Refined. Reliable. Ready.

Adélie Linux is a Free, Libre operating environment based on the Linux kernel. We aim for POSIX® compliance, compatibility with a wide variety of computers, and ease of use without sacrificing features, setting us apart from other Linux distributions. We love our community and we rely on your contributions, both code and financial, to bring the best possible experience to everyone.

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We are a small, independent Linux distribution that is focused on delivering a high quality operating environment. We have many defining focuses that set us apart from most mainstream Linux distributions:

Minimal Hardware Requirements

We believe that all people, in all walks of life, at any economic level, deserve the very best that their technology can offer them. Combining the musl libc, kernel tweaking, and our experience, we have created an environment where the KDE Plasma 5 desktop runs in just 384 MB RAM or less.

Truly Libre Software

We only package software that meets our strict Libre Software guidelines. All of our packages are open source and Free Software, and can be freely audited, modified, or remixed at any time. You can rest easy knowing that you can review any and all code running on your Adélie Linux system.

Standard Compliance

We are working side-by-side with kernel engineers, the musl libc project, and other Libre Software communities to create an environment that conforms to global operating system standards.