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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Ensure all systems are using stable repository


Now that we have released Milky Way v0.3, users are strongly advised to use only the stable repository. There may be breaking changes and instability during upcoming developments on White Hole (aka the testing release).

Debug users which are not afraid of a broken system may continue to use this bleeding edge version to report bugs, but it is not to be considered stable for daily use.

We are currently working on the following tasks:

Milky Way v0.3 install medium release


We hereby announce a new release of Hyperbola live image and HyperTalking for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. It is the first release with LibreSSL support and adherence to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.

This version contains various bugfixes and improved stability.

Download information can be found here.

Milky Way v0.3 release


After several months of development, we are happy to announce a new release of Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. This is a major milestone and we have fixed many bugs, so that this release is now stable. It includes Xenocara as the default display server for the X Window System and LibreSSL as the default provider of SSL and TLS protocols. Additionally, All packages adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.

Since it is a major change, there is a migration guide available for users that come from Milky Way v0.2.

It is no longer recommended to migrate from any Arch-based distro ...

Server cleanup and manual migration required in 7 days


We are currently cleaning our server from old and outdated packages. Milky Way v0.3 has been in testing for some weeks and is nearly stable. Expected release date is September 23rd.

Users of Milky Way v0.2 are advised to read the migration guide and migrate or prepare to migrate within 7 days by making appropriate backups.

After this time, v0.3 will become the new stable and it will not be possible to safely update the existing v0.2 operating system due to the new milestone.

Libreware is the Hyperbola official representative for business activities


We hereby announce that we are working in coordination with Libreware Group to provide dedicated technical support, consultancy and training by using Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre.

Libreware is a company focused on bringing free software support to a wide variety of business sectors including voluntary, public and private sector organizations.

This agreement enables Libreware Group to represent Hyperbola Project as an official representative for business activities.

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End of X.Org support
Milky Way v0.2.9 install medium release
Hyperbola users are now mitigated against Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities
Milky Way v0.2.8 install medium release
Milky Way v0.2.7 install medium release
Milky Way v0.2.6 install medium release
Hyperbola is officially accepted by FSF as a Free System Distribution
UXP-Hardened-Preferences packages removed
Iceape-UXP becomes stable replaces Iceape

Recent Updates in White Hole Version(more)

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foobillardplus 3.43~svn170-1 i686/x86_64
filesystem 2017.03-2.hyperbola19 i686/x86_64
hypervideo-gui 0.1-1 any
spice-glib 0.33-4.hyperbola2 i686/x86_64
retroarch 1.5.0-2.hyperbola2 i686/x86_64
sonic-visualiser 2.5-3.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
spice-gtk3 0.33-7.hyperbola2 i686/x86_64
xmms2 0.8-1.hyperbola5 i686/x86_64
qmmp 1.1.8-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
squeak-vm i686/x86_64
mate-control-center 1.18.1-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
mumble 1.2.19-5.hyperbola2 i686/x86_64
musescore 2.1.0-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
mate-media 1.18.0-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
mythtv 1:0.28.1-6.hyperbola2 i686/x86_64