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Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre

Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre

Last Update: 2019-08-23 05:46 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: 149 (57), 6 months: 186 (43), 3 months: 177 (42), 4 weeks: 161 (42), 1 week: 153 (44)

Average visitor rating: 5.5/10 from 2 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/
Related Websites  
Reviews 0.2.4: DistroWatch
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Feature 0.2.9
Release Date 2019-05-23
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 600-700
Free Download ISO
Installation --
Default Desktop  
Package Management Pacman
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
Init Software OpenRC
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 0.2.9
Package 0.2.9
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) --
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.4
bind (9.15.4) --
chromium (77.0.3865.90) --
cups (2.3.0) --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.6
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.43.4
firefox (69.0.1) --
freetype (2.10.1) --
gcc (9.2.0) --
gimp (2.10.12) --
glibc (2.30) 2.25
gnome-shell (3.34.0) --
gnucash (3.7) --
gnumeric (1.12.45) --
grub (2.04) 2.02
gtk (3.24.11) --
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.08.1) --
kmod (26) 24
krita (4.2.6) --
libreoffice (6.3.1) --
linux (5.3) 4.9.176
Package 0.2.9
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.4.8) --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) --
mesa (19.1.7) --
mysql (8.0.17) --
nautilus (3.34.0) --
NVIDIA (435.21) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13) --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0e
perl (5.30.0) 5.24.1
php (7.3.9) --
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) --
postfix (3.4.6) --
postgresql (11.5) --
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.15
qt (5.13.1) --
samba (4.11.0) --
systemd (243) --
thunderbird (68.1.0) --
vim (8.1) --
vlc (3.0.8) --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.5) --

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Version: 0.2.5
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-04-29
Votes: 0

It didn't work when I loaded it and there is no firefox or chrome.

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Version: 0.2.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-02
Votes: 95

This is the distro that stopped my distro-hopping days for good. At least on x86_64 so far.

(I don't use x86 32 bit.)

Hyperbola is lightweight, stable, secure, and has hardened packages, for iceweasel (firefox fork) icedove, (thunderbird fork)

and network manager plus the kernel is even hardened.

It does take some know how to get encryption done, unless you have libreboot. :)

But yeah, that guide is more for advanced users, if you don't need encryption, it is easy as cake in my opinion.

It does require freedom compatible hardware though, but it has no backdoors in it whatsoever, especially if you use libreboot.

I give it a 10 mostly because once everything is set up, it will almost never have any issues. Breakages are extremely, extremely, rare and kernel panics I have never had before.


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