as in Freedom movement, and I am FOR it.  I don't trust Gates and Microsoft, and I believe that Microsoft is probably violating the US Constitution by allowing the government access to its programs and users, under the table.
But the main problem for me is being able to view video on the net.
After 6 months of fiddling w/gNS, I got tired of "fiddling", especially since I had to fiddle in the dark.  gNS seems to be for developers and programmers, not for an everyday non-hack like myself.  The website remains confusing to me.  Navigation on it doesn't seem to be set up logically.  I'm used to Windows doing all the work for me, so I need "to the point" help, prominently displayed.
I guess for me functionality is important.  For me it's more important than my constitutional rights to privacy and the right to do what I want with things I purchased.  Please understand that I am saying "for me".

I don't know what "you guys" are going to do about functionality on the internet, but maybe you'll figure it out.  Without the ability to play videos on the internet, I don't see how gNS would ever be accepted as a mainstream OS and software package, but I've been wrong before.  Maybe that's not a goal/intention for the developers. At 62 years of age, I'm not so hot to jump on the "computer freedom" band wagon, or any wagon.  Rocking chair, recliner, and camp chair are more to my liking these days.

I thought this feedback might be interesting for most of you who are on this list.  If not, please disregard.  Thanks.


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