Making Free Software easy to use and commonly available

Otto Kekäläinen otto at
Sat Sep 28 13:23:02 UTC 2013


I just wanted to share two pieces of information that I hope everybody
who do FS advocacy would know:

1) If the target uses Windows and has no experience with Free
Software, give them a VALO-CD. See for details (in

2) If the person already uses some FS, and you want them to make a
strategic decision to always us FS, suggest them to buy a
pre-installed Linux-laptop. This way their experience is likely to be
happy and at the same time they contribute in the process of "voting
with their money" to show laptop manufacturers that Linux support is

My own favorite is the Dell XPS 13, which comes with Ubuntu
preinstalled but you can replace the distro with your favorite as the
drivers are open and custom kernel is public at Details

A long and updated list of pre-installed laptops available is at

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