> Project: Trisquel
> Trisquel 7.0 - Install/Live DVD (64-bit)
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Contents: 1 DVD
Bit Version: 64-bit
Media Type: Install, Live
Categories: Desktop, FSF Approved
OSDisc.com Project Rank: #43
Date Added to OSDisc.com: November 4, 2014
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Trisquel is a GNU/Linux distribution using a free version of the Linux kernel as distributed by the Linux-libre project. The main goals of the project are the production of a fully free as in speech system that must be easy to use, complete, and with good language support.
A better browser
Our web browser without a name (Abrowser, a Firefox derivative that does not recommend non-free software) now comes with shiny new features, like full html5 video support (webm, h264 and other formats) that allow to use sites like Youtube without a flash plugin. This version can also show pdf files without a plugin, and implement instant messaging web applications based on WebRTC.
Accessible by default
In the quest for an improved experience for disabled users that we started some releases ago we used to make an special version (the International live DVD) that came with the digital ramps turned on by default. In this release we took that idea one step further and now all the images are equally accessible for visually impaired users: if while booting the live cd you don't touch any key and let the 30 seconds countdown finish, the screen reader will be on when the desktop is launched.
This release is a Long Term Support one, meaning that bugfix and security updates will be published until 2017. Along with this we have decided to change our release schedule from this point on: we will no longer publish short term support versions every 6 months, but focus on giving the best possible support to the LTS release, providing backported improvements to core packages like the kernel, the browser and the xorg server among others. We will also make it easier for volunteers to provide newer versions of extra packages through an optional community-backports repository.
We will publish point releases every 6 months including all improvements done to the system in that time.