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it is based on Alpine Edge right now. We want to change it to a stable version in the future [https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/issues/5 pmaports#5].
== Why is postmarketOS based on Alpine Linux? ==
The biggest upside is, that Alpine is small. The base installation is about '''5 MB'''! Only because of that, our development/installation tool <code>pmbootstrap</code> is able to abstract everything in chroots and therefore keep the development environment the same, no matter which Linux distribution your host runs on.