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CRUX is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is keep it simple, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it easy to install and upgrade applications.

Current release is 3.2.


2015-11-22: CRUX 3.2 released

CRUX 3.2 has been released! Please check out the Release Notes, the ChangeLog and the Handbook, and download CRUX 3.2 right here.

2014-07-16: CRUX 3.1 released

CRUX 3.1 has been released! Check out the Release Notes, ChangeLog and Handbook. To download CRUX 3.1, head over here.

2013-09-12: Short Server downtime

After a hard disk failure we had to shut down the server for a short time. Once again Charlie from Kalmar NDC quickly replaced the disk things for us. Huge thanks!

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