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…

Let's just kill the silly myths

I know that Ubuntu 22.04 is out and everyone's all fired up about everything and there's discussions on the net about snaps and flatpaks and appimages and all this stuff, so I'm tired of just reposting the same things so let me get the basics out of the way.…

Catching up with openSUSE MicroOS

It's been long overdue for me to check in with Team Green, so I spent some time this evening catching up on my openSUSE MicroOS desktop. If you're unfamiliar with it check out my awesome-immutable [https://github.com/castrojo/awesome-immutable] list, which has links to introductory videos and basic concepts.…

Desktop upgrades don't have to suck!

Sometimes when people ask me about image-based desktops they look at their existing setup and say "But it's been running awesome since 2009!". Since I know how to Linux I can reasonably upgrade a traditional distro like Debian or Ubuntu and be ok. For lots of people, it can go…