A fully free, simple, and lightweight operating system

You've reached the website of the Parabola GNU/Linux-libre operating system. The Parabola project is a community driven effort to provide a fully Free (as in freedom) operating system that is simple and lightweight.

Derived from Arch (the GNU/Linux distribution), Parabola provides packages from it that meet the Free System Distribution Guidelines (FSDG) and replacements for the packages that don't meet this requirement. Packages are provided for the i686, x86_64, and armv7h architectures.

Our community is friendly and helpful. Please hop on IRC channel and check out our mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Parabola.

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GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 has been added as one of the license alternatives for PMC (Parabola Multimedia Collections)


We want to announce that GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 has been added as one of the license alternatives for PMC (Parabola Multimedia Collections) from now on.

So far, we had only Free Art License 1.3 and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License as options for redistribute and/or modify our multimedia files through the wiki, repo and git for PMC (Parabola Multimedia Collections), formerly PAC (Parabola Art Collections) and POM (Parabola Official Multimedia). However, Richard Stallman suggested us use the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 as one of the license alternatives to make compatible with FSF works, so we want to be thankful for his suggestion!

GNU and Bola comic book titled "IoT" is available in British English language!


We're very happy to announce that we have the GNU and Bola comic book titled "IoT" available in British English language!

Parabola is always looking for new volunteers, then if you have a understanding of written English and a good command of your native language, you can certainly engage in translation, or do proof-reading. Writing good English is not necessary!

If it's your case and you would include your native language version, please don't hesitate to let us know on #parabola or mailing list, we have the British English po file available for translation.

As far as ...

biblatex-biber deprecated in favor of biber - manual intervention required


If you are a user of biblatex-biber from [pcr] you should upgrade to biber now that it's provided as a [community] package. This means uninstalling the old package (and its dependents) through pacman; the new one has a different name and you won't get it as part of a system upgrade. texlive-bibtexextra includes the functionality of biblatex-biber's dependent: biblatex.

[Software e Cultura no Brasil] Seminary and presentation videos are available!


We're very happy to announce that we have some recorded moments of our participation available in Parabola.

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Parabola will take part in Software e Cultura no Brasil


Today we're announcing that Parabola will take part in the 1st edition of Software e Cultura no Brasil, the Free Software seminary organized by the Federal University of ABC (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC) in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil on August 15-16 2016.

This year’s edition, Parabola will have its official seminary at August 16, 10:00 hrs (UTC-3) in Brazilian Portuguese language. The speaker will be again our Parabola dev called André Silva (known as Emulatorman).

By the way, we want to thank Murilo Machado and the Federal University of ABC for the support to ...

Older News

New install medium 2016.07.27
New RYF-seeking Hardware Crowdfunding Project - with Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Pre-installed!
[FISL17] Conference video and stand photos are available!
New install medium 2016.07.09
Parabola will take part in FISL17
Parabola will take part in Coliberator 2016
Parabola receives VPS Sponsorship from 1984 Hosting Company
Parabola has a new mascot called Bola
[From Arch] Required update to pacman-5.0.1 before 2016-04-23
Gandi sponsors Parabola's domain name

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stunnel 5.36-1 armv7h/i686/x86_64
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docker 1:1.12.3-1 armv7h/x86_64
metasploit 4.12.38-1 armv7h/i686/x86_64
python-llfuse 1.1.1-1 armv7h/i686/x86_64
sparkleshare 1.4-1 any
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