Ben Sturmfels

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@hammerron I've spent something like the last 8 years using Trisquel for all of my personal and work computing. I've been a paying subscriber for much of that time. Trisquel has been my rock - combining a strong emphasis on free software with a well maintained distribution. Since it's based on Ubuntu LTS minus the non-free bits, it's extremely stable the security updates are very prompt.

Prior to that I ran Debian Testing, so I did initially miss the continuous flow of new software coming in. In the last couple of years though I've started running GNU GuixSD on a second machine which gives me much newer software, but breaks from time to time.

In recent years Trisquel has struggled to get enough people power to make timely releases, but the recent release of Trisquel 8 is a great achievement.

I should probably write up something longer about all this.