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.

Derived from Arch plus stability and security from Debian, Hyperbola provides packages from it that meet the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG) and replacements for the packages that don't meet this requirement. Packages are provided for the i686 and x86_64 architectures.

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

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Milky Way v0.4.2 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. With this new version we have completed the support for runit as system for services and initialization. Furthermore we have fixed, updated and added many packages.

Download information can be found here.

Bluetooth-support not included for more security


With the release of Milky Way v0.4 we have completely removed the support for bluetooth within Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and also don't plan to include it in HyperbolaBSD in the future. The reasoning is pure focussed on security-issues bluetooth has.

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No support for "sudo" and oriented towards Init-freedom


Hyperbola as project is fully oriented towards the Init Freedom Campaign. Therefore we support also more than only one single init-system since our release of Milky Way v0.4 for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and also including HyperbolaBSD in the future. Besides we will always stay true for a system based on a lightweight and simple design making it easy to extend and mold into whatever kind of system you're building. For this we also only support opendoas as replacement for using administrative rights with an unprivileged user-account.

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Milky Way v0.4.1 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. With this new version we have removed support for Hypertalking, fixed, updated and added many packages.

Download information can be found here.

No support for projects with freedom flaws


Some projects and applications make usage of a different approach for licensing and have even additional serious flaws included. Therefore it is very hard or even impossible to include them within a full freedom-oriented system like Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and HyperbolaBSD. Therefore to note that we cannot support those, naming Rust for its problematic trademarks and Chromium being nonfree in many aspects.

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Older News

End of D-Bus support
Last remnants of systemd removed
End of Java / OpenJDK support
Milky Way v0.4 install medium release
Milky Way v0.4 release
Cleanup of repositories and preparation for Milky Way v0.4 release
Milky Way v0.3.1 install medium release
It's FOSS interview
Announcing HyperbolaBSD Roadmap
Ensure all systems are using stable repository

Recent Updates in White Hole Version(more)

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xenocara-video-openchrome 0.6.182-4 i686/x86_64
xenocara-video-vmware-debug 13.1.0-3 i686/x86_64
xenocara-video-ati-debug 19.1.0-7 i686/x86_64
xorg-input-evdev-debug 2.10.6-4 i686/x86_64
xenocara-video-intel 2.99.916-2 i686/x86_64
xenocara-video-cirrus-debug 1.5.3-2 i686/x86_64
xenocara-input-synaptics 1.9.1-4 i686/x86_64
xorg-video-fbdev 0.5.0-3 i686/x86_64
xenocara-input-vmmouse-debug 13.1.0-4 i686/x86_64
xenocara-input-joystick-debug 1.6.3-3 i686/x86_64
postfix 3.5.13-2 i686/x86_64
xenocara-video-dummy 0.3.8-5 i686/x86_64
xenocara-video-dummy-debug 0.3.8-5 i686/x86_64
qemu 5.2.0-2 i686/x86_64
xenocara-video-intel-debug 2.99.916-2 i686/x86_64