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This is a learning resource regarding Trisquel. Feel welcome and bold to focus on the section that you find most motivating to work on. Expansions can be made in many different topics while investigating/analyzing and gathering information about Trisquel through experimentation to learn more or by finding a teacher or a collaborator to learn together.

If you are visiting from a Trisquel community[edit | edit source]

Note that the Trisquel project and similar communities might not be able to recommend this project and learning resource. Usually projects like Trisquel cannot recommend software that is "non free" or instructions which recommend installing "non free software". In this resource non-free software might be listed in order to help users as much as possible to be able to install Trisquel when there is no free software available but also to give users alternative methods to use Trisquel even when free software already exist to increase number of options when it is deemed relevant or for research purposes. This may make this information "incompatible" with community guidelines of Trisquel social communities and free software movement communities. Though nothing should stop participants from creating learning resources and other projects which adhere to the philosophies of the free software movement (Q1076638). ie. resources could be made where no non-free software is mentioned and neither recommended. This is probably good for research purposes where being free to research with as few restrictions as possible is good for research.

It is important when contributing here, if a participant is from such a community that a neutral point of view (Q2218846) is employed as much as possible. That this is not a project belonging to Trisquel community members but that this is a project made by many and some of which have experiences with developing/using Triquel. It is very important that thoughts are not restricted and/or that self-censorship (Q862207) is avoided due to its ability to restrict thought and in the end could make this resource worse than it could potentially be.

With all that, feel free to edit this resource! Welcome!

What is Trisquel[edit | edit source]

Trisquel GNU/Linux is a distribution of the GNU operating system, with the Linux-libre kernel.

Trisquel aims to be free(free software (Q341)) in the sense of "free as in freedom" which is about the freedom the users have in relation to the software they use, that the software should comply with the "four freedoms". The distinction is often made between gratis (Q1543615) and liberty (Q2979).

How can we improve this learning resource[edit | edit source]

Topics that can be investigated:

  • Which target audiences the distribution is meant for.
  • The level of difficulty or ease it is for users to find a program that they would like to use
  • Improving upon documentation that will help other students to learn more about this distribution
  • Using Trisquel in Qubes OS - May need some research effort

Trisquel community supports freedom, accessibility, and education. Trisquel users may, with any part of Trisquel, or even all of it:

   Audit / Study / Modify
   Copy / Distribute
   Distribute modified versions

These freedoms are prerequisites for users' liberty, privacy, and market freedom.

Accessibility features are an important part of Trisquel's standard edition. Trisquel manuals are screen-reader friendly; Trisquel also offer a series of helpful audio guides.

The Trisquel operating system is available gratis (free of charge). If you have questions, please ask Trisquel helpful Community.

Editions[edit | edit source]

Each edition is available for 32 and 64-bit x86 architectures (compatible with Intel and AMD).

Trisquel[edit | edit source]

This is assumed to be the "original flavor" of Trisquel. If you want the "official version" of Trisquel this is it.

  • Intended for home and office
  • Ready for productivity, entertainment, networking, and more
  • Runs a customised version of the GNOME Flashback desktop environment

Installing Trisquel[edit | edit source]

This section will be developed regarding installing the "official flavor" of Trisquel.

Mini Trisquel[edit | edit source]

  • Intended for netbooks, older computers and a lightweight user experience
  • Runs a customised version of the LXDE desktop environment

Trisquel NetInstall[edit | edit source]

  • More appropriate for servers or minimal systems
  • A small download, text mode installer or with the command line interface and requiring an Internet connection to set up.

Trisquel Sugar TOAST[edit | edit source]

  • Intended for children and teachers
  • Sugar desktop interface integrates collaboration, reflection and discovery.

Go to Trisquel download page

Go to Trisquel installation page