The container runtime on your desktop, by default.

Fedora Silverblue/Kinoite, openSUSE MicroOS, EndlessOS, and VanillaOS ... it certainly is an exciting time on our journey towards more reliable Linux desktops! Each of them take different approaches to moving towards a more zero-trust/cloud-native approach to the desktop. Fedora and EndlessOS are all in on ostree, openSUSE is using…

Making the most out of distrobox and toolbx

While moving to an image based operating system has been a gamechanger for me it's important to remember that if it's doing it's job it's invisible. My graphical applications are already handled by Flatpak, so I thought I would take some time investing in modernizing my command line workflow. Toolbx…

Building your own custom Fedora Silverblue image

It's been over a year since Asteroid Linus Tech Tips hit the Linux desktop, and I'm happy to report that the move to image-based desktops is making some amazing progress! Recently some things have been landing in Fedora that have enabled me to remove more fragility from the client. Currently,…

Comparing openSUSE MicroOS and Fedora Silverblue 37

With Fedora 37 on the cusp of releasing I thought I'd also check in on openSUSE's MicroOS. The team has been been working diligently on improvements over the course of the year. I thought now would be a nice time to compare and contrast them directly. I have been using…

Toolboxes are not just for special cases

I made a video on how I use distrobox on my desktop, and over time as more and more people have been discovering the value of a cloud-native desktop it's starting to gain some attention! Since SteamOS is an image-based OS right of the bat (must be nice to start…

Does your distro have a plan for the future?

There's lot of options when it comes to desktop linuxes. You might be looking for which one has the best desktop or window manager you like, or some cool feature you can't get anywhere else, or maybe the people you hang out with are experts in one and it makes…

More myths about this "new fangled" Linux desktop

Continuing my series on "immutable linux desktops" (scroll to the end for links), today I'd like to address some more misconceptions and see if I can help drive the discussion forward. So yes, guy who died on that hill thinking that we can't set the hostname on Silverblue, this one's…

On "Wasting disk space"

One of the criticisms people have with containerizing their desktop apps is the "insane amount of space for their environment" that people think it requires. That's a direct quote from a reddit post on the topic from today. Let's have a look Today I'll compare two desktops, one will be…