Hi, its been about two weeks into Parrot OS 4.7 Security edition, and I would like to share some honest feedback that I believe would improve parrot, and I mean no disrespect to the developers or the community, but I rate it a D/C- so far, for various reasons i will explain. I really want to get parrot OS to work for me, but the main overriding issue is unnecesary complexity of basic tasks
Ive come off of Linux Mint for about 1 year now, and apart from the occasional desktop crashing which was a quick fix, Im finding Parrot OS very difficult and buggy in comparison, which i need to work for cyber sec studies
The installer is very difficult if one wants to setup an encrypted install with a dual boot, which is a valid operation for a lot of people. I had to follow a youtube tutorial to setup my encrypted install properly, which appears to not have worked as Im having all kinds of issues out of the box. I know this is a common linux install issue, and Im no linux expert, but ive played around with computers for some twenty years now so im not a total noob, and ive spent hours looking for fixes to these probs.
-Right as im typing my cursor is jumping all over the place, very frustrating
-The package manager is complicated and not straightforward, broken package issues which dont seem to be straightforward. ( why not introduce a linux mint style GUI software manager? )
-A lot of things seem quite difficult out of the box, such as installing VirtualBox, having to follow a complicated set of command line steps, or synaptic issues
-Desktop issues galore. From freezing desktop that hangs with just the cursor active, to now becoming a ‘trailing windows’ feature where cellphone photos arent accessible
I know a lot of problems can be resolved by reading, but if a system isn’t being tested in common scenarios for bugs such as with common dual boots, then im not sure it will grow beyond the tiny market share, and frankly, the complexity only causes more bottleknectks in a system, and more inefficiencies. This is how Deming revolutionized Japanese manufacture and quality control- the 80/20 rule (Pareto principle )
I would kindly suggest users and devs try out linux mint for a great overall system that can break the stranglehold/transition users out of Bindows, nd see the great power of simplicity. By testing on everyday users who aren’t linux experts, the inefficiencies of unnecessary complexity can be eliminated.