Common Questions

What's in a name?

The Adélie penguin is closely related to the Gentoo penguin, and Adélie Linux traces its roots to Gentoo Linux. Adélie is not a Gentoo fork and has little, if anything, to show for that now. The penguin itself was named after the wife of a French explorer.

Who's behind Adélie?

Officially, no single individual. We're a group of like-minded hackers who want a better Linux distribution.
Historically, it was started by A. Wilcox and others around 2015 but has taken on several forms since then.

Do you offer paid support?

What we call "Enterprise Support" is handled by a separate organization and we will gladly refer your inquiries. Depending on the nature of such an inquiry, you may be directed to an individual software consultant who acts in their own capacity.

Independent by design.

Adélie is an independent Linux distribution committed to integrity, privacy, and user freedom. Your donation might be tax-deductible.