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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Donated hardware for Hyperbola


The new year 2024 is going forward and we have received a generous donation in form of hardware. This ThinkPad X230 with many further additions was given to us from person wanting to stay anonymous. Sure we respect this wish, but nevertheless saying THANK YOU. Let's develop further for freedom and technical emancipation.

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Road to v0.4.5: Removal of pacman


For our release 0.4.5 we will remove pacman and begin our development and implementation of hyperman as drop-in replacement.

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Milky Way v0.4.4 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 v0.4.4 as we have fixed and updated many packages within our repositories [core] and [extra] and optimized Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre, including an upgrade of the kernel for GNU/Linux-libre. Also we have reworked packages with questionable licensing and did our best to provide a fully free, libre system. We have removed support for libva, libvdpau and vulkan, more information about that here. This makes Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre acting on purpose for freedom, stability and security. So ...

Cleanup of repositories and preparation for Milky Way v0.4.4 release


We are currently cleaning our server from all old and outdated packages as our next version Milky Way v0.4.4 is going to be released soon as result of hard work in the last three months since Milky Way v0.4.3. Expected release date for v0.4.4 is December 29th 2023.

UPDATE: Out of the reasoning that we have restructured many packages we have to postpone the scheduled release a week forward to January 5th 2024. The synchronization is taking long and we want a good working release for all users. Thank you for understanding!

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 ...

Older News

Removal of PHP
Rework of project-description for Hyperbola
HyperbolaBSD is an operating-system and not a system-distribution
Happy anniversary and donated hardware for Hyperbola
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

Recent Updates in White Hole Version(more)

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xen 4.14.1-1 any
i3status 2.13-2 i686/x86_64
gutenprint 5.3.3-2 i686/x86_64
vlc 3.0.16-4 i686/x86_64
sndio 1.8.1-2 i686/x86_64
gst-plugins-bad 1.18.4-6 i686/x86_64
snac 2.51-1 i686/x86_64
mariadb 10.3.24-9 i686/x86_64
cifs-utils 7.0-1 i686/x86_64
samba 4.13.13-1 i686/x86_64
hunspell 1.7.0-2 i686/x86_64
taglib 1.13-1 i686/x86_64
gst-plugins-good 1.18.3-3 i686/x86_64
mpd 0.22.6-3 i686/x86_64
tagutil 3.1-2 i686/x86_64