[Freedom-misc] Anybody got their Eoma68?

mason at masonhock.com mason at masonhock.com
Fri Oct 19 18:22:49 CEST 2018

According to last week's Freedom Friday meeting, Trisquel 9 will support ARM,  
so you should eventually be able to run Trisquel on the EOMA68 computer card.

Parabola does not have a default desktop environment like Trisquel does.  
You'll start with a command line. If you open a TTY in Trisquel with  
Ctrl+Alt+T you'll see what Parabola will look like at first. You can then use  
the command line to install the display manager and desktop environment that  
you wish to use. You also won't be able to use Synaptic or gnome-app-install  
(Add/Remove Applications), but there might be other graphical front ends for  
the package manager (Parabola uses pacman, not apt like Trisquel does).  
Parabola is also a rolling distro, so you will always have the latest  
software but it will not be as stable as a LTS distro like Trisquel.

If Parabola seems like too much for you, Debian is probably the next best  
option. It's not as beginner-friendly as Trisquel, but is far more so than  
Parabola. Debian does not include any proprietary software by default, but it  
has documentation and free software that guides users toward non-free  
software, so watch out for that.

I have not used Devuan, but someone mentioned in a thread on this forum that  
it includes some non-free firmware by default. If this is true, then Devuan  
is not as free as Debian.

Fedora is non-free because it uses Linux instead of Linux-libre.

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