Back to basics: Linux for noobs

Just a few  basic information for anyone who has not been introduced to/ is interested in knowing the answer for “What is this Linux buzz all about?”

Stallman’s definition of ” Free Software “

” Free software means software that respects users’ freedom. More specifically it means you as a user have these four essential freedoms:

  • To run the program as you wish.
  • To study the source code and change it, and thus make the program
  • do what you wish.
  • To redistribute exact copies when you wish – this is the freedom
  • to help your neighbour.
  • To distribute copies of your modified versions when you wish – this is the freedom to contribute to your community.  “

: Richard Stallman

Read the complete exclusive interview with Stallman here