gNewSense is derived from Ubuntu, and thus has most of the same functionality. There are a number of differences though.
- Non-free firmware removed from kernel in main*
- Non-free firmware removed from linux-ubuntu-modules**
Builder, a tool to produce a distribution
- Restricted removed
- Multiverse removed
- Ubuntu logos replaced
- Universe enabled by default
- Emacs, bsdgames, nethack and build-essential part of the default install
Note our goal is to produce a fully free distribution, not to have as many features as possible.
*At the time of the 1.0 release this was 119 files and the debian/firmware directory
**This happens when updates are applied to a 2.0 install
**At the time of the 2.0 release this was over 100 files.