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NixOS


Last Update: 2023-09-27 14:21 UTC


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 started as a research project, it is now a functional and usable operating system that includes hardware detection, KDE as the default desktop, and systemd for managing system services.

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 53 review(s).


NixOS Summary
Distribution NixOS
Home Page https://nixos.org/
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Where To Buy or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-06-01: Distribution Release: NixOS 23.05
 • 2022-12-01: Distribution Release: NixOS 22.11
 • 2022-05-30: Distribution Release: NixOS 22.05
 • 2021-12-01: Distribution Release: NixOS 21.11
 • 2021-06-02: Distribution Release: NixOS 21.05
 • 2020-10-27: Distribution Release: NixOS 20.09
 • 2020-04-21: Distribution Release: NixOS 20.03
 • 2019-10-09: Distribution Release: NixOS 19.09
 • 2019-04-11: Distribution Release: NixOS 19.03
 • 2018-10-06: Distribution Release: NixOS 18.09
 • 2018-04-04: Distribution Release: NixOS 18.03
 • 2017-10-03: Distribution Release: NixOS 17.09
 • More NixOS releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2023-09-20 A new guide to Nix published
 • 2022-05-31 NixOS adopts Calamares installer
 • 2021-06-21 NixOS offers install media with reproducible builds
 • More NixOS headlines...

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  • 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.
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Feature unstable 23.05
stoat
22.11
raccoon
22.05
quokka
21.11
porcupine
21.05
okapi
20.09
nightingale
20.03
markhor
19.09
loris
19.03
koi
18.09
jellyfish
17.09
hummingbird
16.09
flounder
16.03
emu
15.09.1012
dingo
14.12.885
caterpillar
14.04.630
baboon
13.10.35728
aardvark
Feature
Release Date 2023-09-27 2023-05-31 2022-12-01 2022-05-30 2021-11-30 2021-06-02 2020-10-27 2020-04-20 2019-10-09 2019-04-11 2018-10-06 2017-10-02 2016-10-03 2016-04-01 2016-02-05 2015-09-27 2015-02-25 2014-07-19 Release Date
End Of Life --     2022-12 2021-12 2021-12 2021-04 2020-10 2020-04                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) -- 800-2400 800-2400 800-2200 700-2100 600-1900 500-1400 500-1200 500-1200 500-1100 500-1100 300-900             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Nix Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, LibreOffice Calligra, LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture aarch64, i686, x86_64 aarch64, i686, x86_64 aarch64, i686, x86_64 aarch64, i686, x86_64 aarch64, i686, x86_64 aarch64, i686, x86_64 aarch64, i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 aarch64, i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Init Software
Journaled File Systems                                     Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                                     Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                     Asian Language Support
Full Package List unstable 23.05 22.11 22.05 21.11 21.05 20.09 20.03 19.09 19.03 18.09 17.09 16.09 16.03 15.09.1012 14.12.885 14.04.630 13.10.35728 Full Package List

