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DistroWatch.com: NixOS

NixOS

Last Update: Sunday 20 April 2014 00:20 GMT


NixOS is an independently developed GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In NixOS, the entire operating system, including the kernel, applications, system packages and configuration files, are built by the Nix package manager. Nix stores all packages in isolation from each other; as a result there are no /bin, /sbin, /lib or /usr directories and all packages are kept in /nix/store instead. Other innovative features of NixOS include reliable upgrades, rollbacks, reproducible system configurations, source-based model with binaries, and multi-user package management. Although NixOS is a research project, it is a functional and usable operating system that includes hardware detection, KDE as the default desktop, and systemd for managing system services.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 200 (54), 6 months: 124 (107), 3 months: 84 (216), 4 weeks: 58 (299), 1 week: 34 (530)


NixOS Summary
Distribution NixOS
Home Page http://nixos.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.science.uu.nl/mailman/listinfo/nix-dev
User Forums --
Documentation http://nixos.org/nixos/docs.html
https://nixos.org/wiki/
Screenshots http://nixos.org/nixos/screenshots.html
Download Mirrors http://nixos.org/nixos/download.html
Bug Tracker https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issues
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Reviews  
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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 13.10.35732 13.10
Release Date 2014/04/19 2013/10/31
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop KDE KDE
Package Management Nix Nix
Office Suite Calligra, LibreOffice --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems    
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Package 13.10.35732 13.10
abiword (3.0.0) -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.27.2) 1.0.26 1.0.26
ati-driver (13.251) -- --
bash (4.3) 4.2 4.2
bind (9.9.5) 9.9.5 --
chromium (34.0.1847.116) -- --
cups (1.7.2) 1.5.4 1.5.4
dhcp (4.3.0) 4.1-ESV-R6 --
e2fsprogs (1.42.9) 1.42.8 1.42.8
firefox (28.0) 25.0.1 --
freetype (2.5.3) 2.4.12 2.4.12
gcc (4.8.2) 4.7.3 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.10) 2.8.6 --
glibc (2.19) 2.17 2.17
gnome-shell (3.12.1) -- --
gnucash (2.6.3) 2.4.15 --
gnumeric (1.12.14) -- --
grub (2.00) 2.00 2.00
gtk+ (3.12.1) 3.8.8 --
httpd (2.4.9) 2.4.7 --
inkscape (0.48.4) 0.48.4 --
k3b (2.0.2) 2.0.2 --
kdelibs (4.13.0) 4.11.2 4.10.5
kmod (17) 12 12
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 --
libreoffice (4.2.3) 4.0.5 --
Package 13.10.35732 13.10
linux (3.14.1) 3.12.15 3.4.67
lxde-common (0.5.5) -- --
mariadb (10.0.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.8.0) -- --
MesaLib (10.1.1) 9.1.7 9.1.6
mysql (5.6.17) 5.5.34 5.1.72
nautilus (3.12.0) -- --
NVIDIA (334.21) -- --
openbox (3.5.2) -- --
openjdk (7u40) 7u6b24 --
openssh (6.6p1) 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.0.1g) 1.0.1g 1.0.1e
perl (5.18.2) 5.16.3 5.16.3
php (5.5.11) 5.4.23 --
postfix (2.11.0) 2.8.12 --
postgresql (9.3.4) 9.2.6 9.2.5
Python (3.4.0) 2.7.6 2.7.5
qt (5.2.1) 4.8.5 4.8.5
samba (4.1.7) 3.6.22 3.6.18
systemd (212) 203 203
thunderbird (24.4.0) 17.0.11 --
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.1.4) 2.1.1 --
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.10.2 --
xine-lib (1.2.5) 1.2.2 --
xorg-server (1.15.1) 1.13.4 1.13.4


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