What ParrotOS supports (and doesn't)

NOTE: this list is a work in progress and not all inclusive.
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  • x86_64 (64bit, not to include IA-64)

Hardware we know it works on:

  • Purism systems
  • System76 systems
  • Dell XPS (most systems)
  • MacBook Pro (2013)
  • Tongfang GK5CN6Z (Modifications needed see here)
  • Lenovo (Most Systems)
  • Lenovo Ideapad 510 (needs modprobe thinkpad-acpi)



  • Most BIOS/UEFI
  • Coreboot

Virtual Machine Emulators and Containers

  • Docker
  • QEMU
  • VirtualBox
  • KVM
  • QubesOS


  • NVMe
  • Netinstall
  • Snap
  • Flatpak
  • Wine
  • HiDPi (part of MATE)
  • KDE
  • Xfce4
  • Dual boot with other systems

Functions enabled by default.

  • AppArmor
  • uBlock Origin
  • Noscript
  • Privacy Badger

Functions disabled by default.

  • automount



Hardware overall

  • Raspberry Pi 2 & 3
  • Orange Pi PC
  • Orange Pi Nano
  • Pine64 (Rock64, Pinebook, Sopine)

Not Supported

  • Mobile devices (Android, iPhone, iPad, Tablet, etc)
  • Chromebooks (sometimes it will work but huge hit or miss depending on the manufacturer)
  • Most IOT devices (e.g. Arduino)
  • gnome software (no future plans to provide support, though community members are more than welcome to provide other desktop environments)
  • All other Architectures not listed.
  • Secure boot
  • VMware
  • Intel Optane (Only works with Windows)

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