Trisquel Turns Twenty

Thu, 7 Mar 2024

In the Spring of 2004, a new GNU/Linux distro emerged: Trisquel. This distro was built entirely on free software, making it a beacon of freedom. As Trisquel celebrates its 20th anniversary, it's a perfect time to reflect on what I like about this distro.

It's hard to believe it's been 14 years since I started using Trisquel. Back then, I'd been using gNewSense, but some folks convinced me to try Trisquel, and I've never looked back - it's still my go-to distro. Since Trisquel is turning twenty, I wanted to list some things I like about it. I don't cite practical issues when discussing free software, but here are some.

For me, first and foremost, Trisquel's commitment to free software is its most important quality. Trisquel empowers me to take control of my computing by only including and recommending free software. No more being subjugated with proprietary software. With Trisquel, I am in charge.

But Trisquel is more than just about freedom. It's also a breeze to set up and navigate, even for new people. The easier it can be for people to escape the jail that is proprietary software, the more people will be able to make the jump.

Trisquel is also known for its user-friendly interface and wide range of applications, making it a great choice for both new and experienced users. Over the last 14 years, Trisquel has been able to meet my needs using nothing but free software.

But Trisquel's charm goes beyond its user-friendliness. It's also incredibly reliable. Over the years, it's never let me down. It's surprisingly swift and efficient, even on my older machines.

Last but not least is the community. Trisquel is a distro that is built by and for the people. The Trisquel community is a vibrant and welcoming space where users can connect, share knowledge, and help each other out. It's a community passionate about free software and creating a better world for everyone.

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, Trisquel remains a shining example of what can be achieved when people collaborate and create something truly special. If you're searching for an exceptional distro, give Trisquel a try-you might just discover your new best friend.