- blendOS is an interesting Linux-based operating system that combines the best sides of Arch Linux, Fedora, and Ubuntu.
- blendOS is based on Arch Linux, but any app from any of the distros that blendOS supports can be used.
- blendOS was created to bring together the best features of the most popular Linux distros, putting an end to “distro-hopping”.
blendOS is a new operating system that combines the best of Arch Linux, Fedora Linux, and Ubuntu. Users can use apps from all these distributions, have multiple DEs, or use distributions in separate sessions. The blendOS project is led by Rudra Saraswat, the young Creator and Project Leader of Ubuntu Unity. While blendOS is based on Arch Linux, you can use any app from any of the distros that blendOS supports, or install a desktop environment using any of the distros and run the distros in standalone sessions.
Imagine having all your Linux distros (Arch, Fedora, Ubuntu) at your fingertips in a single OS at the same time 🤔 Say goodbye to distro-hopping and hello to the future with blendOS, an immutable OS that seamlessly blends all your Linux distros together 🤓https://t.co/FSRjrPU4np pic.twitter.com/cwdcWfk5r9
— blendOS (@blend_os) January 26, 2023
What it offers
blendOS was created to combine the best features of Arch Linux, Fedora, and Ubuntu, ending “distro-hopping” as the creator calls it. If users find themselves torn between distros, this seems to be the best option to go for.
- Support for multiple DEs.
- Individual sessions for distros.
- Apps from any distribution.
- Use any package manager in a single shell.
- Flatpak support.
The containers are created automatically the first time you use Fedora Linux or Ubuntu’s native package managers. This allows you to use blend, pacman, dnf, or apt from the same shell.
blendOS comes with a GNOME desktop environment by default but you can get any desktop environment of your choice such as Xfce or KDE Plasma.
You can click here to download the first release of blendOS.
If you are using ISO boot for virtual machines, you must enable “UEFI” or the operating system will not be detected.