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  • Hippo saves gnu: Video of heroic hippo saving a defenseless gnu from crocodile
    Hippo saves gnu: Video of heroic hippo saving a defenseless gnu from crocodile
    A Hippo saves gnu from a crocodile attack, proving that even nature’s most undomesticated beasts at times come to the aid of their fellow creatures. Video shot by onlookers caught the action at the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.According...
  • GNU Text Processing: The basics
    GNU text processing overview, part 1A: The basics
    Given its heritage in Unix, it's no surprise that GNU has a wealth of text processing tools and techniques to aid coders, writers, and publishers in editing and otherwise manipulating text documents.After abandoning the Multics project, Bell...
  • Screenshot of GNU PEM
    GNU PEM & Oleo: Two great command-line (text-based) financial accounting apps
    Because, as the old saw goes GUI != better, many (particularly experienced) users still prefer to interact with their computer through it's shell, via the console or a terminal emulator. As discussed earlier this month, the GNU Project has...
  • GNU: Free as in Freedom
    A Brief History of Computing: The GNU Story - Audience and Structure
    Who Is the Intended Audience for This Book?First and foremost, this book is for anyone who enjoys a good read and for history buffs of every stripe. Beyond that, I hope it will be of use to two very different audiences: 1. Historians, present and...
  • Levitating GNU
    GNU Apps: An Overview
    In its 30 years of existence, the GNU project has developed hundreds of software programs. Everything from system kernels to shells to desktop environments. They've created almost everything necessary to assemble a complete operating system:...
  • Powered by GNU
    A Brief History of Computing: The GNU Story - Copyright and Preface
    This book is Copyright © 2013 Russell JamesPermission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation...
  • Penguin Hugging a GNU
    Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited - Part 2
    The article, "Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited" has received some feedback demonstrating that there is still quite a bit of (irrational?) resistance to calling GNU by its proper name. Here are a few answers to some of...
  • Powered by GNU
    A Brief History of Computing: The GNU Story - Outline
    Here's the first entry for the book. It's just a rough outline sketching a possible path the story might take. I'd appreciate any suggestions or pointers to sources as the process continues. Thank you.00. Preface Copyright Introduction...
  • Ask Me About Free Software
    The main barrier to GNU/Linux adoption is lack of OEM support
    Ken Starks of Reglue recently published a thought-provoking entry on his blog, The Blog of Helios, suggesting that the barrier to Free Software adoption is bad documentation. He asserts that the lack of quality documentation is due to a...
  • Celebrating 30 Years of GNU
    Announcing: 'A Brief History of Computing: The GNU Story'
    This article is my announcement of an experiment to write and publish an ebook documenting the development and adoption of the GNU System -- from its pre-history in the Multics operating system (and perhaps even earlier) to the present.Although it...
  • GNUstep Logo
    Introducing GNUstep: The forgotten Free Software desktop
    During the recent collapse in popularity of GNOME, the Free Software community's most popular graphical desktop environment, it's hard to understand why more users didn't turn to the GNU System's other desktop, GNUstep -- or is it...
  • GNU Gives Freedom
    Top 5 reasons you should replace Windows and Mac OS X with GNU
    GNU is a stable, powerful, flexible operating system that respects users' privacy and promotes freedom.As any web administrator can tell you, the overwhelming majority of PCs run some version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, with...
  • Penguin Hugging a GNU
    Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited
    Many call the world's most popular free software-based operating system, "Linux," after the kernel it's built-upon, some call it, "GNU/Linux," but it should simply be called, "GNU."The once common flame wars...