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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 3.7.


2022-09-26: CRUX 3.7 released

CRUX 3.7 has been released! Please check out the Release Notes, the ChangeLog and the Handbook, and download CRUX 3.7 right here.

2021-06-15: IRC channels

We are moving our IRC channels to a new host, Libera.Chat, which is run by a Swedish non-profit organisation.

2020-12-12: CRUX 3.6.1 released

CRUX 3.6.1 is a bugfix release which fixes a single non-critical bug during update. See the report here. Note: if you already installed 3.6 you do NOT need to reinstall.

2020-12-08: CRUX 3.6 released

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