Simply a bunch of Linux related comments from a user who can't stop trying new distributions.
Libre.fm is a nice substitute for Pandora and other non-free music services.
Currently signed on and listening to track suggestions based on bands I like or songs I’ve loved on their website. Rhythmbox support seems flaky, or perhaps it’s the network I’m not sure. The web player runs smoothly and doesn’t require flash or gnash. I’m guessing it’s HTML5 but haven’t looked into it yet.
Either way it’s awesome and the GNU and FSF projects seen to like them.
Pros: independent artists
Cons: I’m pretty sure I won’t find artists signed to labels.
Having a good time removing Gnome Classic and related applications. Replacing them with XFCE counterparts. I understand why people enjoy Gnome Classic and Fallback but sooner or later everyone will have to move on to a environment that’s still being developed.
Trisquel 6 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) with all the nasty non-free software removed. Trisquel manages their own repositories to ensure a freedom friendly distribution.
Pros: no non-free software, codecs or applications. Comes with OggConvert to convert video and audio to open formats. ABrowser is based on Firefox.
Cons (also pros depending on your perspective): No Flash, Gnash isn’t really a replacement. HTML5 video makes this less of an issue moving forward. Gnome Classic. Will only be based on LTS in the future.
This is a great distribution for privacy advocates (no Amazon Lens here).
This is a terrible distribution for gamers and many laptops that rely on Intel wifi or non-free graphics cards.
Trisquel is upfront with it’s goals and why it will never support non-free software. It’s by far the easiest of the FSF supported distributions to use and great for Ubuntu, Linux Mint users who want to move towards total freedom in their computing.