GNU Guix 1.0.0 released

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The GNU Project's Linux distribution Guix has reached the v1.0.0 milestone after seven years of development of this distribution and 35 years of developing the GNU tools that made it and all the other distributions like Fedora and Ubuntu possible. It is a great milestone for hard-core free as in software freedom enthusiasts.

For everyone else it's somewhat less important since it's great strength - full freedom - is also it's greatest weakness in terms of actual usability. Guix removes all the small and inherently evil binary firmware blobs needed for things like hardware video acceleration and WIFI networking. This is the right thing to do from a moral perspective. For someone who just wants to install an operating system and use it to play videos it's bad; finding that you can't connect to the Internet or play games or videos after you installed a new OS is not a great experience.

See our full GNU Guix v1.0.0 review for more humble opinion.

You can find the release announcement here: https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2019/gnu-guix-1.0.0-released/

ISO images for installing Guix can be downloaded from https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/download/


published 2019-05-11


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