With the release of Neak, the moonOS team uses the GoboHide tool from GoboLinux to compile a Linux kernel that uses a file hierarchy exclusive to moonOS. The new file system is designed to be easy and clutter-free. This release also brought various changes, including: updated kernel (a 200 line patch), Synapse for easy application/file searching, the switch to GNOME (from Enlightenment), and the new AppShell framework. The AppShell framework is a newly created way of installing applications in Linux by in a way similar to OS X. Under this system, applications can be installed on the system by dragging the corresponding .appshell file into the AppFiles folder.