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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New install medium 2016.07.27

2016-07-28

Dual architecture (i686 and x86_64):

  • Main ISO - Live ISO image for installation and recovery.
  • MATE desktop ISO - Live ISO image for installation and recovery (with MATE Desktop Environment).
  • TalkingParabola ISO - Live ISO image for installation and recovery (adapted for blind and visually impaired users).

ChangeLog:

* [Mate desktop ISO]: Fixed read and write permissions in $HOME folder.
* [Mate desktop ISO]: Added instant messaging and video calling applications such as mate-extra, linphone, qtox.
* [Mate desktop ISO]: Added octopi-cachecleaner, octopi-notifier and octopi-repoeditor since it is needed for octopi that is our powerful Pacman frontend by default.
* [Mate desktop ISO]: Added lightdm as default display manager.
* [Mate desktop ISO]: Added sudo by default to allow members of group wheel to execute any command.
* [Mate desktop ISO]: Added grub2-theme-gnuaxiom as Parabola theme for GRUB.
* [Mate desktop ISO]: Added compressor and archiver applications such as p7zip, unar, unzip and zip.
* Removed cargo and rust from the blacklist since its trademarks are different than Firefox and seems nothing in them in contradiction with FSDG.
* Added foomatic-db-nonfree-ppds to the blacklist since it is clearly non-Free.

Download information can be found here.

New Libre Hardware Crowdfunding Project - with Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Pre-installed!

2016-07-25

Today we're announcing that the Parabola community is grateful to the EOMA68 project for choosing Parabola as the default system distribution for one of its products, the Libre Tea Computer Card. The EOMA68 is a new crowdfunding project on CrowdSupply, aiming to create a computer which:

  • Respects your freedom

  • Is easy to repair yourself

  • Is eco-friendly

  • Is easily upgradeable

  • Doesn't cost the Earth (literally and figuratively!) -- from koz's email

The EOMA68 (named Embedded Open Modular Architecture) is also the name of a standard to connect computers to various other components, allowing end-users to choose which components to ...

[FISL17] Conference video and stand photos are available!

2016-07-19

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

Further details:

New install medium 2016.07.09

2016-07-11

Dual architecture (i686 and x86_64):

  • Main ISO - Live ISO image for installation and recovery.
  • MATE desktop ISO - Live ISO image for installation and recovery (with MATE Desktop Environment).
  • TalkingParabola ISO - Live ISO image for installation and recovery (adapted for blind and visually impaired users).

Download information can be found here.

Parabola will take part in FISL17

2016-06-23

Today we're announcing that Parabola will take part in the 17th edition of FISL (Fórum Internacional Software Livre), the Free Software conference organized by Associação Software Livre in Brazil, Porto Alegre on July 13-16 2016.

This year’s edition, Parabola will have its official conference at July 13, 16:00 hrs (UTC-3) in Brazilian Portuguese language. The speakers will be our Brazilian Parabola devs called André Silva (known as Emulatorman) and Márcio Silva (known as coadde). Even, Parabola will have its own stand with the participation and support of Crazytoon who is our Parabola cartoonist and made our GNU ...

Older News

2016-06-04
Parabola will take part in Coliberator 2016
2016-05-04
Parabola receives VPS Sponsorship from 1984 Hosting Company
2016-04-30
Parabola has a new mascot called Bola
2016-04-28
[From Arch] Required update to pacman-5.0.1 before 2016-04-23
2016-01-08
Gandi sponsors Parabola's domain name
2016-01-08
Robofun sponsors Parabola ARM port with a BBB board
2016-01-07
[From Arch] PHP 7.0 packages released
2015-12-14
[From Arch] Dropping Plasma 4
2015-12-10
[From Arch] C++ ABI change
2015-10-03
Parabola GNU/Linux-libre supports ARMv7

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