Trisquel 11 LTS Released (100% Free, Open Source Linux Distro)

Like your Linux as “libre” as possible?

If so, you’ll be pleased to hear a new version of Free Software Foundation (FSF) endorsed Trisquel is available to download.

Trisquel 11 “Aramo” is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and, importantly, strips out anything that’s not 100% free, open-source software or FSF approved, be it firmware, drivers or apps. It’s a long-term support releases that gets updates and security fixes for 2 years.

Trivia: Trisquel 11 was released live on stage during a presentation at the LibrePlanet 2023 conference — how cool is that?

Powering Trisquel is Linux libre kernel 5.15 (5.19 based kernel expected in future update), and the MATE 1.26 desktop environment is provided by default (flavors with other desktops are available including the wonderfully named Triskel – I’ll let you guess which DE it uses).

Image: Phoronix

You won’t find Ubuntu’s contentious Snap technology anywhere, though Firefox doesn’t quite make the cut anyway, with Trisquel devs opting for a de-branded (but mercifully Deb-based) Abrowser (a browser is better than no browser, right? Bad joke, sorry).

Also included is the Icedove email client (a Thunderbird fork), LibreOffice 7.3.7, and a swathe of other software.

Notably, Trisquel 11 intros support for 64-bit ARM and PowerPC systems.

You can download Trisquel 11.0 LTS from the official Trisquel website. If you run Trisquel 10 you can upgrade to Trisquel 11 by first installing all pending updates, then running sudo do-release-upgrade from the command line.

via Phoronix

Yes, yes: what I refer to as Linux is technically GNU/Linux ????

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