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Author: Alyssa Rosenzweig <alyssa@rosenzweig.io>
Date:   Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:33:43 -0700

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diff --git a/docs/distros/index.md b/docs/distros/index.md @@ -1,27 +1,24 @@ % List of recommended GNU+Linux distributions for libreboot Any distribution should work, so long as it uses kernel mode setting for -graphics. We recommend using distributions that are entirely free -software; most distros out there have proprietary software in them, but -the ones that we recommend do not have proprietary software by default. - -Note: we are not the Free Software Foundation. The recommendations here -consist of both FSF-endorsed and non-FSF-endorsed distros. Some of these -distributions wrongly call the whole system *Linux*. Despite -libreboot's [stance against the GNU project](../../gnu/), we still -agree with the free software philosophy and we still want you to call -the whole system *GNU+Linux*, since this is the technically correct name -for the system. +graphics. We recommend using distributions that are entirely free software; +most distros out there have proprietary software in them, but the ones that we +recommend do not have proprietary software by default. + +Note: we are not the Free Software Foundation. The recommendations here consist +of both FSF-endorsed and non-FSF-endorsed distros. Some of these distributions +wrongly call the whole system *Linux*. Despite libreboot's [stance against the +GNU project](../../gnu/), we still agree with the free software philosophy and +we still want you to call the whole system *GNU+Linux*, since this is the +technically correct name for the system. FSF-endorsed distros -------------------- -Many FSF-endorsed GNU+Linux distributions are considered unfit for -general use by the libreboot project. You can read about their problems -here: +Many FSF-endorsed GNU+Linux distributions are considered unfit for general use +by the libreboot project. You can read about their problems here: -[Why we can't endorse many FSF-endorsed -distributions](../fsf-distros/). +[Why we can't endorse many FSF-endorsed distributions](../fsf-distros/). [How to install GNU+Linux on a libreboot system](../gnulinux/grub_boot_installer.html) @@ -30,14 +27,13 @@ Debian ------ Most of the developers use it (Leah Rowe always uses testing releases of -Debian). We recommend Debian stable releases for most users. If you want -to do development, e.g. libreboot development, then you should use the -testing release of Debian. +Debian). We recommend Debian stable releases for most users. If you want to do +development, e.g. libreboot development, then you should use the testing +release of Debian. -Debian by default comes without non-free software in the default -installation or repos. There is a non-free repo that's not added by -default. Just avoid adding this, and you should have a fully free -system. +Debian by default comes without non-free software in the default installation +or repos. There is a non-free repo that's not added by default. Just avoid +adding this, and you should have a fully free system. [Visit the Debian website](https://www.debian.org/) @@ -46,8 +42,8 @@ We recommend using the *MATE* desktop. Devuan ------ -Devuan is a fork of Debian that does not use the controversial *systemd* -init system. +Devuan is a fork of Debian that does not use the controversial *systemd* init +system. See: <https://www.devuan.org/os/init-freedom/>. @@ -59,15 +55,15 @@ Qubes ----- Security-focussed distribution. It makes heavy use of IOMMU and hardware -virtualization to separate running applications, along with other -security features. Provides a full hypervisor for running applications. +virtualization to separate running applications, along with other security +features. Provides a full hypervisor for running applications. Also heavily in favour of adoption of both Libreboot and Coreboot. -**Of all available Libreboot systems, Qubes is currently only known to -be compatible with the ASUS KGPE-D16 and KCMA-D8, due to the hardware -virtualization requirement (and even on those boards, only certain CPUs -have fully functional virtualization in Libreboot).** +**Of all available Libreboot systems, Qubes is currently only known to be +compatible with the ASUS KGPE-D16 and KCMA-D8, due to the hardware +virtualization requirement (and even on those boards, only certain CPUs have +fully functional virtualization in Libreboot).** [Visit the Qubes website](https://www.qubes-os.org/) @@ -75,17 +71,16 @@ Dragora ------- Fully free distribution, with a focus on simple package management and -configuration. Experienced users might like this distro. It also has -native support for multiple languages. +configuration. Experienced users might like this distro. It also has native +support for multiple languages. [Visit the Dragora website](https://dragora.org/) Parabola -------- -Fully free bleeding edge distribution, based on the *Arch* distribution. -Good for saavy users and developers in general (some libreboot -developers use this). +Fully free bleeding edge distribution, based on the *Arch* distribution. Good +for saavy users and developers in general (some libreboot developers use this). Arch users, refer to the [Parabola migration guide](https://wiki.parabola.nu/Migration_from_the_GNU+Linux_distribution_of_Arch). @@ -96,36 +91,34 @@ We recommend using the *MATE* desktop. 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