Reader supplied reviews for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre
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Version: 0.3 Rating: 10 Date: 2019-11-22 Votes: 3
Will let me install everything free and libre
and use wine to install old windows games that r non-free (unless it's offline i am fine with that)... I don't need to dual boot because of this...
Really nice thanks :)
btw. iceweasel-UXP is nice browser
Version: 0.3 Rating: 10 Date: 2019-10-21 Votes: 3
The last time I reviewed this, I was glad I decided to use this distro I was glad, but it keeps getting better!
OpenSSL has been ripped out in favor of LibreSSL due to OpenSSL's security issues and being bloated.
Xorg has been replaced with Xenocara for similiar reasons.
LibreSSL, Xenocara are made by OpenBSD for those who don't know, same as Sndio.
And yes, Hyperbola has plans to use sndio as the default sound system instead of that bloated pulseaudio.
If you want to avoid anything poettering and have a lightweight, secure system but with a K.I.S.S approach, Aka, keeping it simple stupid xD. This is the distro for you.
This distro is also fully free software and heavily security focused.
Caution though, if you want an easy to install distro that has non-free software such as chromium, or webextensions firefox, then this distro is not for you.
Also, NetworkManager will be removed in the future in favor of dhcpcd-ui as the wifi interface.
Both are currently within the repository but NetworkManager as many know is bloated and a poettering toy.
If anyone has read this far and still wants to use it or has something to say, please use it first before making a review and be detailed as to why you like or dislike it.
Again, my distro hopping is done with thanks to this distro. :)
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