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Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre

Last Update: 2020-02-11 14:22 UTC

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) with Long Term Support (LTS). Derived from Arch snapshots, plus stability and security from Debian, Hyperbola provides packages that meet the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG) and offers replacements for the packages that do not meet this requirement. Packages are provided for the i686 and x86_64 architectures.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 180 (48), 6 months: 174 (48), 3 months: 164 (48), 4 weeks: 150 (48), 1 week: 143 (44)

Average visitor rating: 8.2/10 from 5 review(s).

Hyperbola Summary
Distribution Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre
Home Page https://www.hyperbola.info/
Mailing Lists https://lists.hyperbola.info/mailman/
User Forums https://forums.hyperbola.info/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.hyperbola.info/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://wiki.hyperbola.info/doku.php?id=en:main:downloads
Bug Tracker https://issues.hyperbola.info/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-09-24: Distribution Release: Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre 0.3
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 •2019-12-24 Hyperbola changing its base
 •2018-12-07 Hyperbola recognized as free by FSF
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Feature 0.3.1 0.2.9
Release Date 2020-02-11 2019-05-23
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 600-700 600-700
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop    
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software OpenRC OpenRC
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 0.3.1 0.2.9
Package 0.3.1 0.2.9
abiword (3.0.4) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.4) -- --
ati-driver (20.45) -- --
bash (5.1) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.17.12) -- --
chromium (90.0.4430.93) -- --
cups (2.3.3) -- --
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.3.6 4.3.6
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.43.4 1.43.4
firefox (88.0.1) -- --
freetype (2.10.4) -- --
gcc (11.1.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.24) -- --
glibc (2.33) 2.25 2.25
gnome-shell (40.0) -- --
gnucash (4.5) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.49) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02
gtk (4.2.1) -- --
httpd (2.4.46) -- --
inkscape (1.0.2) -- --
k3b (21.04.0) -- --
kmod (28) 24 24
krita (4.4.3) -- --
libreoffice (7.1.3) -- --
linux (5.12.2) 4.9.210 4.9.176
Package 0.3.1 0.2.9
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (10.5.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- --
mesa (21.1.0) -- --
mysql (8.0.24) -- --
nautilus (40.1) -- --
NVIDIA (465.27) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (16.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.6p1) 7.9p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1k) -- 1.1.0e
perl (5.32.1) 5.24.1 5.24.1
php (8.0.6) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.21.5) -- --
postfix (3.6.0) -- --
postgresql (13.2) -- --
Python (3.9.5) 2.7.15 2.7.15
qt (6.1.0) -- --
samba (4.14.4) -- --
systemd (248.2) -- --
thunderbird (78.10.1) -- --
vim (8.2) -- --
vlc (3.0.13) -- --
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.11) -- --

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Version: 0.3.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-02-15
Votes: 2

Amazing distro(2)

It's clean&mean, but fully functional for my daily use at home and at work.
It provides a buttery smooth desktop experience.

No glitch other than pacman key issue in the current version:
keys in arch-keyring got expired: edit /etc/pacman.conf and change
"SigLevel = Never"
then, everything would be fine.
Hint: a new version of 0.4 is coming on the way.

Well done,
Clap-Clap-Clap to the Hyperbola dev. team!

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Version: 0.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-22
Votes: 8

Amazing distro
Will let me install everything free and libre
and use wine to install old windows games that r non-free (unless it's offline i am fine with that)... I don't need to dual boot because of this...

Really nice thanks :)
btw. iceweasel-UXP is nice browser

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Version: 0.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-21
Votes: 21

The last time I reviewed this, I was glad I decided to use this distro I was glad, but it keeps getting better!
OpenSSL has been ripped out in favor of LibreSSL due to OpenSSL's security issues and being bloated.
Xorg has been replaced with Xenocara for similiar reasons.

LibreSSL, Xenocara are made by OpenBSD for those who don't know, same as Sndio.

And yes, Hyperbola has plans to use sndio as the default sound system instead of that bloated pulseaudio.

If you want to avoid anything poettering and have a lightweight, secure system but with a K.I.S.S approach, Aka, keeping it simple stupid xD. This is the distro for you.

This distro is also fully free software and heavily security focused.

Caution though, if you want an easy to install distro that has non-free software such as chromium, or webextensions firefox, then this distro is not for you.

Also, NetworkManager will be removed in the future in favor of dhcpcd-ui as the wifi interface.

Both are currently within the repository but NetworkManager as many know is bloated and a poettering toy.

If anyone has read this far and still wants to use it or has something to say, please use it first before making a review and be detailed as to why you like or dislike it.

Again, my distro hopping is done with thanks to this distro. :)

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