Welcome to Adélie Linux

Refined. Reliable. Ready.

Adélie Linux is a completely independent, Libre operating system based on the Linux kernel and musl runtime library.

We focus on reliability, security, compatibility, portability, and usability. These goals are a part of everything we do.

We're proud to have worked for over 5 years to bring you a revolutionary new kind of Linux.


Home Users

Grow your photo library. Stream your favourite music.

Share yourself with the world. Enjoy your computer again.

It's all included with Adélie.



Lower resource consumption. Lower TCO.

Higher security and productivity. On-premises and in the cloud.

Adélie is your new best friend for servers and workstations.


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.