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    @wind-gmbh said in Silverblue - for container-based software:

    But unfortunately No in regarding the ton of work that could be necessary to support Cloudron.

    There is another important aspect as to why Ubuntu is the underlying platform for Cloudron. A lot (if not all) hosting providers are offering servers with this os preinstalled, which makes it easy to get started with Cloudon. If MicroOS would be the (only) supported choice then Cloudron users would be limited to hosting options which either provide it by default, or allow admins to install their own os (which could be a challenge for some).

    If I remember correctly both Nebulon and Girish are former Suse employees, so I'd wager they would be biased towards MicroOS otherwise 😄

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    Flatpack and Appimage formats do not provide the kind of process and filesystem isolation that Docker does. I would not be comfortable running run a service like Cloudron if it allowed running things other than well-defined/managed containers.

    Yes, there are ways to break isolation and escalate out of a Docker container, but flatpack apps can, essentially, write anywhere on my system. Updating the ecosystem is also much more difficult; by comparison, it is possible to auto-build Docker containers from source and track recent updates/manage timely security vulns in a way that flatpack/appimage packages do not/rarely do.