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DistroWatch.com: Guix System Distribution

Guix System Distribution

Last Update: 2017-05-22 16:38 UTC


Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The operating system provides advanced package management features such as transactional upgrades and roll-backs, reproducible build environments, unprivileged package management, and per-user profiles. It uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, but packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language.

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Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 3 review(s).


Guix System Distribution Summary
Distribution Guix System Distribution (GuixSD)
Home Page https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/
Mailing Lists http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/
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Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/html_node/GNU-Distribution.htmlhttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual
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Download Mirrors https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/download/
Bug Tracker https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-guix
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-05-22: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.13.0
 • 2016-12-25: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.12.0
 • 2016-08-03: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.11.0
 • 2016-03-29: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.10.0
 • More GuixSD releases...

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Feature 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
Release Date 2017-05-22 2016-12-21 2015-11-04
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 USB 1 USB 1 USB
Free Download IMG IMG IMG
Installation Text Text Text
Default Desktop n/a n/a n/a
Package Management Guix Guix Guix
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual No No No
Asian Language Support
Full Package List 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
Package 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.1 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.1-P1) 9.11.1 9.10.4 --
chromium (59.0.3071.109) -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.0
dhcp (4.3.5) -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (54.0) -- -- --
freetype (2.8) 2.7.1 2.6.3 2.6
gcc (7.1.0) 4.7.4 4.7.4 5.2.0
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.25) 2.21 2.21 2.21
gnome-shell (3.24.2) 3.22.2 3.20.4 --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.16 2.6.14 2.6.6
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.32 1.12.32 1.12.17
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.00beta2
gtk+ (3.22.16) -- -- --
httpd (2.4.26) 2.4.25 2.4.23 2.4.16
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 0.91 0.91
k3b (17.04.2) -- -- --
kmod (24) 24 22 17
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.1.2 5.1.5.2 5.0.0.2
linux (4.11.7) 4.11.2 4.1.36 4.2.5
Package 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.9.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) 10.1.23 10.1.19 10.0.20
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.1 1.16.1 --
mesa (17.1.3) 17.0.4 13.0.2 11.0.3
mysql (5.7.18) 5.7.18 5.7.16 5.6.25
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.22.2 3.20.2 --
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (8u131) -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.4p1 7.0p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.2
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.0 5.24.0 5.16.1
php (7.1.6) 7.1.5 7.0.14 --
plasma-desktop (5.10.2) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.6.3 9.5.5 9.3.8
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.13 2.7.12 2.7.10
qt (5.9.0) 1.2.0 1.2.0 1.2.0
samba (4.6.5) 4.5.8 4.5.3 3.6.25
systemd (233) -- -- --
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.5.1 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.0 4.12.0 4.12.0
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.16.4

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Version: 0.13.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-05
Votes: 0


Only utilizes Free/Libre software. Doesn't use systemd as init system (but not for systemd hater reasons), instead use GNU Shepherd. Almost all aspects of system is guile, what more could you want?


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Version: 0.12.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-22
Votes: 10


I give this a 10/10 because this distribution of GNU and GNU/Linux operating system utilizes the GNU Guix package manager and GNU shepherd init system while only comprising of freedom-respecting software. In the future it may become a high quality distro for broad use once it becomes officially stable and thus becomes production ready.


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Version: 0.12.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-20
Votes: 1


a functional distribution with an increasing number of available packages


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