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Reader supplied reviews for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre
Version: 0.2.4 Rating: 10 Date: 2018-07-02 Votes: 88
This is the distro that stopped my distro-hopping days for good. At least on x86_64 so far.
(I don't use x86 32 bit.)
Hyperbola is lightweight, stable, secure, and has hardened packages, for iceweasel (firefox fork) icedove, (thunderbird fork)
and network manager plus the kernel is even hardened.
It does take some know how to get encryption done, unless you have libreboot. :)
But yeah, that guide is more for advanced users, if you don't need encryption, it is easy as cake in my opinion.
It does require freedom compatible hardware though, but it has no backdoors in it whatsoever, especially if you use libreboot.
I give it a 10 mostly because once everything is set up, it will almost never have any issues. Breakages are extremely, extremely, rare and kernel panics I have never had before.
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