I followed the recommendations of the Free Software Foundation which lists the following GNU/Linux distributions as free according to their definition of freedom: blag, Dragora, dyne:bolic, gNewSense, GuixSD, Musix, Parabola, Trisquel and Uto Ututo. I tried most of them. I even bought computers pre-installed with Trisquel from ThinkPenguin and The Ministry of Freedom (minifree.org). I tested the 32- and the 64-bit Standard and Lite versions. Still, Trisquel is always "behind". The downloadible iso image is old and tons of updates are necessary and make the installation slow. Trisquel gets stuck in the boot process once in a while and does not give you the login screen. Trisquel is way behind concerning Ubuntu on which it is based. I am a big GNU Emacs fan and the GNU Emacs version included in Trisquel is old. Installing the newest 25.1 version of GNU Emacs on top of the dependencies of emacs24 offered by Trisquel does not work properly on my computer. I wish, the Free Software Foundation could convince the different GNU/Linux distributions listet as Free by their standard to form just two groups providing one debian and one arch based distro of high quality. I prefer Parabola GNU/Linux.
Version: 7.0 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-03-18 Votes: 0
A very good gnu/linux distro. The only weakness it has is sometimes the updates don't come quick enough
but all in all, it is a very secure distro. and there are ways to work around the crap such as icecat and abrowser
hint* hint* tor browser *hint hint*
For what I need, it does the job very well.
Version: 7.0 Rating: 7 Date: 2017-02-22 Votes: 0
The devs did a great job with the layout. Plain distro but a great FLOSS spin.
Version: 7.0 Rating: 10 Date: 2017-01-24 Votes: 6
Pro: Fast, safe, little RAM ... (with most Debian repository at hand)
Con: Many drivers/apps are not available, but since what those would be (and the purpose of this distro) no value is to be removed, or a -1 here would be used.
Note: Very few Distros are FSF compliant and approved as such. On the Debian side, this one shows to have all the advantages already seen on Slackware: Whatever is done, is done efficiently (comparatively) and safelly (as far as we can tell).
The version installed (to keep) is Trisquel-Mini. The test/restored PC is a i686/1GHz with 500Mb. Iddle it uses near no CPU being below 100MB.
Midori Browser shows to be what it advertises (Firefox become huge) but reacting to marketing intrusions by closing. This problem is not really it's fault and can be solved by not allowing scripting. It does speed browsing too. ((To note limited URLs access may be a blessing disguised by a small frustration: Some URLs are abusive in their demands.))
Conclusion: Trisquel (mini) shows to be both efficient and as complete as safety would allow. Also allowing comfortable usage.