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constantly-updated list of free software for daily business operations
all about ‘distros’ – various ‘flavours’ of free operating systems
searchable catalogue of 15k+ free software packages
not-for-profit organisation campaigning to remove the barriers to free software
listing of distros on the GNU site, ranked in terms of ‘freedom’
the free software movement
why open source misses the point of free software
inventor of Linux
sells computers with Linux installed, rather than Windows
home of Linux – forum, newsletter, downloads, tutorials
places you can buy computers with free software already loaded
dedicated to the idea that the internet must always remain an open and accessible global public resource for everyone
detailed guide to switching to a free operating system for non-techies
‘FOSS technologies explained’ – useful articles
stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant
interesting articles, many for beginners
find open source alternatives to well-known commercial software
huge repository – download and develop free / open source software
website of Richard Stallman, inventor of GNU
lots of reasons to change to Linux
FLOSS concept booklet – all about free / libre / open-source software.
entry for free software
list of open source software packages

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