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: https://gitlab.com/89luca89/distrobox (by 89luca89)

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  • Show HN: Convert your Containerfile to a bootable OS
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 May 2024
    That seems more like Distrobox to me(?) https://distrobox.it/
  • Windows 11 now comes with its own adware
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Apr 2024
    Regarding the stability issue on a dev machine - you may be interested in playing with one of the immutable-os distros, such as SilverBlue (fedora based).

    The high-level take-away is you can't break your actual OS since it's root filesystem is read-only, and you use "pet" containers (on docker, podman, whatever) to do your work in. Applications are either sandboxed via Flatpak, or installed/run inside your pet containers. If your pet container dies, you cry about it for a moment, and when you're ready you get a new one - your actual os and other containers remain unaffected.

    I use distrobox[1] to create/run the pet containers.

    [1] https://github.com/89luca89/distrobox

  • Tools for Linux Distro Hoppers
    7 projects | dev.to | 27 Mar 2024
    Distrobox is a tool that enables us to try Linux distro CLI, including their package manager. This requires a containerization tool (e.g., Docker). In Windows, this can be achieved using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)
  • Distrobox: Use any Linux distribution inside your terminal
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Feb 2024
  • Fedora Atomic Desktops
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Feb 2024
    I use containerized versions of things, ubuntu and chainguard images mostly.

    You can always create containers with init if that's how you want to do that though. Some distros publish images that come that way: https://github.com/89luca89/distrobox/blob/main/docs/useful_...

  • Raspberry Pi is manufacturing 70K Raspberry Pi 5s per week
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jan 2024
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38505448 ... https://github.com/89luca89/distrobox/blob/main/docs/useful_...
  • Operating System?
    1 project | /r/SteamDeck | 11 Dec 2023
    Yes, you can do that but I've seen others use something like distrobox to run linux inside of SteamOS: https://github.com/89luca89/distrobox/blob/main/docs/posts/steamdeck_guide.md
  • How much will I screw up my system after installing Merkuro Calendar (KDE Akonadi application), formerly called Kalendar, on GNOME?
    1 project | /r/gnome | 11 Dec 2023
    For such cases you might use something like this: https://github.com/89luca89/distrobox
  • Battery consumption of using remote development with WSL2?
    2 projects | /r/bashonubuntuonwindows | 7 Dec 2023
    Btw #3: Depending on what the user is trying to accomplish, e.g. maybe to make WSL(2) itself more of a "subsystem" than a "container engine", using something like Distrobox or nsbox.dev can be a good idea (along with Docker or Podman in Distrobox's case; the other one uses systemd-nspawn).
  • Cannot run containers with Distrobox
    1 project | /r/debian | 7 Dec 2023
    1. Find here in "Containers Distros" section the distro image that you want to install ("Toolbox" versions are better because they are configured for Distrobox) and get it URL: https://distrobox.it/compatibility/#containers-distros 2. Use that URL to create Distrobox: distrobox create -i registry.fedoraproject.org/fedora-toolbox:39 -n fedora_1_39 3. Enter Distrobox fedora_1_39: distrobox enter fedora_1_39 4. You are already in Distrobox console. Look at the name in console, it should be include the container name. 5. To exit Distrobox: exit 6. If you run: distrobox list you will see all distroboxes on the system. You will also see that distrobox that we exited is still running. 7. To stop distrobox use commands: distrobox stop fedora_1_39
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