Full Package List:   NixOS 20.03
  Number of packages: 785 (download as TXT)
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  •  a52dec-0.7.4p4
  •  aalib-1.4rc5
  •  acl-2.2.53
  •  adwaita-icon-theme-3.34.3
  •  alsa-lib-1.1.9
  •  alsa-firmware-1.2.1
  •  alsa-plugins-1.2.1
  •  alsa-utils-1.2.1
  •  appstream-glib-0.7.16
  •  atk-2.34.1
  •  atkmm-2.28.0
  •  at-spi2-atk-2.34.2
  •  at-spi2-core-2.34.0
  •  attica-5.66.0
  •  attr-2.4.48
  •  audiofile-0.3.6
  •  audit-2.8.5
  •  avahi-0.7
  •  aws-c-common-0.3.11
  •  aws-c-event-stream-0.1.1
  •  aws-checksums-0.1.5
  •  aws-sdk-cpp-1.7.90
  •  baloo-5.66.0
  •  baloo-widgets-19.12.3
  •  bash-4.4-p23
  •  bash-completion-2.9
  •  bash-interactive-4.4-p23
  •  bcache-tools-1.0.7
  •  bind-9.14.11
  •  binutils-2.31.1
  •  binutils-wrapper-2.31.1
  •  bison-3.5.1
  •  bluez-qt-5.66.0
  •  boehm-gc-8.0.4
  •  breeze-gtk-5.17.5
  •  breeze-icons-5.66.0
  •  breeze-qt5-5.17.5
  •  brotli-1.0.7
  •  btrfs-progs-5.4.1
  •  bubblewrap-0.4.1
  •  busybox-1.31.1
  •  bvi-1.4.1
  •  bzip2-1.0.6.0.1
  •  cairo-1.16.0
  •  cairomm-1.12.2
  •  c-ares-1.15.0
  •  ccrypt-1.11
  •  cdparanoia-III-10.2
  •  celt-0.11.3
  •  chromaprint-1.4.3
  •  cifs-utils-6.9
  •  coreutils-8.31
  •  cpio-2.13
  •  cracklib-2.9.7
  •  crda-3.18
  •  cryptsetup-2.1.0
  •  cups-2.3.1
  •  curl-7.68.0
  •  cyrus-sasl-2.1.27
  •  dav1d-0.5.2
  •  db-4.8.30
  •  db-5.3.28
  •  dbus-1.12.16
  •  dbus-glib-0.110
  •  dconf-0.34.0
  •  ddrescue-1.24
  •  dejavu-fonts-2.37
  •  dejavu-fonts-minimal-2.37
  •  desktop-file-utils-0.24
  •  dhcp-4.4.2
  •  dhcpcd-8.1.4
  •  diffutils-3.7
  •  directfb-1.7.7
  •  dmraid-1.0.0.rc16
  •  dnsmasq-2.80
  •  dns-root-data-2019-01-11
  •  docbook-xml-4.5
  •  docbook-xsl-ns-1.79.2
  •  dolphin-19.12.3
  •  dolphin-plugins-19.12.3
  •  dosfstools-4.1
  •  dvp-1.2.1
  •  e2fsprogs-1.45.5
  •  ebook-tools-0.2.2
  •  ed-1.15
  •  editline-1.17.0
  •  editorconfig-core-c-0.12.1
  •  efibootmgr-17
  •  efivar-37
  •  elfutils-0.176
  •  epoxy-1.5.4
  •  ethtool-5.4
  •  exfat-1.3.0
  •  exiv2-0.27.2
  •  expat-2.2.8
  •  f2fs-tools-1.13.0
  •  faad2-2.8.8
  •  fdk-aac-2.0.1
  •  feh-3.4
  •  ffmpeg-3.4.7
  •  ffmpeg-4.2.2
  •  ffmpegthumbs-19.12.3
  •  fftw-double-3.3.8
  •  fftw-single-3.3.8
  •  file-5.38
  •  findutils-4.7.0
  •  firefox-75.0
  •  firefox-unwrapped-75.0
  •  firmware-linux-nonfree-2020-01-22
  •  flac-1.3.3
  •  flatpak-1.6.3
  •  flex-2.6.4
  •  flite-2.1.0
  •  fluidsynth-2.0.6
  •  font-adobe-100dpi-1.0.3
  •  font-adobe-75dpi-1.0.3
  •  font-bh-100dpi-1.0.3
  •  font-bh-lucidatypewriter-100dpi-1.0.3
  •  font-bh-lucidatypewriter-75dpi-1.0.3
