What OS were you using when you switched to Trisquel?

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pragmatist

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Based on a comment by loldier here: https://trisquel.info/en/forum/who-working-trisquel-8-theme-asking-again#comment-93123

I thought it would be interesting to see what OS people used just before switching to Trisquel.

I've used various GNU/Linux distros on my machines as part of a dual boot with Windows for the last 14 years. After watching and reading a bunch of stuff by rms I found out about Trisquel and recently I made the final switch and now all of my computers have only Trisquel on them.

andermetalsh
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I think OpenBSD 5.4, I can't remember.

oysterboy

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I believe it was Linux Mint. Switching to Trisquel was easy as both distributions are Ubuntu-based.

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Back in 2010, when I switched to Trisquel, I was probably using gNewSense or BLAG. But not for long. I spent more years on Gentoo before that.

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Actually, before I switched to Trisquel, my laptop was in limbo sitting in a computer repair shop that ended up not doing anything to fix it (not surprisingly, they're no longer in business today). When I had access to our desktop computer, I used Mint or Windows 7, depending on the situation. But if you were to ask me what my primary computer at the time was, I would have said that it was my OpenPandora, and the OS I was using on that was either SuperZaxxon or Zaxxon (I'm not entirely sure about the timing when SuperZaxxon came out).

At some point, I decided to try an FSF-endorsed distro, and Trisquel was the one that looked most appealing. So I installed it on our desktop computers alongside Windows and Mint, and I started using it, but my Pandora was still pretty much my main computer. Some months later, I finally got my laptop back, and I promptly erased both Windows Vista and Mint (the systems I had on my laptop at the time) and replaced them with Trisquel 5.5.

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I was using Manjaro. I love the pacman manager more than apt-get but hate the maintenance of most pacman distributions.

I finally bit the bullet and switched to Trisquel. However after using it for some time now I've grown to love it. I don't have to spend too much time on maintenance and can really concentrate on using my computer rather than "using" my operating system.

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I used debian before.

So far no GNU/Linux virgins in this thread.

Megver83
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And GNU/Linux-Libre virgins I think doesn not exist! That´s not ok

loldier
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I was on Debian at the time.

I started with Ubuntu in 2007. It's been some variety of a Debian based distro ever since, mostly Ubuntu, later Mint, Debian and Puppy.

As for Trisquel, I had never heard of it before RMS wrote somewhere he was using Trisquel. I tried Trisquel for a while but had issues with multiple keyboard layouts and switched back to Debian for now. I'll try the next release of Trisquel when it's out. I wiped Windows off my computer because ran out of space and needed the partition for my stuff. I visited the other side of my dual boot setup so seldom that keeping MS-Win was a waste of my resources.

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When I came to Trisquel, I was a veteran user of several GNU/Linuces; I think the laptop I first liberated was running Vinux (an Ubuntu variant) or Ubuntu, itself. I was handed a Trisquel (Dagda I18N) flash drive at a Software Freedom Day event. On returning home from that event, I installed Dagda on a laptop and began using it. Until Belenos, Dagda was my favorite release; am patiently awaiting the arrival of Flidish.

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Mi first distro was xubuntu. I wanted to install ubuntu but my laptop was too old. Then I got a PC and I could install Ubuntu. Later I changed to trisquel because it was ubuntu based and I understanded the meaning of freedom. Before all this I was used to be a Winsucks user. I read your posts and I note that you´ve been years using windows or not fully free distros. I consider my self lucky because I´ve never past a year using a linux distro and I am about to become 14 years old! Trisquel is the definitive distro I´ll use, until the proyect dies

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Bravo!

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Xubuntu 14.04

All my personal machines (3 Lenovo laptops) now run Trisquel, and I'm in the process of freeing up the BIOS on an X200 :-)

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I was using BLAG, but then I saw Trisquel is much more up-to-date. Before BLAG I only used Ubuntu. I still have the BLAG spirit though :)

sudo apt-get install anarchism

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I'm using Ubuntu 14.04
Because the new LTS arrive and I was planning to make a fresh install, I decided to install Trisquel instead to get closer to a full free numeric life :-)

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Windows Millennium Edition

Alij
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none, i just discover the internet in 2011. And i love it!

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How did you find out of Trisquel then, did someone tell you about it or did you go into public library and click "I'm feeling lucky" on Google search?

