I just started playing with Ethereum mining on a Linux box. I lost a considerable amount of time installing Parity (https://www.parity.io/ethereum/) on the machine.
Then I created an account using W3, installed EthMiner, I connected to a pool (first one that I found in Google, which was cruxpool.com) then I started mining.
Do I need Parity at all? Why would anybody go to the trouble of installing Parity in the first place? Looks like you can mine quite fine without it. Someone can pls explain what is the added value with Parity?