Sailfish x86 is a port of the Sailfish mobile operating system for laptop and tablet x86_64 based PCs, made by Heng Ye. It is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and Sailfish 3.4.

It should run on most devices that can boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The current devices that are being used for testing are:

As of version v0.1, installation is rather difficult. It consists of unpacking a tarball onto a disk and installing GRUB to it. Soon I will make an ISO file to load onto your disk without messing with bootloaders.


Please see https://docs.sailfish-x86.yeheng.org for documentation on Sailfish-x86.


Most things work, but battery loses charge slightly faster due to the absence of correct suspend. However, if correct suspend is implemented, it will break double tap to wake and notifications.

Pictures and Videos

Featured on the Sailfish OS Podcast!

Sailfish x86 on Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) Video

Thinkpad X200T

Sailfish OS on a Thinkpad

GPD Pocket (Picture by @jgibbon)

Sailfish OS on GPD Pocket

Asus X554L (Picture by Diego)

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Note: Sailfish x86 does not have any affiliation with Jolla Ltd.