Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos

Version 7 of the Trisquel GNU/Linux distribution, codenamed Belenos after a Celtic sun god, has been released. Belenos is a Long Term Support release that will be maintained until 2019. Relevant new packages and features include:

  • Kernel Linux-libre 3.13 with lowlatency and bfq scheduling by default.
  • Custom desktop based on GNOME 3.12 fallback.
  • Abrowser 33 (a free Firefox derivative) as default browser.
    • GNU IceCat 31 available as single-click optional install from Abrowser's homepage. Complete with many extra privacy features.
  • Electrum Bitcoin Wallet preinstalled.
  • Moved to DVD format, now with 50+ languages and extra applications.
  • Improved accessibility by default.

Trisquel on a Sugar TOAST

Editions published today include the GNOME based standard edition, the LXDE mini edition, and the now officially supported Trisquel on a Sugar TOAST edition, designed for kids 0 to 12. It features the Sugar Learning environment and a preselection of educational activities.

New Website

The improvements don't stop at the software. We are also unveiling a new website theme, cleaner and more modern, to match the streamlined style of the release. This is just the first change in a series of improvements that will focus on giving the users a better community experience.

New development process

We are also making big changes to the development process, to make it easier for the community to contribute. The new code management website allows users to clone the code, hack and request their changes to be reviewed and merged. This is connected to a whole new continuous integration build system that will keep the distro up to date with less manual intervention.

Help sustain this effort

Trisquel is a non-profit community project. You can help keep this project going by becoming a member, donating or buying in our store!