Boldly I sent forth my chic ubergeek agent for the inside story. She sloped off, dodging tech-head techno-babble and returned saying she recognized Tux the Penguin, before going back to her Nintendo for the rest of the afternoon.
Ubuntu I discovered is an operating system; Open Office is for documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and Firefox, of course, is a web browser. Kontact groupware handles your email and calendar; while Konqueror is the file manager.
Software freedom day is held each year in New Zealand based on the principles of the user’s freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. You can read more about the four freedoms on the GNU website.
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