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Trisquel – Linux distribution based on Ubuntu

Trisquel Linux is a 100% free operating system without any proprietary software whatsoever. No binary-only firmware for wireless cards or proprietary drivers for AMD/ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards are included.

The distribution comes with a complete selection of programs that can be easily extended using a graphical installer. There are several editions available, including the “mini” edition for netbooks and old computers and the network based installer for custom and server installations. It’s derived from Ubuntu.

Trisquel comes ready for home and office use, and new programs are easy to find and install.


Working state:Active
Desktop:KDE Plasma, LXDE, MATE, Sugar
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:arm64, armhf, i686, ppc64el, x86_64
Developer:The Trisquel Project
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Torin Doyle
Torin Doyle
1 month ago

The word “Trisquel” is Galician for “triple spiral”, which is a Celtic symbol.

I love the look of the distro.