CRUX is a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution targeting advanced users. This distribution keeps everything simple without hiding a lot under the hood. It provides a .tar.gz based package system, BSD inspired initscripts and relatively smaller collection of packages.

CRUX also includes a ports system which makes installing and upgrading packages easier.


Type Linux
Status Active
Home Page https://crux.nu/
Page Hit Rank (rank/views) 15(6 hits per month)
Base distributions
  • Independent
Desktop Envrionments
  • Openbox
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