You can imagine Talos as a container image, in that it is immutable and built with a single purpose in mind. In this case, that purpose is Kubernetes. Talos tightly integrates with Kubernetes, and is not meant to be a general use Linux distribution.
Talos is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
Talos is an open source tool with 1.07K Github Stars and 50 Github Forks. Here’s a link to Talos's open source repository on Github
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Talos.