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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No support for "sudo" and oriented towards Init-freedom


Hyperbola as project is fully oriented towards the Init Freedom Campaign. Therefore we support also more than only one single init-system since our release of Milky Way v0.4 for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and also including HyperbolaBSD in the future. Besides we will always stay true for a system based on a lightweight and simple design making it easy to extend and mold into whatever kind of system you're building. For this we also only support opendoas as replacement for using administrative rights with an unprivileged user-account.

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Milky Way v0.4.1 install medium release


We hereby announce a new revision of Hyperbola live image for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. With this new version we have removed support for Hypertalking, fixed, updated and added many packages.

Download information can be found here.

No support for projects with freedom flaws


Some projects and applications make usage of a different approach for licensing and have even additional serious flaws included. Therefore it is very hard or even impossible to include them within a full freedom-oriented system like Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and HyperbolaBSD. Therefore to note that we cannot support those, naming Rust for its problematic trademarks and Chromium being nonfree in many aspects.

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End of D-Bus support


With the release Milky Way v0.4 all parts of D-Bus got completely removed and all included packages within our repositories were selected to be completely usable without any message-oriented middleware and framework. We don't plan to integrate any further support for the framework also in the future for upcoming versions of Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and HyperbolaBSD.

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Last remnants of systemd removed


As systemd doesn't follow our Social Contract, we have decided to remove it since Milky Way v0.2. Using a snapshot taken we had remnants of systemd and correspdoning files in packages. With Milky Way v0.4 and beyond all parts of systemd got finally removed as the system was built from the ground up without any further snapshot.

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Older News

End of Java / OpenJDK support
Milky Way v0.4 install medium release
Milky Way v0.4 release
Cleanup of repositories and preparation for Milky Way v0.4 release
Milky Way v0.3.1 install medium release
It's FOSS interview
Announcing HyperbolaBSD Roadmap
Ensure all systems are using stable repository
Milky Way v0.3 install medium release
Milky Way v0.3 release

Recent Updates in White Hole Version(more)

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wireguard-tools 1.0.20210223-2 i686/x86_64
amoebax 0.2.1-1 i686/x86_64
dcraw 9.28-1 i686/x86_64
pax 20201030-1 i686/x86_64
joe 4.6-1 i686/x86_64
filesystem 2017.03-11 i686/x86_64
php 7.4.33-1 i686/x86_64
micropolis 0.0.20071228-2 i686/x86_64
scummvm 2.6.1-1 i686/x86_64
emacs 27.1-2 i686/x86_64
crimson-fields 0.5.3-1 i686/x86_64
mygui 3.4.1-1 i686/x86_64
celluloid 0.20-2 i686/x86_64
baka-mplayer 2.0.4-2 i686/x86_64
snort i686/x86_64