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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Hyperbola stays true for code and data generated by people for people


We have added another ruleset regarding code / data generated through machine-learning as the Hyperbola-project will always stay true towards data and code generated from people for people. Therefore we reject and do not allow code, imagery and / or texts generated through machine learning to be used direct and / or indirect for Hyperbola and its development.

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News from Planet Hyperbola, Issue #06/2024


Hello dear interested travelers in the outer rim,

starting from now on we want to give insights into the current state of development at the start of every month. Included are for sure Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and HyperbolaBSD. Furthermore we want also give updates what is coming for our website and also report what was changed on our wiki. Included also is the monthly financial report for Hyperbola as project.

Works on HyperbolaBSD

We are currently working on fixing our versions of binutils and gcc. Coadde as our main developer has discovered major problems in relation to our kernel HyperBK ...

Always committed to free software and the minimization of environmental damage


Hyperbola as project was and is always oriented on technical emancipation as elemental key. Within this we also want to stay true for supporting x86-compatible, older hardware, including i686 and x86_64 architectures. This means that we also have no further interest following so-called trends as supporting older hardware makes sense for the good of our community and the good of our planet.

With this elemental point we also want to oppose those from our understanding false definitions of "progress" as users should always have the power to decide on their own and control all parts of their system, which is ...

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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Older News

Milky Way v0.4.4 install medium release
Cleanup of repositories and preparation for Milky Way v0.4.4 release
Milky Way v0.4.3 install medium release
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

Recent Updates in White Hole Version(more)

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vlc 3.0.16-6 i686/x86_64
gst-plugins-bad 1.18.4-8 i686/x86_64
gst-plugins-good 1.18.3-5 i686/x86_64
mpd 0.22.6-4 i686/x86_64
mplayer 1.4-6 i686/x86_64
krita 4.4.2-7 i686/x86_64
xine-lib 1.2.10-4 i686/x86_64
qemu 5.2.0-5 i686/x86_64
spice 0.14.3-2 i686/x86_64
xine-ui 0.99.9-4 i686/x86_64
libheif 1.11.0-3 i686/x86_64
a2ps 4.14-2 i686/x86_64
libwnck3 3.36.0-2 i686/x86_64
ultimatestunts i686/x86_64
libpeas 1.30.0-2 i686/x86_64