We start with a little history:
When we talk about 100% free software we usually immediately relate it to Richard Stallman, father of the GNU project and the philosophy of free software. As you will see, he also had a role in this distribution. Before the existence of free distributions Stallman was not sure what kind of distributions to recommend, since they all had some proprietary software, at that time he was using Debian. Until the existence of Ututo, few distributions considered to form only with free software...
Trisquel GNU / Linux started his way in the University of Vigo There in distant Spain, at that time based on Debian, it was officially presented at the Polytechnic Building of the Orense Campus in 2005, with the presence of Stallman as a guest, it gave an emotional speech to those then computer science students. Arose as the need to create a free OS and in Galician.
Trisquel is oriented to be a 100% free operating system easy to use for the home user, it is based on Ubuntu from edition 2.0; and despite this it has your own repositories and a package database (like Debian packages). Its logo is the Celtic symbol of the triskelion, although in truth this is three Debian spirals united in the center, a small tribute to the Debian project and their work. Currently the leader and main developer is Ruben Rodriguez.
Its default desktop is Gnome, although it also has a version with LXDE (Trisquel Mini) still in development. KDE, Xfce and the popular window managers are also installable via repositories, or a clean install from disks netinstall.
In turn, it has 4 different versions:
triskele: the main version, ideal for the common user; easy to use and install.
Trisquel Edu: which is intended to be used in educational centers, appears next to the LTS. Includes educational packages and a classroom management system.
Triskele Pro- Intended for business, accounting, management, graphic design, and office packages. Like the Edu version, it only appears in LTS.
Mini Trisquel: the light version of Trisquel. It has LXDE by default and other lightweight applications, designed for use on netbooks and computers with few resources.
Being based on Ubuntu inherits its ease of installation, packages, and stability. Makes use of free linux kernel, which does not have proprietary firmware binary blobs. Due to its philosophy, no proprietary software or drivers are used, and in its forum no proprietary hardware is supported nor are non-free applications recommended.
Like Debian, it also has a variant of the Firefox browser as it is not considered recommended: abrowser.
Despite having few developers, it has a growing community of users, and it is one of the few distributions that the FSF and the GNU project recommend use.
It has several support systems for the maintenance of the distribution, such as voluntary donations via Paypal, an affiliation system, and a gift shop with various articles related to Trisquel.
Goes by free
The experience with Trisquel is comparable to any distribution and is open to different possibilities depending on the type of use you give it. But if you have hardware not supported by free kernel I think it is not recommended for you. It also does not allow you to install proprietary applications, nor does it support them.
Although, if the daily use of the computer is an office equipment, to do tasks, a little design or programming; Trisquel can meet your needs perfectly.
For example, in my case I only use the computer to do a few jobs, write in Abiword, mail, play crawl on Roxterm, and listen to some music. I use Midori as my browser, its ad blocker and Gnash work well for my use of the network. I don't need to have the latest apps, or the newest, that's why I use the LTS version.
But each experience is different, and in my personal use it is just what I need. Maybe some feel "limited" or a little frustrated that you can't get certain devices to work on it.
Well guys, and with this concludes this brief review, I hope that if you did not know it this can help you clear your doubts. And if you already knew her, do not hesitate to give it a try, I assure you will not regret.
We read later, greetings to all.
Official Website: http://trisquel.info/es