Alij
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nahh i was very bored of xp and shites at that time and i decided to try gnu/linux out with oneiric ubuntu. then i realised that trisquel was better so i used as my main OS like for 2 years, then i switch back to ubuntu 12 and then back to trisquel. Now i want to try out Debian. or any ligthweight distros that i can found. Like puppy, xubuntu, librepuppy.

I like stallman but i dont have time for ICT.

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Debian XFCE is just like Trisquel+XFCE. What you need is Ratpoison!

Alij
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aye brah.

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Das ist Drumpf.

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I was using GnewSense (or something like that), which the gods at the FSF smiled upon, when it went belly up during the boot process. Repairing a problem with booting is far beyond my capabilities.

The only other distribution I had lying around on a CD was Trisquel, so I installed it. I've used it for two days and have no complaints.

But in reality all my substantive work is done on a Dell laptop under Windoze 8.1. I just play around with GNU/Linux.

Paul

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Windows XP, then Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.11 (but dual boot to Windows 7 to play Age of Empires II Conquerors Expansion).

I thought Mac was great until a couple of years ago, but then became more and more frustrated. Got a tip from a friend that RMS was having an open talk at the university. Never heard of him or FSF before. Went home and started to investigate GNU/Linux distros, preferably free ones.

I'm still switching to Trisquel. I've noticed difficulties to break free with only Macs for hardware, but the scent of freedom is still fresh.

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"to play Age of Empires II Conquerors Expansion). "

Check OpenAGE

https://github.com/SFTtech/openage

gnitponsil
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Thanks for the tip! Great!

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I switched to Trisquel 5 from Fedora. At that time I had never heard of Ubuntu and the first time I saw Ubuntu was on Trisquel's website. I ran Trisquel until a few months ago.

Currently I run Debian stable, because I don't like how Trisquel is managed. Ruben is so busy and not having enough time to invest on Trisquel.

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I had been using Windows since Windows 95 up until Windows 8 came out. Being that Microsoft was taking it down the road of a "Here's everything" to a "Here's a blank page, now search for what you want." and the fact that it was getting less and less my OS; I decided to take the leap and started looking into freer pastures which led me to Trisquel. So I was a Windows user up until 2013. I plated here and there with Ubuntu CE a bit beforehand.

Too Long Version: I was running Windows 7 before switching to Trisqel GNU/Linux 6.0 Cold Turkey.

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I started on Windows 95/98, used 2000 for a while, which was when I got interested in software freeom, and started trying to use GNU/Linux on the desktop. Here's some of the distros I've tried:
http://www.coactivate.org/projects/disintermedia/free-code-operating-system

When I switched to Trisquel in about 2011, I had been using mostly Ubuntu since about 2007, after doing some mucking around with Dyne:Bolic, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Mepis, and a few others. Despite the massive contribution Ubuntu have undeniably made to desktop GNU/Linux, I started to get disillusioned with things like the proprietary Ubuntu One server etc but the straw that broke the camel's back was the Amazon Lens debacle. I tried Debian, Antix, Bodhi, and some CentOS fork (aimed at servers with no default desktop). I also tried a bunch of distros from the FSF list, including Dyne 3.0, gNewSense, Musix, and BLAG, with disappointing results:
http://www.coactivate.org/projects/disintermedia/blog/2012/10/22/brick-seeks-free-software-foundation-endorsement/

Trisquel 6 was a breath of fresh air, and I've been using Trisquel 7 since a few months after it came out, and just started testing Trisquel-Mini on the mini-laptop. I finally got rid of my last Windows partition (unsupported XP)a couple of years ago, after realising I hadn't been using it anymore. I also use Mint sometimes, but after I get a USB wifi card from ThinkPenguin, I will only use the liveCD for streaming movies and other web stuff that needs things like Flash, and I only until I can find alternatives that work with Trisquel.

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we like smtube a lot, we also like smplayer (which will play every single yt video always - you just need to paste the link in it). Youtube-dl can download from a ton of websites and it's a very powerful tool.

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It might sound a bit weird but i was using Icaros Desktop, when i discovered Trisquel

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freebsd,

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Debian 7

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Freedora 20 or 21 forget..(Fedora + FSFLA kernel Libre)
http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/index.en.html