silverblue-site VS distrobox

Compare silverblue-site vs distrobox and see what are their differences.


website for Fedora Silverblue (by fedora-silverblue)


Use any linux distribution inside your terminal. Enable both backward and forward compatibility with software and freedom to use whatever distribution you’re more comfortable with. Mirror available at: (by 89luca89)
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silverblue-site distrobox
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5.1 9.3
8 days ago 3 days ago
HTML Shell
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of silverblue-site. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-26.


Posts with mentions or reviews of distrobox. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-01.
  • The OS to rule them all
    8 projects | | 1 Feb 2023
    The way to rule them all Linux distros: (or this or this).
  • How has your experience with Silverblue/Kinoite been?
    5 projects | | 31 Jan 2023
    Yes, the initial adoption is difficult as you retool your mind to think in terms of "I'll just install this in a container" rather than dnf install to the host. But the benefits of using disposable containers as a means of running software that you don't want to clutter your host with is quite amazing once you have adapted. Things like toolbx and distrobox have made this experience nearly effortless.
  • SQL should be your default choice for data engineering pipelines
    5 projects | | 30 Jan 2023
    I use if I want to try something on another distro
  • [Hobby Scuffles] Week of January 23, 2023
    16 projects | | 23 Jan 2023
    All of the projects involved uses the GPL v3 license. Let's just say, it is a pretty strict license that have been tried and true. While there are some pros and cons in the use of GPL as a license, it is a license that is quite favored in FOSS community because it sort of levels the playing field (coughEEEcough).
    16 projects | | 23 Jan 2023
    As for the rest, I've been testing stuff with distrobox, junest (which is like distrobox, but for arch guest and without the container), and Conty (a lot like Junest but as a single hyper-compressed executable file). Anything requiring an escalation or wanting actual access to root remains an issue, but for the most part, it works well enough.
    16 projects | | 23 Jan 2023
    There are a few reasons why the distro is notable. One, it's made by a very active devs who had also developed Bottles, a free and pretty wrapper for Wine emulation layer used to run Windows games and software. Second, vanillaOS started out with a simple "put immutable attribute to all files and folders in root" which is based on a simple sudo chattr -i command that can be used on any file, making it only almost immutable as you can also just remove the immutable trait; they have since developed a new system called ABroot sorta like Android's AB partition. while a lot of immutable distro expect you to know how to do what you need to do and at most just drops you flatpak pre-installed, not everything is available on the flathub 'store', so vanillaOS put in apx which is a streamlined version of distrobox made in collaboration with the distrobox dev to be able to run other Linux distro in container as well graphical wrapper to manage updates, drivers, and containers.
  • Zero to Nix, an unofficial, opinionated, gentle introduction to Nix
    5 projects | | 23 Jan 2023
    Add to that, distrobox, and you can run a whole separate distro in a rootless container. And what do you know, it appears there is a nixpkg distrobox container.
  • As a noob to fedora but as an arch user (~1yr) what should I know about fedora?
    2 projects | | 21 Jan 2023
  • firefox
    2 projects | | 21 Jan 2023
    maybe you can check out distrobox.
  • run multiple python versions in F37
    3 projects | | 20 Jan 2023
    maybe distrobox and it also won't clog up the system packages.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing silverblue-site and distrobox you can also consider the following projects:

toolbox - Tool for interactive command line environments on Linux

toolbox-vscode - Toolbox Visual Studio Code integration

toolbox - The Docker Toolbox

rustdesk - Open source virtual / remote desktop infrastructure for everyone! The open source TeamViewer alternative. Display and control your PC and Android devices from anywhere at anytime.

wsl-distrod - Distrod is a meta-distro for WSL 2 which installs Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, Gentoo, etc. with systemd in a minute for you. Distrod also has built-in auto-start feature on Windows startup and port forwarding ability.

docker-android - Android in docker solution with noVNC supported and video recording

toolbox-images - deprecated

nix-alien - Run unpatched binaries on Nix/NixOS

flatpak - Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework

nix - Nix, the purely functional package manager

vscode-dev-containers - NOTE: Most of the contents of this repository have been migrated to the new devcontainers GitHub org ( See and for information on creating your own!

muffin - The window management library for the Cinnamon desktop (libmuffin) and its sample WM binary (muffin)