Who’s better than Richard Stallman to answer this question 🙂 Ok, it’s not RMS him self but the virtual RMS and here is the result with my ubuntu 9.04:
Non-free packages installed on dell
fglrx-modaliases Identifiers supported by the ATI graphics driver
linux Generic complete Linux kernel.
linux-generic Complete Generic Linux kernel
linux-restricted-modules Generic Linux restricted modules.
linux-restricted-modules- Non-free Linux 2.6.28 modules helper script
linux-restricted-modules- Restricted Linux modules for generic kernels
nvidia-173-modaliases Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-180-modaliases Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-71-modaliases Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-96-modaliases Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
tangerine-icon-theme Tangerine Icon theme
unrar Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)
Reason: Modifications problematic
12 non-free packages, 0.6% of 1848 installed packages.
So I’m at 99.4% can I do better ?
I can’t remove linux packages, we can’t get an operating system without a kernel.
tangerine-icon-theme package is in direct dependency with
ubuntu-desktop so I prefer to keep it for future updates. Some times I have to manipulate rar archives so I have to keep
unrar package too. The
modaliases packages are installed to find the sweetest proprietary driver for the graphic card, and In my case I don’t need them as my ATI X1300 Pro works as a charm with the free driver.
My final result :
7 non-free packages, 0.4% of 1843 installed packages.
So Mr RMS what do you think ?