How well does Minecraft run in Fedora Silverblue?

I’m trying to be more security-conscious, so Fedora Silverblue caught my attention because it shares the immutability of the only other most secure OS I knew (Chrome OS) and added locally running applications rather than relying mostly on web apps (I know Chrome OS also has Android and Linux apps, but my use case is mostly web-based).

Because I used to daily drive Chrome OS, I think I would be perfectly fine with Silverblue except for in one area: Minecraft. I would like to play block game on my Linux machine for convenience reasons. I think this could be the main thing that keeps me on Fedora Workstation instead of Silverblue.

If you use Silverblue, I have a few questions:

  1. Can you play Minecraft through the flatpak on Flathub?
  2. Is the experience good using the Minecraft flatpak, as in FPS and such all work reasonably well? I’m used to being at least at around 60 FPS if not higher.
  3. Can you use mods like Optifine or Fabric, as well as the related mods like Sodium, Phosphor, and Lithium?
  4. Can you use the PolyMC flatpak and does it also work reasonably well?
  5. Can mods and such also be used in PolyMC?

I have used both of these flatpaks in the past, so I expect that experience will be the same. However, I wanted to ask just in case there are problems or differences that I’m not aware of.

No you are mistaken chrome os is not most secure os available considering windows it is secure than that but if you want most secure there are very little option available qubes os build on fedora in most cases redhat base systems are far more secure then chrome os though they share same kernel. And other option is open bsd build from freebsd.
I have tried Minecraft it is good. I use normal workstation.
Silverblue is good something like a nix like system uses rpmostree.
You can easily go with that. Even normal workstation is also good.

What are you using now? If you are using a Linux system, you can install the Flatpak version and test it yourself. This should give you the best idea of how it will work for you since we can’t judge performance unless we have the same hardware as yourself.

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I’m currently using Fedora Workstation 36 and using flatpaks for both Minecraft and PolyMC. I figured they would be the same experience, but just wanted to be sure.

I was also interested if the downloaded mods would be affected. Can I assume that no matter what, if it works in the flatpak it should work in Silverblue?

I am currently using Fedora Workstation; I was just thinking about whether to switch to Silverblue.

From what I understand, Chrome OS is super secure, though not private of course because it operates in the same way as the Chrome browser when it comes to privacy. That said, I’m also familiar with Qubes OS and other RHEL family distros, but Qubes is too advanced for my threat model, lol.

That’s a safe assumption. I don’t know what is involved in installing the mods. But as long as all the modifications are done in your home directory, it will work in Silverblue.


I’m not sure either if that’s how the mods work, but I am relatively sure that is the case, that all of it stays in the home directory or somewhere in the flatpak.

Ok, that makes me feel better. Thank you!

That is right chrome os is as secure as gentoo is not super secure and due to close source nature it can’t be verified its security. In terms of privacy chrome os fails.and privacy and security is same like you don’t want to share browsing history with 3rd party in some case it gets hacked and they know that and in another case they always know that by default just because it is Google you are assuming it is breach of privacy not security is wrong.
silverblue is good as it only use non root flatpak as a app installation.
I have tried with Minecraft and minetest both work nicely if you don’t touch your root. With any modification it is already isolated with due to flatpak so i don’t think there is any issue. I never tried any mod as i rarely play so you can try. I think there should be no issues.

if you like kde you might like it same project with kde

That means it is not secure. It shares data with google. While it may be reasonable protected from attack the fact that it phones home with some of your data means it is far from truly secure and certainly not private.

To me, ‘secure’ means nothing in or out without explicit permission.

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