The release of the new version of the completely free Linux distribution "Trisquel 11.0" codenamed "Aramo», version that comes based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and focused on use in small businesses, educational institutions and home users.
triskele 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.
For those who are unaware of the distribution, they should know that is notable for the exclusion from the distribution of all non-free components, such as binary drivers, firmware and graphic elements distributed under a non-free license or using 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 available desktops are MATE (default), LXDE, and KDE.
Main novelties of Trisquel 11.0 “Aramo”
This new version that is presented of Trisquel 11.0 «Aramo» stands out for include support for 64-bit ARM and POWER architectures to expand the hardware compatibility options (it is worth mentioning that in the previous version Trisquel 10 included the addition of 32-bit ARM compatibility). It is mentioned that during Aramo's lifetime, work will continue on improving installation support for ARM and POWERPC, whose base rootfs are available in the cdimag.
Another of the changes that stands out in the new version is the work done to restore the di/Netinstall installer (also called "debian-installer"), which is a text-based installer for Trisquel, allowing advanced and custom installations, often used for servers. Because the work had to be done after Ubuntu dropped support for this installation method, so work had to be done to add the removed pieces and make it work again, often from Debian sources.
In addition to this and as already mentioned at the beginning Trisquel 11.0 "Aramo" Arrives based on the Ubuntu 22.04 branch and the version 5.15 of the Kernel which was upgraded to a completely free version of the Linux kernel: Linux Libre, in which proprietary firmware and drivers containing non-free components were removed.
We can also find in this new version that the desktop MATE has been updated to version 1.26, as well as the optional user environments LXDE 0.10.1 and KDE Plasma 5.24 are available for installation.
On the part of the system package, the versions of Abrowser (renamed Firefox) 110, Icedove (Thunderbird) 102.8, LibreOffice 7.3.7, VLC 3.0.16.
With regards to support for AMD/ATI graphics cards highlights support enhancements for these cards without requiring non-free firmware blobs. The result is a default configuration that should make most of these cards work at a basic level, without 2D/3D acceleration.
Finally, it is mentioned that it is still pending to launch soon is the redesign of the main website and the improvement of l10n support and the transition to the trisquel.org domain.
With the continued support of our community and partners, we will continue to provide one of the best operating systems for free and tackle the big technical challenges ahead. Trisquel is a non-profit project, you can help maintain it by becoming a member, donating or buying in our store.
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, 2,2 GB and 1,2 GB in size (x86_64, armhf, arm64, ppc64el).
The release of updates for the distribution will take place until April 2027. You can obtain the installation images from this link.