Where to get free software

Companies that sell computers with free software pre-installed:


Classes and events in the Boston area that assist users in migrating to free/libre software:

Free Computer Labs "Make your own Computer" Classes -- http://blog.freecomputerlabs.org/ (Currently hosted at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA. There is a fee for these classes.)

Boston Linux and Unix (BLU) users group InstallFests -- http://blu.org/installfests/ (NOTE: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.)

Recommended Fully Free (Libre) Operating Systems for Download (some technical work required) -- These operating systems (OS) are the best for user freedom and privacy:


Full list of recommended fully free/libre software for download from gnu.org:


Ubuntu -- This OS promotes non-free software and has a history of not protecting user privacy. However they are much better than proprietary systems such as MacOS or Windows.


Sugar Operating System -- Sugar is a GNU/Linux OS specifically for education