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Nicely Updated.

Designed to last over time and always be faithful to you.

Vanilla OS is an Ubuntu Linux based Point Release distribution that receives updates at the right time, neither before nor after, without sacrificing security and functionality.

Work.

Your faithful colleague by day.

Vanilla OS is designed to be a reliable and productive operating system for your daily work. The GNOME Desktop is the perfect environment for your daily tasks, with a clean and intuitive interface, everything is at your fingertips.

Thanks to a wide range of applications, Vanilla OS is ready to meet your needs, whether you are a developer, a designer, a student or a simple user.

Vanilla OS - Rnote!

Gaming.

Your teammate by night.

Play your favorite video games without worrying about setting up your devices. Vanilla OS offers the latest Linux kernel, ensuring support with the latest devices and the latest performance improvements.

Thanks to an integrated driver manager, your GPU will no longer be a problem, be it AMD®, Intel® or NVIDIA®, if something is missing, just open the driver manager and follow the suggestions, it's that simple.

Vanilla OS - Gaming!
Vanilla OS - Apps!

Complete.

Access a large catalog of applications.

Choice.

Your system, your choices.

Vanilla OS is an operating system that respects your choices, you are in control, always.

At the first start you can choose which package format to use in Vanilla OS (Flatpak, Snap, Appimage ..), you choose and Vanilla OS will take care of the rest, putting you in the situation to start without problems.

Vanilla OS - Package Managers!

Immutable..

..but also not.

Vanilla OS is an immutable operating system, core parts of the system are locked down to prevent unwanted changes and corruption from third party applications or a faulty update. Some paths are still writable, such as the home and configurations directories, this allows the user to keep their files and ensure the normal functioning of applications.

Core components are only updated via controlled and atomic transactions, which are applied only on success and made available on reboot.

Need to install a component in the core system? No problem, you can open a transactional shell at any time, make your changes and let the system apply them atomically!

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Vanilla OS - Immutable!

Free & Open Source.

You don't have to and you will never have to pay.

Vanilla OS is built on free and Open Source technologies and software and does not require any payment to be used, it is simply already yours.

All system components are released under Open Source licenses and the code is available for your review, contribution or forking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked.

Why Ubuntu Based?

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Vanilla OS aims to be a stable and compatible distribution. Ubuntu is a distribution that respects both of these canons, being updated with strict control, without having to give up functionality and security.

Why not a rolling release?

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Vanilla OS is a distribution that aims to be stable and reliable, the rolling release model is not always the best choice for this since applications and packages are updated too often, reducing the testing time and increasing the risk of errors.

Thanks to Flatpak, Snap and Appimage, the user can always have the latest version of the applications they use, without having to wait for the next release of Vanilla OS.

Why not OStree or [put_name_here]?

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Vanilla OS uses an A/B structure (ABRoot), which transits updates atomically between two root micropartitions. The benefits of this system are the guarantee that the system is altered only when the entire transaction is successful (concept of atomicity), furthermore the double root partition structure allows you to roll back to the previous state, directly from your boot, you will always have a home to come back to.

This structure, unlike others, is compatible with already existing distributions and does not require a complex setup and allows easy re-initialization of the system without data loss.

Technologies

Vanilla OS is made possible by the following technologies.

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