I use gNewSense, a GNU/Linux
I chose that distro because it has the policy of rejecting non-free
software. There are two other installable distros that are entirely
free: Ututo and BLAG. The FSF sysadmins prefer to maintain gNewSense
because it is familiar to them, being similar to Debian, which is
what we used to use.
I occasionally use GNOME for tasks that need graphics, but mostly I
use a text console.
I spend most of my time editing in Emacs. I read and send mail with Emacs
using M-x rmail and C-x m. I edit the pages on this site with Emacs also.
I have several free web browsers on my laptop,
but I generally use my own machine only to talk with a few
sites operated for or by the GNU Project, FSF or me.
I will fetch web pages from other sites by sending mail to a program
that runs wget.
The programming languages I use are Lisp and C.
They are also my favorite languages. However, since around 1992
I have been very busy with free software activism, too busy to
do much programming. As a result, I have not had time to learn
newer languages such as Perl, Java, Python or Ruby.
I believe that one should not buy any product with Digital Restrictions
Management unless one personally possesses the means to break
the DRM. I do not have a copy of DeCSS, so I do not buy (or accept
as gifts) encrypted DVDs..
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