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 v0.2.8 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image and HyperTalking for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. This revision replaces Syslinux UEFI boot manager with rEFInd and includes UEFI Shell v2 from edk2-uefi-shell package.

Download information can be found here.

Milky Way v0.2.7 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image and HyperTalking for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. This revision contains the removal of bad credit records for some CA issuers such as CNNIC, StartCom, Symantec and WoSign.

Download information can be found here.

Milky Way v0.2.6 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image and HyperTalking for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. This revision contains bugfixes such as the hack to enable Radeon R600 evergreen GPUs in Linux-libre, so users who use it will get the right resolution in the process of installation.

Download information can be found here.

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 ...

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.

Older News

Iceape-UXP becomes stable replaces Iceape
Milky Way v0.2.5 install medium release
Hyperbola on new hosting
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

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cadaver 0.23.3-9.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
badvpn 1.999.130-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
borg 1.0.10-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
axel 2.12-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
bip 0.9.0rc3-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
balsa 2.5.6-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
aircrack-ng 1.5.2-1.hyperbola1.backports1 i686/x86_64
boinctui 2.4.4-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
cgit 1.1-2.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
zathura-pdf-mupdf 0.3.4-1.hyperbola1 i686/x86_64
uwsgi 2.0.15-1.hyperbola4 i686/x86_64
xmms2 0.8-1.hyperbola3 i686/x86_64
tarantool 1.7.5-1.hyperbola3 i686/x86_64
znc 1.6.5-3.hyperbola3 i686/x86_64
unbound 1.6.5-1.hyperbola5 i686/x86_64