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Alpine Linux

Security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox
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What is Alpine Linux?

Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.
Alpine Linux is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
Alpine Linux is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Alpine Linux's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Alpine Linux?

Companies
93 companies reportedly use Alpine Linux in their tech stacks, including CRED, CircleCI, and deleokorea.

Developers
170 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Alpine Linux.
Pros of Alpine Linux
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Small image size
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Good in containers
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Secure
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Fast

Alpine Linux Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Alpine Linux?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
CoreOS
It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Android OS
It is a mobile platform which powers phones, tablets, watches, TVs, cars etc. It makes doing business easier, in the office or out in the field. Manage entire fleets of devices with a touch. Keep corporate data protected with built-in security. And help your employees get more done.
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Alpine Linux's Followers
285 developers follow Alpine Linux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.