Trisquel 10.0 Nabia arrives with Linux 5.4, says goodbye to 32-bit architecture and more

Few days ago the launch of the new version of that of a completely “free” Linux distribution, «Trisquel 10.0 Nabia» which is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS base package and is targeted for use by small businesses, educational institutions, and home users.

For those who are unaware of Trisquel, they should know that this distribution has the personal endorsement of Richard Stallman, officially recognized as completely free software by the Free Software Foundation and placed on the foundation's list of recommended distributions.

The distribution is notable for excluding all non-free components from the distribution, such as binary drivers, firmware, and graphics that are distributed under a non-free license or use trademarks.

Despite the complete rejection of proprietary components, Trisquel is compatible with Java (OpenJDK), supports most audio and video formats, including work with protected DVDs, while using only completely free implementations of these technologies. The desktops offered are MATE (default), LXDE, and KDE.

Trisquel 10.0, codename “Nabia” is finally here! This version will have security updates until April 2025. In addition, an update to the “Etiona” version (v9.0.2) is also released today,
which provides updates and fixes to the installation ISO images.

This news is the culmination of months of work to fix, clean and review hundreds of packages and tickets with close feedback from the community at large. This work was prompted by a
revision of the development infrastructure for a more maintainable, more robust and more volunteer-friendly distribution.

Main novelties of Trisquel 10.0 Nabia

In this new version that is presented of the distribution the base migration has been carried out of the system and of the packages of the base from Ubuntu 18.04 to the current Ubuntu 20.04 LTS branch.

With this new change is introduced together with version 5.4 of the Linux Kernel completely free, better known as "Free Linux", in which proprietary firmware and drivers containing non-free components were removed. Packages with kernels 5.8 and 5.13 are available as options.

Another of the changes that stands out from Trisquel 10.0 Nabia is that stopped build training for i686 architecturebut i'm done with it now added builds for ARM architecture (armhf), in addition to that for the future, it is mentioned that it is planned to implement support for ARM64 and PowerPC architectures.

On the part of the packages, we can find that the desktop MATE has been updated to version 1.24, along with optional user environment updates LXDE 0.99.2 and KDE 5.18 that are available for installation.

In addition to this, it is mentioned in the announcement the inclusion of updated software versions of Firefox 96.0 (renamed Abrowser), Icedove (Thunderbird) 91.5.0, LibreOffice 7.1.7, VLC 3.0.9.2, Xorg 7.7, GLibc 2.31.

Finally another one of the changes which was announced in this new version That has nothing to do with distribution.but that is still important is that the main website of the distribution will have a redesign, so it will soon undergo a deep update.

In addition to the fact that it is also planned to direct the project towards the trisquel.org domain, which the developers argue is:

“It will be the perfect opportunity to migrate our bug tracker to our GitLab instance, where all development will continue.

Speaking of development, work on Trisquel 11 will begin immediately, so we invite the community to jumpstart the project with codename suggestions, as is tradition. Join the forum / mailing lists to participate.»

If you are interested in knowing more about it of this new release of the distribution, you can consult the details in the following link.

Get Trisquel 10.0 Nabia

For those interested in being able to test this new version, you should know that the installation images are available for download and have a weight of 2.7 GB and 1.2 GB in size (x86_64, armhf).

The release of updates for the distribution will take place until April 2025. You can obtain the installation images from this link.


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