Apr 222012
 

More or less a week ago has been released the Version 5.5 of this interesting distribution, for the uninitiated, the principle upon which Trisquel is born is to use 100% free software.
Trisquel 5.5 (codename: Brigantia) is based on Ubuntu 11.10, while the next release will use Ubuntu 12.04.

In Trisquel every software is checked in every component and is discarded (or modified) if don’t use a 100% compatible license, for example the kernel used in this distribution is the one released by the Linux-libre project.
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Nov 242011
 

by
Frank Harris-Smith

Linux and Windows. It’s like comparing Apples and Oranges. Software can be compared, but how do you do so fairly and honestly? And what sort of presumptions should I make concerning where the reader of this article stands? I presume you are among the “rare” Linux users.

Not easy at all. Let’s start of with where I come from. I use Linux because I really prefer the stability and security of the platform. My system’s performance is better.. Hands down Linux is much better than any flavor of Windows in those three categories. But then there’s the software issue.

I’m going to compare software simply on a “Does it do the job?” and is there a Linux equivalent, or how close to equivalent they are.
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