A GNU/Linux distribution, that takes all the non-free blobs out of a rather popular distribution and makes it free.

Download It And Try It Before You Install.

Get your single CD for installing or trying it out as a live CD. A live CD does not install on the machine unless you choose to do so, as a result you can try it before you install it. To have a reasonable install we suggest about 5G of space should be made available.

To create gNewSense we needed to produce a set of scripts. We called this building method Builder and these scripts allow anyone to to build their own distribution. Try it here: create a GNU/Linux Distribution. This is not how you get gNewSense, for that follow the download link above, but you can do this if you want to see how we did it.

Tell us about your experience:

Join us on IRC or the Lists.

See our Software, Features, Who We Are and our Mission.

Tell us if it works with your hardware: Recommended Hardware


There have been yet more Builder/gNewSense updates. The update process was automated a week ago, and this process now has two levels of monitoring. We're also now monitoring mirror freshness.
-bbrazil November 23, 2006, at 11:44 PM

There are now -backports and -updates components. I haven't tried them out fully. There's also a number of general updates.
-bbrazil November 05, 2006, at 11:05 PM

LiveCD 1.0 now available. New artwork and builder enhancements/fixes. FSF Press Release
-bbrazil November 02, 2006, at 11:00 AM

LiveCD 0.93 now available. All known kernel firmware removed and many other improvements.
-bbrazil October 30, 2006, at 09:09 PM

We now have a mailing list. See Lists.
-bbrazil October 27, 2006, at 06:59 PM

LiveCD 0.92 now available. Brings memtest working on livecd, less firmware, redirected launchpad-integration and better livecd versioning.
-bbrazil September 14, 2006, at 01:30 PM

We now have security support.
-bbrazil 28/08/2006

-ompaul 25/08/2006

Want to know how to create your own version of this or other distros. How To Create Your Own GNULinux Distribution