Linux Distributions

blendOS – lightweight atomic and declarative Arch system

blendOS is an immutable operating system and billed as a “seamless blend of all Linux distributions, Android apps and web apps”.

The distro employs a special architecture to implement immutability and updates. This is designed to prevent you destroying your system. For example, it’s designed to stop you deleting all of your system directories, or worse, with a simple recursive remove operation. The atomic updates ensure your system does not end up in a half-broken state by replacing your old root filesystem with a new one cleanly.

The distro is based on Arch Linux. Use custom packages, kernels, drivers and desktop environments on a minimal, atomic Arch Linux base system.

blendOS offers support for applications and binaries from several distributions and Android, without the fear of breaking your system through the use of podman containers. It supports the following distro containers:

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Working state:Active
Desktop:Cinnamon, Deepin, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, Xfce
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:Pacman, Flatpak
Release Model:Rolling
Developer:blendOS Team
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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