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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Hyperbola is officially accepted by FSF as a Free System Distribution


Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre is a modified version of the GNU operating system along with the Linux-libre kernel distributed by Hyperbola Project. We are now listed by the Free Software Foundation as meeting their guidelines for a fully free software OS.

From the official FSF announcement:

"In a world where proprietary operating systems continually up the ante in terms of the abuse they heap on their users, adding another distribution to the list of fully free systems is a welcome development. Hyperbola represents another safe home for users looking for complete control over their own computing," said John Sullivan, FSF's executive director.

"Hyperbola is a fully free distribution based on Arch snapshots and Debian development without nonfree software, documentation, or any type of support for the installation or execution of nonfree software. Unlike Arch, which is a rolling release distribution, Hyperbola is a long-term one focused on stability and security inspired from Debian and Devuan," said André Silva, Hyperbola co-founder and developer.

FSF's licensing and compliance manager, Donald Robertson, added, "It was a pleasure working with the team behind Hyperbola throughout this process. They really go above and beyond in terms of looking out for the rights of their users."

We want to thank our members fellows, support staff, security team, artists, developers, founders and YOU for having contributed in Hyperbola and making this possible.

Happy Hacking!

UXP-Hardened-Preferences packages removed


All UXP-Hardened-Preferences packages also known as iceweasel-uxp-hardened-preferences and icedove-uxp-hardened-preferences are being removed as we have added custom firejail profiles for each UXP application.

The about:config options were useful prior to our transition to UXP, when we did not have control over upstream (Mozilla) sources.

As we have been implementing the features directly into our applications, these left-over hacks are no longer needed.

Iceape-UXP becomes stable replaces Iceape


After several weeks of work and testing, we hearby announce the first stable release of Iceape-UXP, a classic suite based on SeaMonkey. While our primary focus remains Icedove-UXP, and Iceweasel-UXP, users that have requested a stable suite may now enjoy using it.

Several long-standing SeaMonkey bugs have been patched in this release including some security and crash fixes.

We would also like to thank the Unified XUL Platform development team for their diligent development of the Goanna engine, which makes Iceape-UXP possible.

Some of the new application features:

  • New internal web engine with regular security updates, courtesy UXP.
  • Security fixes ...

Milky Way v0.2.5 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image and HyperTalking for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. This revision contains the latest hyperbola-keyring with our build server public GPG key and bugfixes such as the speakup software synthesizer module and HyperTalking audio intro made by belette.

Download information can be found here.

Hyperbola on new hosting


We apologize for the brief downtime earlier this week. All services have now been successfully migrated and restored to full functionality.

In order to better use existing donations, Hyperbola founders decided to switch from Gandi to UltraVPS for hosting our website, repositories and services infrastructure. This will save us from paying 120 EUR every 3 months.

Hyperbola Project has now paid for two years of hosting so that we can have more stability moving forward. This comes to 100 EUR yearly for 2 VPS machines.

Older News

Icedove-UXP becomes stable replaces Icedove
Hyperbola suspends its donation account in Liberapay
Iceweasel-UXP becomes stable replaces Iceweasel-ESR
Milky Way v0.2.4 install medium release
Happy birthday Hyperbola!
Milky Way v0.2.3 install medium release
End of OpenSSL support
Milky Way v0.2.2 install medium release
Thank you Crazytoon - you will be missed
Milky Way v0.2.1 install medium release

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db 5.3.28-3.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
nvi 1.81.6-1.hyperbola2 i686/x86_64
sysfsutils 2.1.0-9.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
traceroute 2.1.0-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
nano 2.8.2-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
s-nail 14.8.16-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
tar 1.29-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
libseccomp 2.3.2-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
iputils 20161105-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
make 4.2.1-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
file 5.30-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
iw 4.9-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
crda 3.18-1.hyperbola2 i686/x86_64
openresolv 3.9.0-1.hyperbola2 any
wireless-regdb 2016.06.10-1.hyperbola1 any