The development team behind Trisquel GNU/Linux, a 100% libre distribution based on the Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of the first Alpha images for the upcoming Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 release.
Dubbed Flidas, Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 is powered by a Linux-Libre 4.4 based kernel and built around the lightweight MATE 1.12.1 desktop environment. The inclusion of MATE, which is a fork of the old GNOME 2 desktop, should enchant many of the old-school Trisquel users, and it looks like the team also did some polishing job to both the control center and file manager components.
Being an Alpha version and all that, the first development ISO images of Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 “Flidas” do not yet contain a predefined software collection, nor a Live or text mode (CLI) installer. All these, along with the design of the new artwork and various other needed improvements should be implemented in the next development releases, which, most probably, will be announced next year.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht