[Freedom-misc] Anybody got their Eoma68?

onpon4 at riseup.net onpon4 at riseup.net
Fri Oct 19 16:37:02 CEST 2018

 > Is Parabola a CLI only OS?

No. Pretty much all the software Trisquel has, Parabola has. The difference  
is that Parabola (like its parent distro, Arch) is a "power user" distro, so  
it's harder to set up and configure. It also uses a different package  
management system, "pacman".

I've never tried it, but it seems that getting the GNOME desktop running  
would just be a matter of installing the "gnome" and "gnome-extra" packages.

In fact, the biggest problem you would face running Parabola is that it's a  
bleeding-edge rolling-release distro, meaning you always get the latest  
versions of the programs you use. A lot of average users think of this as a  
good thing, but running the absolute latest versions of programs means you're  
more likely to encounter new bugs and other breakage than if you use older  
versions that you get used to over the course of a few years or so (even if  
it means dealing with some old bugs that are fixed in newer versions). So  
that's something to consider.

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