"If users look beyond the splash screens and other branding,
they will find almost nothing in the recently announced gNewSense
distribution that is not already available in the Ubuntu Dapper
Drake release. In fact, according to Brian Brazil and Paul
O'Malley, the Irish free software advocates behind the
distribution, users may find that gNewSense detects less of their
hardware than Ubuntu does--particularly their wireless cards. So
why would anyone use gNewSense?
"The answer is not technical so much as political. Unlike most
distributions, the goal of gNewSense is not usability or any other
technical issue, but to offer a GNU/Linux distribution that
contains only free software. The pursuit of this goal means
removing non-free firmware from the Linux kernel, and not linking
to non-free package repositories..."