What Sets Us Apart

Adélie Linux is a binary Linux distribution that focuses on the following unique goals:

Full POSIX® compliance
One of our primary goals is to create a Linux distribution that actually passes POSIX® certification. We aren't there yet, but we have made several strides…
Multi-architecture compatibility
Adélie Linux is one of the few binary distributions left that target non-x86_64 CPUs. We believe that hardware belongs to you, and that you should be free to do whatever you like with the hardware you own. Currently, Adélie Linux runs on PowerPC (32-bit), PowerPC (64-bit), Intel x86 (32-bit), Intel x86_64, ARMv7, and 64-bit ARM.
Flexibility over politics
We ship a wide variety of packages because we believe you should be able to make your own choices and decisions when using your computer. We provide the mechanisms, and you can make your own policies.
Installation routines that make sense
We are putting major effort into writing our own installer, code-named Horizon, that will be just as flexible as our distro. Our goals for Horizon include fully scripted installations, a quick start mode for people new to Linux, and the ability to fully customise disk layouts and packages installed for those who know exactly what they want.

Stop In and Say Hi

We'd love to hear from you. You can find us all over the Internet!

irc.interlinked.me #Adelie — port 6697 or 9999, TLS only
Mailing Lists
Index of mailing lists
Mastodon / Pleroma / GNU/Social

Meet the Core Team

Adélie Linux is brought to you by the following people, and Users Like You. Thank you.

A. Wilcox (awilfox)

Almost everything; POSIX® specification knowledge, musl patches, porting, walking reference on x86 and PowerPC CPUs.
Growing up, my grandfather introduced me to computer programming on his PC XT. My grandmother was a computer programmer at a university, and my mother was a Perl scripter for our church's Web site in the 1990s. I've always been around technology and my family's wonderful legacy of nerdiness lives on in me.

I have a passion for using technology to solve problems, and thoroughly enjoy helping others. I'm at my happiest when these combine, and I'm able to help people through software I've written. In my spare time I like to listen to EDM and jazz, play the piano and guitar, read books, and spend time with good friends and family.

Elizabeth Myers (Bureaucat)

Installation routines, including the back-end of Project Horizon.

Horst Burkhardt (mc680x0)

Linux kernel (maintains easy-kernel), PPC porting, games, Java, Emacs, photography, m68k architecture.
Growing up, a recurring theme was "making old things work again". From the derelicted Apple II in my kindergarten classroom, to old LCs and Colour Classics at my high school, the various cameras I collect, and the clocks I occasionally repair. Now, working with my fellow Adélie contributors, I can make yet more mechanisms reach the peak of their performance.