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Trisquel 4.0 LTS Review

Oct 06, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jm Lynch)

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"There are Linux distros that contain some free software and there are Linux distros that contain only free software. Trisquel is one of the latter distros; you will find only free software included with it. If you want proprietary software, you'll definitely have to look elsewhere. Trisquel is perfect for Linux purists who only want truly free software on their computers. If you aren't sure what the term "free software" means, here's a good definition from the Trisquel FAQ:

"Free software, unlike propietary, is known to respect its users essential rights, to ensure they can:

* run the program, for any purpose
* study how the program works, and adapt it to their needs (Access to the source code is a precondition for this).
* redistribute copies so they can help anyone
* improve the program, and release their improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits. Once again, access to the source code is a precondition for this

"Here's some background from Wikipedia about Trisquel Linux including an explanation of where its name comes from:"

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