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DistroWatch.com: Trisquel GNU/Linux

Trisquel GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 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: 83 (151), 6 months: 88 (124), 3 months: 86 (121), 4 weeks: 74 (139), 1 week: 88 (115)

Average visitor rating: 7.5/10 from 12 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/download
Bug Tracker http://trisquel.info/en/project/issues
Related Websites Wikipedia (fr)
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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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1521-1521                           Image Size (MB)
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
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
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
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV SysV Init Software
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 (1.1.4.1) 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 (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 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 (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (62.0.3202.62) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (62.0.3202.62)
cups (2.2.5) 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 (2.2.5)
dhcp (4.3.6) 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 (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 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 (1.43.7)
firefox (56.0.1) -- 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 (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) 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 (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.1.1 4.1.1 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- 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 (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 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 (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.1)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6.3 1.6.3 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 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 (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.24) 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+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.44.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.2)
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 (5.4.2) 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 (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.8) 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 (4.13.8)
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 (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.2) 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 (17.2.2)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- 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 (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) 8u111 -- -- -- -- -- -- 6b16 6b14 6b11 6b11 6b09 -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.6p1) -- 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 (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 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 (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 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 (5.26.1)
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.1)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 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 (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) 5.5.1 4.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) -- 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 (4.7.0)
systemd (235) 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.0.14 -- -- -- thunderbird (52.4.0)
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 (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 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 (1.19.5)

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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-28
Votes: 0


Trisquel GNU/Linux x64 running on:
Macbook, Model Number A1181
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500 GB (EMT02B6Q)
No sound driver is found but for high quality sound, use a Schiit Fulla USB Dongle DAC/Amp (the newer headphone amp/dacs should also work.) http://www.schiit.com/products/wyrd

The Macbook has an Intel 945GM Graphics Driver, 1.2GiB Memory, Intel Core 2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00 GHz x2

The way to install Trisquel on the Macbook is to use a PC running linux and create a usb thumb drive ISO with GNOME Disks containing the Trisquel ISO, then boot to the thumb drive and use an HDD Doc with the SSD drive and install Trisquel on that. Then put the SSD drive into the Macbook. Use a regular mouse.


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-28
Votes: 0


Very solid and stable distro. Trisquels GNOME 2 DE is very nice and lightweight, it provides an easy to use experience with minimal fuss, probably ideal for those who want a DE that just works. Installation is easy and very much like Ubuntu.

When performing "Software Updater" in "System Settings" it will ask you if you want to install GRUB update, choose the default GRUB thats already installed and do not use the package maintainers version as it may cause system breakage (a GRUB menu update is not really urgent).

Trisquel has a very friendly and supportive community and much help on the Wiki.

If you care about freedom and/or want a stable Linux OS then use Trisquel.


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 2
Date: 2017-09-27
Votes: 0


I tried an installation on 24th September 2017. The first time I wondered, that one computer did not recognize the live_usb at multiboot (f12) section. one other machine started the live-usb. Second wonder: I downloaded gnome-desktop (several times) and it always looked up an lxde (or something) desktop. The final show down: After and endless time the installation came to an halt and broke totally not able to install grub2, The FSF(E) should not give hint to such a fail. Sorry!


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