Pretend You're Using A Different Linux Distribution With One Docker Command

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  • podman

    Podman: A tool for managing OCI containers and pods.

    This tip works with any tool that supports the Docker API, in addition to Docker itself. I'm running it via Podman, and it works the same way.

  • archweb

    Arch Linux website code

    Lots of developers use Linux, but "Linux" is a vast category. There are a lot of similarities, but a lot of differences, too. Ubuntu and Fedora look and feel pretty similar until you try to install a package - whoops, apt is a little different than dnf. Specific system settings may be stored in different places, and particular commands may be included by default in one but not the other. Then there's even more niche stuff like Arch, which you install piece by piece from a very minimal package set, or Gentoo, which is similar to Arch with the additional caveat that the user compiles all the software locally for their specific hardware. Users of these distros may end up with pretty different-looking operating systems that all fall under the broad Linux umbrella.

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