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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: 87 (155), 6 months: 90 (137), 3 months: 86 (125), 4 weeks: 96 (111), 1 week: 88 (119)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 7 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)
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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 (1.1.4.1) 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) 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 (9.11.1-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (60.0.3112.78) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.78)
cups (2.2.4) 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 (2.2.4)
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 (54.0.1) -- 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 (54.0.1)
freetype (2.8) 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)
gcc (7.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.1.1 4.1.1 gcc (7.1.0)
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 (2.25) 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 (3.24.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
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+ (3.22.17) 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+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.44.1 inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.04.3)
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 (5.3.4) 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 (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 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 (4.12.3)
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 (10.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 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 (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- 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 (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (381.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u141) 8u111 -- -- -- -- -- -- 6b16 6b14 6b11 6b11 6b09 -- -- openjdk (8u141)
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 (1.1.0f) 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 (5.26.0) 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 (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) 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 (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.5.1 4.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) -- 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 (4.6.6)
systemd (234) 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.0.14 -- -- -- thunderbird (52.2.1)
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 (1.19.3) 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)

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Version: 7.0
Rating: 2
Date: 2017-07-02
Votes: 1


I also followed the recommendation of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and installed Trisquel 7.0 on 25 of my 32 computers.

I do not trust Trisquel anymore.

The problems I had years ago with it are still there and I know why.

This distro is maintained by a single guy called Ruben who works for the Free Software Foundation - but with some task not related to Trisquel. He himself stated that his life has changed - he moved to the U.S.A, he started working for the FSF, he got married. He tries to dedicate one day per week to Trisquel.

A single guy working one day per week on a distro is not enough. This is why I still encounter problems within Trisquel that I communicated years ago to their forum.

An alpha version of Trisquel 8.0 is out, not even a beta version. Trisquel 8.0 was announced for 2016.

The FSF lists BLAG, Dragora, Dynebolic, GNewSense, GuixSD, Musix, Parabola, Trisquel and Ututo as GNU/Linux distros they recommend. I tried some of these and I wish the FSF would focus their efforts on one ArchLinux based and one Debian/Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distro of high quality.


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-08
Votes: 1


I bought a LAN cable just to try this distro (my wireless drivers are closed source) and i love it. There are some flaws, like Grub comes with password protection for security and old software (it's based on ubuntu 14.04 so of course it's old, alpha is on 16.04 which is latest LTS for now)
If you care about free software and want to support it, this OS is great. If you prefer more up to date packages and know your way around Arch, go with Parabola.


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-05-06
Votes: 0


ATI Radeon sound via HDMI and hibernate doesn't work else I love it!


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