GoboLinux is an alternative Linux distribution which
redefines the entire filesystem hierarchy.

In GoboLinux you don't need a package database because
the filesystem is the database: each program resides in its own directory,
such as /Programs/LibX11/1.6.9 and /Programs/GCC/9.2.0. Like it? Learn more...

Latest news

Announcing GoboLinux 017!

We are super happy to announce GoboLinux 017! It is a complete update of the system, bringing the distribution up to date for new machines.

This release introduces a simplified model for recipe management and contribution that's fully integrated with the Compile build tool, and also features updates on hardware and software sides of things.

Read more about what's new in GoboLinux 017 and download the Live ISO image to give it a spin!

• 2020-05-25 00:00

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The current version is 017. It is a Live environment which can be run from a DVD, USB drive and also be installed into your hard drive. Give it a spin!

Check out the mirror list.


GoboLinux is pretty different from the other Linux distributions you may be used to, so it's a good idea to read more about it...


These are the main focal points of the GoboLinux community:

] The users mailing list (archives, search), where users and developers alike talk about Gobo and help each other out;
] The GoboLinux wiki, our collaborative documentation site, where everyone is welcome to contribute;
] You can also join us at the #gobolinux IRC channel, at irc.freenode.net

More at our Community page.

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