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DistroWatch.com: Guix System Distribution

Guix System Distribution

Last Update: 2016-12-25 21:02 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 2 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/
User Forums --
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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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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 0.12.0 0.9.0
Release Date 2016-12-21 2015-11-04
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs 1 USB 1 USB
Free Download IMG IMG
Installation Text Text
Default Desktop n/a n/a
Package Management Guix Guix
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual No No
Asian Language Support
Full Package List 0.12.0 0.9.0
Package 0.12.0 0.9.0
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.0.27.1 1.0.27.1
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.0-P3) 9.10.4 --
chromium (57.0.2987.133) -- --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.1 2.1.0
dhcp (4.3.5) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (52.0.2) -- --
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.3 2.6
gcc (6.3.0) 4.7.4 5.2.0
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.25) 2.21 2.21
gnome-shell (3.24.0) 3.20.4 --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.14 2.6.6
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.32 1.12.17
grub (2.00) 2.02 2.00beta2
gtk+ (3.22.11) -- --
httpd (2.4.25) 2.4.23 2.4.16
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.91 0.91
k3b (2.0.3a) -- --
kmod (24) 22 17
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.1) 5.1.5.2 5.0.0.2
linux (4.10.7) 4.1.36 4.2.5
Package 0.12.0 0.9.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) 10.1.19 10.0.20
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.1 --
mesa (17.0.2) 13.0.2 11.0.3
mysql (5.7.17) 5.7.16 5.6.25
nautilus (3.24.0) 3.20.2 --
NVIDIA (378.13) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (8u121) -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.0p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2j 1.0.2
perl (5.24.1) 5.24.0 5.16.1
php (7.1.3) 7.0.14 --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.5.5 9.3.8
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.12 2.7.10
qt (5.8.0) 1.2.0 1.2.0
samba (4.6.1) 4.5.3 3.6.25
systemd (233) -- --
thunderbird (45.8.0) -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.0 4.12.0
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.16.4

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Version: 0.12.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-22
Votes: 0


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: 0


a functional distribution with an increasing number of available packages


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