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Subject: First GNU CD-ROM from the Free Software Foundation
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Date: Sat, 01 May 1993 17:02:16 CDT
Newsgroups: comp.newprod
Keywords: FSF; GNU CD-ROM; software, source, CD-ROM
Organization: Project GNU, Free Software Foundation,
           675 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA  02139, USA   +1 (617) 876-3296
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Announcing the GNU CD-ROM Edition 1.0

The Free Software Foundation has produced its first CD-ROM.  This CD
contains sources to the full distribution of the GNU Project
including: Emacs, GCC, G++, GDB, Bison, GAS, Make, GAWK, Texinfo, the
GNU Utilities, RCS and CVS, f2c, gnuplot, Ghostscript, tar, diff, and
BASH, as well as the MIT X Window System, MIT Scheme, the Andrew
Toolkit, and TeX.  Versions are current as of October 1992.

Also, the CD contains packages which run on 80386 or 80486 machines
under MS-DOS, including: Demacs (GNU Emacs for MSDOS), DJGPP (a port
of GCC 2.2.2), and MIT Scheme 7.2.  In addition, it contains Mtools,
which is a public domain collection of programs to allow Unix systems
to read, write, and manipulate files on an MSDOS filesystem (typically
a diskette).

The CD is in ISO 9660 format.  You can mount it as a read-only file
system on most operating systems.  Also, you can build most of this
software without needing to copy the sources off the CD; you need only
enough free disk space for the object files and the intermediate build
targets.  Except for several of the MS-DOS packages, there are no
precompiled programs on this CD.  You will need a C compiler (programs
which need some other sort of interpreter or compiler normally provide
the C source to a bootstrapping program).  The CD contains more than
46,000 files.

The CD costs $100 if you are an individual, $400 if you are a
business.  This is a distribution fee.  The software is `copylefted',
which means you have the the right to copy, change, and redistribute

Please also consider adding a tax-deductible donation to your order.
Your donation will help to support the Foundation and make our future
efforts successful, including the development of new programs and the
continued maintenance of our existing software.  Donations are our
major source of income for program development.

For an order form, or more information on GNU and the Foundation,
contact us at:
	Free Software Foundation
	675 Massachusetts Avenue
	Cambridge, MA  02139

Thank You.