A fully free, stable, secure, simple, lightweight and long-term support distribution

You've reached the website for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre operating system. The Hyperbola Project is a community driven effort to provide a fully free (as in freedom) operating system that is stable, secure, simple, lightweight that tries to Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) under a Long Term Support (LTS) way.

Hyperbola is an independent, free and libre system built from scratch using the package-management from Arch GNU/Linux and especially patchsets for security from Debian providing packages that meet the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG). Packages are provided for the i686 and x86_64 architectures.

Our final goal is to provide a full new BSD descendant operating-system named HyperbolaBSD.

Our community is friendly and helpful. Please hop on IRC channel and check out our forums to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Hyperbola.

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Milky Way v0.4.3 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre.

Much has changed now for the new release v0.4.3 as we have fixed and updated many packages within our repositories [core] and [extra] and added more options for running Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre on the desktop: We have therefore added fluxbox-extra and slim-theme-hyperbola as packages. With this version we end also our cycle for GNU/Linux-libre and focus on HyperbolaBSD. We have removed support for zstd, protobuf and redis, more information about that here. Also we do not support PHP any longer (more information to read here). This makes Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre acting on purpose for freedom, stability and security. So we are happy to hand over the system towards the community and invite everybody interested to enhance it.

Download information can be found here.

Removal of PHP


We have finally decided to remove PHP with our upcoming release 0.4.3 of Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre at the end of August 2023. With its removal and the release we have also done the most to overcome problematic packages and software for the transfer towards HyperbolaBSD as complete and new BSD-descendant operating-system. Our future infrastructure will conclude within this as we won't use any PHP-based web-application any longer and migrate towards other solutions. We will make therefore another announcment when this will be done.

The release of version 0.4.3 marks also the end of our cycle ...

Rework of project-description for Hyperbola


Since the release of v0.4 Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre is no longer depending on snapshots taken from Arch GNU/Linux and therefore to be seen as complete independent system-distribution. We have therefore reworked the project-descriptions on our website and the corresponding wiki-article.

Hyperbola is to be seen as independent system!

HyperbolaBSD is an operating-system and not a system-distribution


While we are nearing now the first states for HyperbolaBSD compiling the kernel and first work will go into the userland, we like to inform that HyperbolaBSD is a complete operating-system and not a distribution / system-distribution. We will remove at an upcoming point many more packages from extra-repository, leaving only most important applications, window-managers and more. Others being added will be left out, removed and saved within an own ports-tree for the future, such as many BSD descendant projects, for example OpenBSD, NetBSD and FreeBSD.

That maybe not the vision many have or had, but it is the point given ...

Happy anniversary and donated hardware for Hyperbola


Hyperbola is now official 6 years working as a free and libre system-distribution and project. We are happy with all the good progress made and besides that Hyperbola is also here to stay: On 15th April of 2017 the project and the idea behind was created. And on 13th July of 2017 the official v0.1 of our Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre was released. But it was not stopped there: On 15th October 2017 v0.2 found its way to be released. And after further work on 9th September 2019 our release v0.3 was final. With our release v0.4 ...

Older News

Donated hardware for HyperbolaBSD-development
Milky Way v0.4.2 install medium release
Bluetooth-support not included for more security
No support for "sudo" and oriented towards Init-freedom
Milky Way v0.4.1 install medium release
No support for projects with freedom flaws
End of D-Bus support
Last remnants of systemd removed
End of Java / OpenJDK support
Milky Way v0.4 install medium release

Recent Updates in White Hole Version(more)

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qemu 5.2.0-3 i686/x86_64
cbatticon 1.6.13-1 i686/x86_64
dhcpcd-ui 0.7.8-4 i686/x86_64
seatd 0.5.0-1 i686/x86_64
snac 2.41-1 i686/x86_64
pacman-mirrorlist 20230901-1 any
mmv 1.01b-2 i686/x86_64
pacman 5.0.2-11 i686/x86_64
scummvm-tools 2.7.0-2 i686/x86_64
libfilezilla 0.26.0-2 i686/x86_64
dvdbackup 0.4.2-2 i686/x86_64
filezilla 3.52.2-2 i686/x86_64
cdesktopenv 2.5.1-3 i686/x86_64
dosbox-staging 1:0.77.0-2 i686/x86_64
scummvm 2.7.0-2 i686/x86_64