How good is silverblue!

I’m really enjoying using this OS!

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Supeeer good, I used it at work :stuck_out_tongue:

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It’s pretty nice. I hope to see toolbox made more ergonomic (I much prefer distrobox personally) but in general it feels really good, the type of distro you can see yourself running for a decade.

It’s not ready for most users yet, but I hope to see the Fedora project giving themselves a deadline to adopt it fully and give it the same level of QA as Workstation.

I have used Silverblue since F27, and it has been stable throughout, with the exception of my own foibles, and occasionally actual bugs along the way. It has always proven recoverable, even if the underlying issue was not resolved readily. I like that it is a core commit based upon that version of Workstation, so get’s the QA loving as a consequence of the source, and it is at a particular known version at deployment which is repeatable across multiple installations. So Immutable, reprovisionable and anti-hysteresis as @walters says.

Fedora Silverblue is the best. My biased opinion. Linux, check. Btrfs, check. RPM & Flatpak under the hood (as opposed to deb and snap), check. Immutable, check. Podman and toolbox, check and check.

I just updated tonight and found most of the Fedora Flatpaks have updated to the GNOME 42 versions, very happy about that. Haven’t had a real issue in years now, also haven’t had a desire to use anything else :slight_smile: Fedora Silverblue is the best.

I have switched my main rig and spare rig to Silverblue. I love it really and enjoy it :slight_smile:

My first day using Fedora of any kind and have a few thoughts.

This is REALLY polished. I mean, KDE connect feels like it has better integration than it does in Plasma.

Managing this is going to take some getting used to. I’m used to using a package manager for everything. You kinda have that but with it split between the system and flatpak, it keeps stuff very compartmentalized. I don’t know how I feel about it yet. On one hand, I really like compartmentalization because it means I can’t screw something else up that I’ve already worked hard to set up. It’s the reason I really like things like Docker for servers. I can get one thing set up and then not have to worry about settings on something else interfering.

On the other hand, this takes a drastically different way to think about how the operating system is managed. You really have to think about whether something is going to hang out in user space exclusively or if it would be better to layer it into the base image.

I’m really going to have to dig in and learn how toolbox works to gain the flexibility I had in other distributions. Again, it’s compartmentalized so I can play to my heart’s content. If I screw something up, just erase and make a new container.

Right now, I’m still using Arch as my daily driver but I have silverblue on an extra computer and a virtual machine on my daily driver laptop to play with.

The secret is installing Arch Linux in a toolbox :slight_smile:

I love Fedora on the desktop, but having access to AUR as a developer is such a great experience, so I run emacs-git and the myriad of LSP tools that aren’t packaged for Fedora but are distributed in AUR inside the toolbox.

With Silverblue I have the best of both worlds: the stability of Fedora as the host, with the flexibility of Arch Linux nested within.

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I’m going to need to look into this. That sounds amazing. I do love Arch because of the AUR and the fact that if it’s not something weird and proprietary, it’s going to be in there.

Yea I have Arch Linux in distrobox :slight_smile: on top of FSB
So it’s really good working :slight_smile:

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So now you guys have be curious about distrobox. I just installed it and got arch up and running. This is crazy! I’ve even got an application inside my arch container showing up in my menu!

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It’s pretty slick.

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