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.
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:
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.
Linux Software Included in Trisquel 6.0 LTS
Here’s a sample of the linux software included in this release.
gThumb Image Viewer
Evolution Mail and Calendar
Liferea Feed Reader
Remmina Remote Desktop Client
Brasero Disc Burner
Pitivi Video Editor
Rhythmbox Music Player
Linux Software Management Tools in Trisquel 6.0 LTS
The Add/Remove applications tool is found on the Trisquel menu. It’s broken down into the usual application categories, and you can search for applications. You can also see how popular an application is based on its star rating.
To update your system, just go to System Settings and scroll down to the System menu, then click on Update Manager.
Problems & Headaches Found in Trisquel 6.0 LTS
Trisquel 6.0 LTS installed and ran very well for me. I didn’t see any noticeable problems or issues while running it. It seemed to be quite speedy and stable during my use.
If you’ve run into any problems or issues, please share them in the comments below. It’s always helpful for readers to know about possible headaches before doing their own install.
Where To Get Help for Trisquel 6.0 LTS
If you’re having problems, please post your questions in the comments below or register for the DLR forum. Other readers might be able to assist you. You might also want to check out the Trisquel 6.0 LTS documentation or discusson forum.
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Final Thoughts About Trisquel 6.0 LTS
As with the last release, I’m very pleased with Trisquel 6.0 LTS. It’s a fantastic distro for anyone who believes in truly free software, and it’s still a fine choice even if you aren’t a free software purist but just want a great distro to use on your computer.
Trisquel 6.0 LTS is well suited for beginner, intermediate or advanced Linux users.
What’s your take on Trisquel 6.0 LTS? Tell me in the comments below.