They've done dozens of events at Apple Stores, including the huge Apple store about 100 metres from this Microsoft store.
"free enough to be distributed with the Linux kernel sources"
the firmware files are typically under a license that prohibits modification and even redistribution.
> A desktop os needs a browser (Firefox), text editor (vim), office suite (OpenOffice), PDF reader (evince), window manager (kde), etc
Browser: GNU Icecat, text editor: emacs, office suite: GNOME Office, PDF reader: GNU PDF, window manager: GNOME.
I found its actually hard to get a machine that's decent these days, unless you're prepared to put up with a bit of crap.
The solution is to build your own custom laptop -- http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-laptop-configurator.asp?PRID=25095
If you go for the "VISIONTEK Killer" wireless card, it has an Atheros chipset, so you can distro-hop to your hearts content. They also ship it with no OS if you like.
Rip it all and then use something like beats to figure out the audio fingerprinting and correctly tag things for you.
If you press stop twice, then hit play, you can generally skip that stuff.
It wasn't so long that tom-tom were criticizing openstreetmap, and trying to pretend their data was better than crowd-sourced data.
GNU is working on a project to replace Flickr and such sites.
Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval