[IAEP] Introducing myself and Trisquel+Sugar

Rubén Rodríguez Pérez ruben at gnu.org
Thu Sep 24 12:42:05 EDT 2009

Hello everyone,

I'm Rubén Rodríguez, from Spain. I'm the main developer of Trisquel
GNU/Linux, a fully free distro endorsed by the FSF. We are working on a
Sugar powered live/installable system using Trisquel, which was briefly
introduced during the FSF Software Freedom Day event. Many thanks to
Aleksey Lim and all the other folks who are helping us with this.

Our system is similar to SoaS, but not just intended for usb drives. It
can be used in that way (even with persistent user data) but it can also
be installed in a PC or be loaded via LTSP using diskless PC's or thin
clients. We do not want to replace existing projects, but to provide a
fully libre Sugar environment while improving our educational software.

We are building this system on top of Trisquel Edu 2.2, which is our
educational operating system based on Ubuntu LTS. It will be our
recommended platform for big deployments, either using LTSP servers or
standalone installations, as it is very stable and supported. As for the
live usb soas-like functionality, we will develop a version using the
latest Trisquel 3.0 core, which is based on the latest Ubuntu release.
This way we would have even better hardware support and newer libraries.

If you want to give our beta a try, you can find it at:
As it is still a work in progress, it must be tested in a computer wired
to a router serving dhcp, or it will fail to load the user session.
We will release a new beta based on Trisquel 3.0 in a few days.

We hope you find our project interesting, as we are really looking
forward to get involved in your wonderful community.


PS: More info about Trisquel can be found at http://trisquel.info/en/

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