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Trisquel GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2018-04-18 03:20 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: 71 (151), 6 months: 62 (171), 3 months: 92 (115), 4 weeks: 92 (116), 1 week: 81 (121)

Average visitor rating: 7.89/10 from 27 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
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Documentation http://trisquel.info/en/wiki
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Bug Tracker http://trisquel.info/en/project/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-04-18: Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0
 • 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
 • More Trisquel releases...

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Feature 8.0 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 2018-04-18 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) 30-2500                           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 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 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 (1.1.6) 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 (1.1.6)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.18) 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 (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.2)
chromium (68.0.3440.106) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (68.0.3440.106)
cups (2.2.8) 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 (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 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 (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 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 (1.44.4)
firefox (61.0.2) 59.0.2 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 (61.0.2)
freetype (2.9.1) 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 (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.1.1 4.1.1 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.16 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 (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 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 (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.28.3)
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.2)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6.3 1.6.3 gnumeric (1.12.43)
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+ (3.22.30) 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+ (3.22.30)
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.34)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.44.1 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.08.0)
kmod (25) 22 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.1)
libreoffice (6.1.0) 5.1.6rc2 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 (6.1.0)
linux (4.18.3) 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 (4.18.3)
Package 8.0 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
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.9)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.1.6) 17.2.8 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 (18.1.6)
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.28.1) -- 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 (3.28.1)
NVIDIA (396.51) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (396.51)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6b16 6b14 6b11 6b11 6b09 -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.7p1) 7.2p2 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 (7.7p1)
openssl (1.1.0i) 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 (1.1.0i)
perl (5.28.0) 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 (5.28.0)
php (7.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.9)
plasma-desktop (5.13.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.13.4)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.12 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 (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.1) 5.5.1 4.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.11.1)
samba (4.8.4) 4.3.11 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 (4.8.4)
systemd (239) 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.0.14 -- -- -- thunderbird (60.0)
vim (8.1) 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 (8.1)
vlc (3.0.3) 2.2.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.3)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.1) 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 (1.20.1)

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Version: 8.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-13
Votes: 9


I'm using Trisquel Mini in an old notebook. I'm surprised how good and fast it works even if the notebook is old. The wi-fi works also.

I'm very happy with this distribution. I think it's very nice and besides is free software.





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Version: 8.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-08-08
Votes: 0


They've done a fine job with theming the GNOME DE.

Ideal for fully FLOSS adherents.

The lack of wireless drivers will hinder widespread adoption - especially on laptops.

~ Torin


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Version: 8.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-28
Votes: 11


I thoroughly enjoy this distro. Yes, it's true that by being "libre", it may require you to make some minor adjustments (I connect to wi-fi by tethering my phone with my laptop, for example), but any enterprising GNU/Linux fan can easily install whatever programs or drivers they need, being a downstream of the fantastic Debian, via Ubuntu, anything that their heart desires. I also feel a greater sense of privacy and freedom using this operating system. This is probably the best "libre" distro, and I'd even go so far as to say it's one of the top 25 distros available, period. Full of useful software, Trisquel isn't just for the FOSS crowd, and not only do I have it installed on metal, but I also carry a copy, with persistence, on my keychain, to use whenever I'm away from my own computer. Highly recommended.


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