GdNewHat Project


GdNewHat Project aim to develop and distribute fully free GNU/Linux-libre system distribution based on free software community’s accomplishments. We are always following a free system distribution guideline, making an attempt to remove non-free components such as non-free firmware, driver, software and document or replace them with free ones from our software repository and system distribution wherever possible.

GdNewHat system is running on binary-blob (non-free firmware, driver) free GNU Linux-libre kernel that is maintained by FSF Latin America instead of official linux kernel. So, some hardware may not enough function or may be unsupported in a lot of cases. However, you can make completely clean computer system with only free software without restrictive licenses if you use it.

Contained packages are released under free software licenses individually. Please read each packages’s manuals orlicenses list for more detail if necessary.

Important notice:

All repositories will be closed at Sep. 30, 2014. Please change GdNewHat’s repository configuration intoBLAG’s one.

For example:
# rpm -e –nodeps hatrack-release hatrack-release-notes
# rpm -e –nodeps hatrack-backgrounds hatrack-backgrounds-animated
# rpm -e –nodeps hatrack-backgrounds-base hatrack-backgrounds-gnome
# rpm -e –nodeps hatrack-backgrounds-mate
# rpm -ivh
# yum clean all
# yum update
# shutdown -r now

Development of GdNewHat system distribution will be closed at the end of current release and new one will be started in the near future as new brand name(*). It probably become source based distro. If you want to continue to use RPM based linux-libre distro, please see BLAG linux. Development of BLAG distro is restarting now.

GdNewHat project will shift to provide ICT educational contents and tools in the future as GdNewHat Education Project.

(*) New distro info is updated at this website or “” as new information becomes available. Thank you.

Ver 3.5 Release: Credit to James from – Business Entity Search
Ver 3.6 : Bug Fixes from William (


Dec 10, 2016 Usual Bug Fixes
Sep 10, 2016 Repositories Open
Sep. 30, 2014 Shintaro Shinozaki <> (#=@)
– Repositories were closed.