Video instructions on how to install updates on Trisquel - A libre GNU/Linux distro. We covered software upgrade here (not dist-upgrade).

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Such an upgrade will update all the software installed on Trisquel in one go. This is good for keeping the system secure.

There are 2 ways to upgrade:

1) Through Software Updater (GUI)

2) Through Terminal (CLI)

Both are easy and fun.

For GUI, just launch Software Updater from menu. It is on System - Administration - Software Updater on normal Trisquel installation. Click "Check for Updates". It will fetch the latest software version information from internet. When complete, click "Install Now" to download and install the updates. Enter your password if it asks for it. After finished it may ask for a reboot.

The CLI method is my favorite and sometimes it takes less time than the GUI method. Launch a Terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or from Accessories - MATE Terminal (on MATE version). Then enter:

sudo apt update

It may ask for your password. Enter it.

Then enter:

sudo apt upgrade

You can also run the update and upgrade with a single command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

or even silent:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

(The -y at the end skips asking for your confirmation.)

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Video instructions on how to install Trisquel - A libre GNU/Linux distro. We installed it on a Thinkpad T60/X60 but it can be followed for any machine.
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IMPORTANT: Please backup before installing. You can't blame me if you screw up!

Download Etcher from:

Download Trisquel from:

There are other "Free Software" or "clean" or "Libre" distros:

Get a pendrive of 4gb or higher, then use Etcher to burn it to the pendrive. Then insert on the computer you want it to be installed and power up. Boot from the pendrive. (The BIOS displayed on the video is a proprietary one. It is not encouraged to use it. Libreboot should be a nice option as an alternative.)

When Trisquel boots up on liveusb environment, it is not yet installed. Double click the install icon on desktop. The installation interface is similar to Ubuntu's installer and should be easy.

The only thing that's difficult is the partition selection step. You can see the video to get an idea on how to use that screen.

Swap space is nearly not normally needed in modern computers. It is especially needed if some app engulfs your whole RAM and you still want to run your computer. There are many debates over how much swap space you should set. But at least setting it to half the amount of RAM is ok. (e.g. 1GB swap if you have 2GB memory.)

Swap partition is not ext4 or btrfs. It has it's own type - "swap". Create a new partition and assign it as the swap space. If you already have a "swap" partition it should automatically select it for you. When installing on SSDs, some people suggest that you should not keep a swap. But this is not a problem if you have lots of RAM already!

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