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What is blendOS?
blendOS is an immutable distro that lets you make containers of other distros, more details are on the website.
How do I install it?

Read the guide.

What distro containers are supported?
  • Arch
  • AlmaLinux 9
  • Crystal Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora 38
  • Kali Linux (rolling)
  • Neurodebian Bookworm
  • Rocky Linux
  • Ubuntu 22.04
  • Ubuntu 23.04

Our container image list is here.

What desktops are supported?
  • KDE Plasma
  • XFCE
  • Cinnamon
  • Deepin
  • MATE
  • LXQt

Support for more desktops and WMs is on the way.

How do I update?
Updates are handled automatically, using zsync and an ISO-based update system, more details are in the release blog post.
Why can't I use pacman?
A lot of people have asked this.

In v3, we phased out pacman (it's there, just shows an error about a read-only filesystem) in favor of system. To install packages to the host, simply run sudo system install <package>

What happens when I install the same package from multiple distributions? Would there be conflicts?
Nope, there are not going to be any conflicts. In fact, blendOS lets you control which container you would like to prioritize and make assosciations via the blendOS Settings tool. Binaries are called as [binary_name].[container_name].
Can I use an app installed from a distribution on the base OS itself?

Indeed, any apps or CLI utils/binaries you install would be available instantaneously on the base OS itself, so for example, you could use a CLI tool installed in a container directly from the host's terminal, unlike other implementations such as Distrobox.

I installed blendOS on a VirtualBox VM. How do I install the Virtual Box Guest Additions?

You use the system command.

sudo system install virtualbox-guest-utils

If you used a v2 iso, install the Virtual Box Guest Additions with sudo akshara set-custom-packages virtualbox-guest-utils.

If it's frozen on lockfile, run (in a new tab): journalctl -xeu akshara -f to see progress.

I wanna dualboot!

Now you can! Just follow this guide (Appendix B).