Trisquel 6.0 LTS

There’s also a list of LibreOffice 3.5 features and fixes.

Suffice to say that this release of Trisquel contains some good stuff that makes upgrading to it worthwhile.

System Requirements for Trisquel 6.0 LTS

Once again, I was not able to find a list of Trisquel hardware requirements. The same thing happened when I went to write the last review for version 5.5. I urge the Trisquel developers to include a list on the downloads page or in the documentation. Perhaps it’s somewhere on the Trisquel site and I missed it? If so, please post the requirements in the comments below.

Since Trisquel 6.0 LTS is based on Ubuntu Precise, you might want to use that as a baseline for hardware requirements for this release.

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Login

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Login

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Download

You can download Trisquel 6.0 LTS from this page. The file I downloaded weighed in at 728.9 MB. You can download Trisquel 6.0 LTS in 32-bit or 64-bit versions.

Note that you also have the option of downloading a version called “Trisquel Mini” that uses the LXDE desktop instead of GNOME. The mini version weighs in at a reasonably petite 500 MB.

There’s also a NetInstall version, and a Sources DVD, as well as a version with extra translations called “Trisquel i18n.”

If you’re a distrohopper then you might want to try it in a virtual machine via VirtualBoxVMWare, or Parallels before running it on real hardware. And if you’re totally new to Linux, then you might want to check out some of the books about linux available on amazon.

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Installation

The Trisquel install is fast and easy, it uses the same installer as Ubuntu.

Trisquel 6.0 LTS is a live distro, so you have the option of booting into it and using it without having to do an install onto your computer. If this is your first time checking out Trisquel, the live desktop is a good way to get a peek at it.

You can peruse a slideshow while your Trisquel install is completed.

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Erase Disk

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Erase Disk

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Download Updates

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Download Updates

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Disk Selection

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Disk Selection

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Slideshow

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Install Slideshow

The Trisquel 6.0 LTS Desktop

The Trisquel 6.0 LTS desktop is well organized, and relatively uncluttered. You’ll find four icons on the desktop:

Computer
Home
Network Servers
Trash

At the bottom you’ll find a panel with icons for the Trisquel menu, home folder, and web browser. Over to the right you’ll find icons for instant messaging, networking, volume, date, and to show/hide windows.

The Trisquel 6.0 LTS menu is old school, but that’s okay because so am I. You’ll find the usual application categories, software and system settings, places, lock screen, log out and shut down icons. It’s very simple and easy to use, even if you’ve never touched Trisquel before.

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Desktop

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Desktop

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Menu

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Menu

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Nautilus

Trisquel 6.0 LTS Nautilus

Linux Software Included in Trisquel 6.0 LTS

Here’s a sample of the linux software included in this release.

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Comments

  1. Anthony says

    I was initially a fan, but now not so much. I wanted to lock the screen & leave the machine running as I left it, but there was no lock screen I could find. The Synaptic package manager wasn’t able to find anything to accomplish a simple screen lock either, without shutting down other services I wanted to remain open.

    That is a fairly minor complaint, but I also noticed there weren’t any updates available since shortly after 6.0 was released last year, despite what this article seems to show.

  2. Stone Forest says

    My experience of Trisquel is the opposite.

    My installation of Trisquel Mini 6.0 to an EeePC 701 lasted less than 24 hours.

    Why?

    lxdm-binary was hammering the cpu & hogging resources, so nothing else could run properly, yet it could not be removed & replaced because of broken dependencies with the alernatives.

    cpufreqd would run only at 100%, regardless of configuration.

    The desktop was automatically covered with folders, regardless of configuration.

    Too many useful & genuinely FLOSS applications are not available in the Trisquel repository: just how ‘free’ does FLOSS have to be before the Trisquel dictator accepts it?

    Trisquel Mini is NOT light, it still uses a PAE kernel.

    AFAIC, it’s a bug-ridden pile of garbage.

    Failed: it doesn’t ‘just work'; & I take a ruthless approach to operating systems.

    I’ll stick with MadBox 12.04, which is perhaps the ONLY genuinely light Ubuntu-based derivative available, & use the free repository.

  3. Shatty says

    I downloaded an application called xampp and saved it in my trisquel desktop. i tried to install it through the commands and it says that no file in the directory. please help me, but all in all am in love with this operating system…….

  4. mo98 says

    6 months ago I started using Trisquel 6.0 live desktop on an ACER notebook. I have never installed it because there remains an issue with the partition manager crashing on my existing partitioning setup I do not wish to change. I also do not wish to connect it to the internet. When examining it with aptitude -s, it appears that the GCC compiler 4.6 is not entirely missing, but running gcc only works with my Ubuntu 12.04 session in a previously installed ext4 partition in /dev/sda1. Which binaries, in addition to build-essential, would I need to unpack where in the live file tree, so I can get started in evaluating the previously downloaded DVD of sources while running Trisquel 6.0 live?

  5. Achilles says

    I solved the issue with the VMware Tools. Just install the headers with sudo apt-get linux-headers-$(uname -r) and it the vmware tools should installed just find. Usually in Ubuntu I don’t have to do this manually. I though the headers were included in the build-essential package. Learned something new today xD

  6. achilles says

    It is actually a really good OS. Clean and uses very little memory compared with Ubuntu specially after you remove all unnecessary startup applications. It is using 120MB in my VM. The only issue I am having is installing the VMware Guest Tools. The installer cannot find the kernel headers, I guess it is because Trisquel uses a modified version of the Linux Kernel, but I am not sure. Any ideas?

  7. stephenbuenafe says

    I am almost completely satisfied with Trisquel. It seems to be the best operating system I have ever used. I have one gripe and I’m certain that it will be fixed with time; I’m running the desktop version on an Acer Aspire One AOD-257 netbook and the wifi doesn’t seem to be present. All other software works beautifully and I have nothing but solid gold recommendations for it. For now, I am dual booting ubuntu for the wifi, but as soon as the wifi card driver issues are solved I will re-partion. On the website it suggest to buy a usb with that is free software compatible.,

  8. John from Ireland says

    I’m not a user, but I have tried it. I can say that this is a great distro which should please a lot of people. I think it’s very well put together. I also checked their forum and support and it appears to have a dedicated community of people behind it.

    • John from Ireland says

      Oh, I should also include that, contrary to another person’s comment, I encountered no problem at all using Guayadeque music player, and I use an external USB audio interface in a sound recording control room.

    • says

      I am not sure why somebody would give it a lower score or something like that in a review, just because it focuses on truly free software.

      One of the nice things about Linux is that there really is a distro for everybody, so Trisquel and the like provide a great option for those who want such distros. I’m very glad that it’s available for people to use.

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