DownloadsDocumentationCommunityRecipesScreenshots


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/Xorg-Lib/7.4 and /Programs/KDE-Libs/4.2.0. Like it? Learn more...

Repositories converted to Git

Ten years of commits, from CVS, to Subversion, and now to Git: we're happy to announce github.com/gobolinux.

The entire history of commits has been preserved. We tried our best to convert tags, but due to inconsistencies in the format of the tags/ repository over time (perhaps due to CVS→Subversion conversions), not all were saved. Still, most recent releases for Scripts and Compile are properly tagged, though.

There is still work to do: the scripts themselves still need to be converted to point to the new infrastructure. The GitHub repositories will be also cloned at the gobolinux.org infrastructure as a backup, but primary development should happen there. Yes, that means pull requests are welcome!

• 2015-02-27 16:58

New mirrors in Germany, France and the US

We're happy to announce the availability of new mirrors of our latest release. Thanks to Pierre Dennert of layerjet.com, the ISO file of GoboLinux 015 is now available from Germany and France. Thanks also to Viola Zoltán of parancssor.info for hosting the ISO in the United States. Mirror download links are available in our downloads page!

• 2014-08-17 12:04

A video of the GoboLinux 015 installation and desktop

Portuguese blogger Marcelo Salvador of RibaLinux posted a nice video showcasing the GoboLinux 015 installation and desktop. Check it out! He runs the installer and graphic desktop through a virtual machine, as a window inside another distro, so we recommend enabling full-screen and HD when watching.

• 2014-05-21 12:49

GoboLinux 015 announcement presentation - slides and video

GoboLinux 015 was officially announced in a presentation by Lucas Correia Villa Real at FISL 15, the fifteenth International Forum on Free Software, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The slides in English are available here and the video in Portuguese is available in the FISL website.

• 2014-05-09 09:49

Introducing GoboLinux 015

We are pleased to introduce GoboLinux 015, the new major release of GoboLinux, the Linux distribution featuring a rethought file system structure. This is the first full-system image release in a number of years, after a long period in which we kept only updating compilation recipes. Packages were built using both ALFS (Automated Linux from Scratch) and our custom dynamically-generated sandboxed environment which insulates the source code and its dependencies during compilation. Major upgrades include the Enlightenment 18 desktop and kernel version 3.14.2, as well as new versions of the GoboLinux management tools. Please check the Release Notes for details and download instructions.

• 2014-05-07 20:02

GoboLinux 015 beta-3

We are pleased to announce the release of GoboLinux 015 beta3. We have had several updates on this snapshot that include changes to the desktop environment: for the first time, we're shipping the ISO with Enlightenment as a default desktop.

We have also completed the transition from /System/Links to /System/Index.

This snapshot also introduces a number of new packages that should enrich the desktop experience. We have fixed all issues that have been reported since beta2 and worked hard to make this release as polished and close to final as possible.

The ISO can be downloaded here:

GoboLinux-015_beta3-i686.iso

MD5: f92142ed5fcabb8a08584f8dfcc93fdd

Please test it and give us your feedback. You can always reach us on the mailing lists or at the #gobolinux channel on irc.freenode.net!

• 2014-04-21 07:43

GoboLinux 015 beta-2

The second beta of GoboLinux 015 is out! For the full announcement and download links click here.

• 2014-04-07 22:36

GoboLinux 015 beta

Carnival means serious business for us! We have just released GoboLinux 015 beta, which comes with substantial improvements over the alpha snapshot. The full announcement and details on how to download the ISO are available here .

• 2014-03-05 04:21

GoboLinux 015 alpha

After a long hiatus, we are happy to announce that we are working towards a new release of GoboLinux. An alpha version of GoboLinux 015 has been released Today and users are welcome to try it and report their experience with the LiveDVD to let us further improve it. The announcement (which includes links to download the ISO) can be seen here.

• 2014-01-21 18:30

Announcing GoboWing: GoboLinux for Cygwin

Fabio Mierlo announced today a new project called GoboWing. It is a port of the GoboLinux tools to Cygwin, allowing them to be used on top of Windows. It is currently based on Rootless and aims to become a full Gobo-ified Cygwin distro. The first public release is GoboWing 0.0.4 and it is now available -- the installation instructions guide you through the installation of Cygwin and the application of the GoboWing modifications.

• 2010-04-01 20:08

<<<



Downloads

Downloads

Current version is 015. 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.
Documentation

Docs

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...

Community

Community

These are the focal points for the GoboLinux community:

] the users mailing list (archives, search), where users and developers alike talk about Gobo and help each other out;
] the developers mailing list (archives, search), where development takes place;
] the users online forum, also a place for users discussion;
] the GoboLinux Knowledge Base, our community wiki;
] the bug tracker, where you can report problems;
] The GoboLog - developer's blog, where ideas come to life

You can also join us at #gobolinux, at irc.freenode.net

Recipes

Latest recipes

] VKeybd 0.1.18d-r1
] PureData 0.45_4-r1
] Apache-Maven 3.3.3_bin-r1
] FlashPlayer 11.2.202.460-r1
] Perl 5.20.2-r1
] Git 2.4.1-r1
] Hicolor-Icon-Theme 0.15-r1
] Enlightenment 0.19.5-r1
] KSH 93u_20120801-r1
] GDB 7.9-r1

Recipes are the source compilation scripts, used by the Compile tool. More recipes...

RSS
Screenshots

Screenshots

Want to see GoboLinux in action? Check out our screenshots gallery.