Flatpaks provide a level of abstraction from the host desktop system. This is ideal for security, app consistency, and app distribution. Flatpaks are built using OSTree and container technologies, so there are many "secret" features that you may not be aware of. Below are a coupel stand-out feature that developers
Fedora Silverblue includes functionality to automatically stage and deploy system updates. While this functionality is available out of the box, it is not enabled by default. When enabled, the system will download and prepare new updates in the background of regular system usage. After the update is committed and the
When using the Software application in Fedora, you will notice a Source drop-down in the top-right corner of some application pages. This option appears when Software has detected that the application is available from multiple software repositories. To get started, lets open the Software application. On a fresh install, you
Toolbox is an application to provide the traditional command line tools within Fedora Silverblue. Most of the time, you will want to install desktop applications as flatpaks and command line tools in a toolbox. However, there are instances when a flatpak has not been developed, you may may just want
Silverblue is an immutable operating system, meaning the core system can not be modified. Because the core system can not be modified, we require abstraction tools to separate user tools from the atomic system. There are 3 primary tools that Silverblue provide to accomplish this feat: Flatpak, Toolbox and containers.
Fedora includes the open source "nouveau" drivers out of the box which provide Nvidia graphics compatibility. Availability of the open source drivers are an amazing accomplishment. However, some users may want to take advantage of the performance improvements provided by the proprietary drivers. Below are two sets of instructions that
There are loads of distos available and everybody has their own opinion. And here is mine: Fedora Silverblue. I want to first clarify that Fedora currently releases two different versions of the desktop: Fedora Workstation and Fedora Silverblue. Fedora Silverblue is currently labelled as an "emerging" edition because it is