When comparing Bedrock vs Parabola GNU/Linux-libre, the Slant community recommends Parabola GNU/Linux-libre for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is ranked 7th while Bedrock is ranked 20th.
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Pro Choose your init system
Pro Choose your package manager
Pro Virtually every pro from every linux distro
Since Bedrock lets you pick and choose the best parts from each distro, every single pro from each distro applies to Bedrock.
Pro Pick and choose what you want from other distros
Want Debian's stable base and Arch's pacman for bleeding edge packages?
Want the security of Qubes OS and Gentoo's portage?
With the correct setup all this can be achieved.
Pro Protects your freedom, certified free by the FSF
Pro Option to use OpenRC or Systemd
Parabola has an OpenRC edition and a Systemd edition, so users can choose which init system they want.
Pro Very Secure
Pro Has its own repos
Parabola has its own repos (which are almost as large as Arch Linux) and the IceCat browser is included.
Pro All the benefits of Arch Linux, only 100% certified free software
Pro Can be migrated from Arch Linux without a CD/USB
Pro Based on Arch Linux
Con Difficulty setting up
Bedrock can be challenging to setup properly with the correct strata.
Con Small repositories
Since Parabola is a completely free distro, there is no non-free software available and the community repositories are small compared to the AUR.
Con Won't work out-of-the-box on the most PC's
Almost all PCs need non-free drivers but Parabola has none to offer.
Con Incompetent developers
They only care about removing "non-free" software, rather than making a properly working OS.
Con Same cons that apply to Arch Linux
Con Serves no purpose
It's just Arch without non-free software and is basically a niche OS with few users.
Con Not compatible with AUR
Unlike other Arch-based distros, this free distro doesn't support AUR.
Con Not really free
People have to pay hundreds to maintain this distro.