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DistroWatch.com: Trisquel GNU/Linux

Trisquel GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2016-12-01 00:45 UTC


Trisquel GNU/Linux is a 100% libre Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. Its main purpose is to provide an operating system for varied audience, including home and office users, educational institutions, multimedia workstations, etc. The project is managed by independent developers and is partially funded by donations.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 85 (155), 6 months: 74 (179), 3 months: 88 (150), 4 weeks: 97 (150), 1 week: 94 (148)

Average visitor rating: 8.33/10 from 3 review(s).


Trisquel Summary
Distribution Trisquel GNU/Linux
Home Page http://trisquel.info/
Mailing Lists http://listas.trisquel.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
User Forums http://trisquel.info/en/forum
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://trisquel.info/en/wiki
Screenshots http://trisquel.info/en/screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://trisquel.info/downloadLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://trisquel.info/en/project/issues
Related Websites Wikipedia (fr)
Reviews 7.x: DistroWatchDesktop Linux Reviews
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-11-30: Development Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 Alpha
 • 2014-11-04: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0
 • 2014-10-25: Development Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 RC
 • 2014-04-01: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1
 • 2013-03-11: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0
 • 2012-04-16: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 5.5
 • 2011-09-17: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 5.0
 • 2011-07-20: Development Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 5.0 Alpha
 • 2011-05-25: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.5.1
 • 2011-03-24: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.5
 • 2010-09-19: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.0
 • 2010-05-20: Development Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.0 Beta
 • More Trisquel releases...

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Feature 8.0-alpha 7.0 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5.1 4.0 3.5 3.0.1 2.2.2 2.1 2.0 1.5 1.0 Feature
Release Date 2016-11-30 2014-11-03 2013-03-11 2012-04-16 2011-09-17 2011-05-24 2010-09-18 2010-03-23 2009-12-17 2009-12-17 2008-12-18 2008-07-24 2007-10-25 2007-01-30 Release Date
End Of Life 2019-04 2019-04                         End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop MATE GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es ca, en, es, eu, fr, gl, hi, pt, zh_cn ca, en, es, eu, fr, gl, hi, pt, zh_cn ca, en, es, eu, gl ca, en, es, eu, gl ca, en, es, eu, gl en, es, gl en, es, gl Multilingual
Asian Language Support     -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 8.0-alpha 7.0 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5.1 4.0 3.5 3.0.1 2.2.2 2.1 2.0 1.5 1.0 Full Package List
Package 8.0-alpha 7.0 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5.1 4.0 3.5 3.0.1 2.2.2 2.1 2.0 1.5 1.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.2 -- -- -- -- -- 2.4.6 2.4.6 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.18 1.0.15 1.0.15 1.0.15 1.0.14a 1.0.13 alsa-lib (1.1.3)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.0-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.0-P3)
chromium (57.0.2987.110) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (57.0.2987.110)
cups (2.2.2) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.7 1.3.7 1.3.2 1.2.7 cups (2.2.2)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.4 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4 1.40.8 1.40.8 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (52.0.1) -- 33.0 19.0 11.0 6.0.2 3.6.17 3.6.9 3.5.8 3.0.15 3.0.15 3.0.4 3.0 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.1 firefox (52.0.1)
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 freetype (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.1.1 4.1.1 gcc (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) -- 2.8.10 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.4.0 2.2.13 gimp (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) 2.23 2.19 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6.1 2.3.6 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.0)
gnucash (2.6.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.15)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6.3 1.6.3 gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 -- -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.22.11) 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.4.2 3.2.0 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.12.9 2.12.9 2.12.9 2.10.13 2.8.20 gtk+ (3.22.11)
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.44.1 inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (2.0.3a) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.3a)
kmod (24) 22 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.22.0 2.22.0 2.22.0 2.18.3 2.16.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.1) 5.1.4 4.2.6 3.5.7 3.4.4 3.3.3 3.2.1 3.2.0 3.1.1 3.0.1 2.4.1 2.4.1 2.4.1 2.2.1 2.0.4 libreoffice (5.3.1)
linux (4.10.5) 4.4 3.13 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.24 2.6.24 2.6.24 2.6.22 2.6.18.6 linux (4.10.5)
Package 8.0-alpha 7.0 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5.1 4.0 3.5 3.0.1 2.2.2 2.1 2.0 1.5 1.0 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.2) 11.2.0 10.1.3 8.0.4 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.4 7.0.3rc2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.1 6.5.1 mesa (17.0.2)
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.17)
nautilus (3.24.0) -- 3.10.1 3.4.2 3.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.0 2.30.1 2.28.1 2.26.2 2.22.5.1 2.22.5.1 2.22.3 2.18.3 2.14.3 nautilus (3.24.0)
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u121) 8u111 -- -- -- -- -- -- 6b16 6b14 6b11 6b11 6b09 -- -- openjdk (8u121)
openssh (7.5p1) -- 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c openssl (1.1.0e)
perl (5.24.1) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.24.1)
php (7.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.3)
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.4)
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.4 Python (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) 5.5.1 4.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.1) -- 4.1.6 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.3.2 3.0.28a 3.0.28a 3.0.28a 3.0.26a 3.0.23d samba (4.6.1)
systemd (233) 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (45.8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.0.14 -- -- -- thunderbird (45.8.0)
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.0 1.4.1git 1.4.1git 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 1.1.1 xorg-server (1.19.3)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Trisquel

Average rating
8.3
from 3 review(s)



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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-01-24
Votes: 1


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.


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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.


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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.


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