  •  fontconfig-2.10.2
  •  fontconfig-2.12.6
  •  font-cursor-misc-1.0.3
  •  font-misc-misc-1.1.2
  •  frameworkintegration-5.66.0
  •  freefont-ttf-20120503
  •  freepats-20060219
  •  freetype-2.10.1
  •  fribidi-1.0.7
  •  fuse-2.9.9
  •  fuse-3.9.0
  •  gamin-0.1.10
  •  gawk-5.0.1
  •  gcc-9.2.0
  •  gcc-wrapper-9.2.0
  •  gcr-3.34.0
  •  gd-2.2.5
  •  gdbm-1.18.1
  •  gdk-pixbuf-2.40.0
  •  geoclue-2.5.5
  •  getent-1003.1-2008
  •  gettext-0.20.1
  •  gflags-2.2.2
  •  gfortran-9.2.0
  •  giflib-5.2.1
  •  glib-2.62.4
  •  glibc-2.30
  •  glibc-iconv-2.30
  •  glibc-locales-2.30
  •  glibmm-2.62.0
  •  glib-networking-2.62.3
  •  glog-0.4.0
  •  glu-9.0.1
  •  glxinfo-8.4.0
  •  gmp-6.2.0
  •  gnugrep-3.4
  •  gnum4-1.4.18
  •  gnumake-4.2.1
  •  gnupg-2.2.19
  •  gnuplot-5.2.8
  •  gnused-4.8
  •  gnutar-1.32
  •  gnutls-3.6.13
  •  gobject-introspection-1.62.0
  •  gpart-0.3
  •  gparted-1.1.0
  •  gpgme-1.13.1
  •  gpm-1.20.7
  •  gptfdisk-1.0.4
  •  grantlee-5.1.0
  •  graphite2-1.3.13
  •  groff-1.22.4
  •  grub-2.04
  •  gsasl-1.8.0
  •  gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.34.0
  •  gsm-1.0.18
  •  gss-1.0.3
  •  gssdp-1.2.2
  •  gst-libav-1.16.2
  •  gst-plugins-bad-1.16.2
  •  gst-plugins-base-1.16.2
  •  gst-plugins-good-1.16.2
  •  gst-plugins-ugly-1.16.2
  •  gstreamer-1.16.2
  •  gtk+-2.24.32
  •  gtk+3-3.24.13
  •  gtkmm-3.24.2
  •  gtkrc-2.0
  •  gupnp-1.2.0
  •  gupnp-igd-0.2.5
  •  gyre-fonts-2.005
  •  gzip-1.10
  •  hack-font-3.003
  •  harfbuzz-2.6.4
  •  hdf5-1.10.6
  •  hdparm-9.58
  •  hicolor-icon-theme-0.17
  •  http-parser-2.9.2
  •  hunspell-1.7.0
  •  iana-etc-20190731
  •  ibus-1.5.21
  •  iceauth-1.0.8
  •  icu4c-64.2
  •  ilmbase-2.3.0
  •  imlib2-1.6.1
  •  initrd-linux-5.4.33
  •  intel2200BGFirmware-3.1
  •  iodine-0.7.0
  •  iproute2-5.5.0
  •  iptables-1.8.4
  •  iputils-20190709
  •  iso-codes-4.4
  •  iw-5.4
  •  jansson-2.12
  •  jfsutils-1.1.15
  •  jitterentropy-2.2.0
  •  joe-4.6
  •  jpegexiforient-unstable-2002-02-17
  •  jq-1.6
  •  json-c-0.13.1
  •  json-glib-1.4.4
  •  kactivities-5.66.0
  •  kactivities-stats-5.66.0
  •  kactivitymanagerd-5.17.5
  •  karchive-5.66.0
  •  kate-19.12.3
  •  kauth-5.66.0
  •  kbd-2.0.4
  •  kbookmarks-5.66.0
  •  kcmutils-5.66.0
  •  kcodecs-5.66.0
  •  kcompletion-5.66.0
  •  kconfig-5.66.0
  •  kconfigwidgets-5.66.0
  •  kcoreaddons-5.66.0
  •  kcrash-5.66.0
  •  kdbusaddons-5.66.0
  •  kdeclarative-5.66.0
  •  kde-cli-tools-5.17.5
  •  kdecoration-5.17.5
  •  kded-5.66.0
  •  kdegraphics-thumbnailers-19.12.3
  •  kde-gtk-config-5.17.5
  •  kdelibs4support-5.66.0
  •  kdeplasma-addons-5.17.5
  •  kdesignerplugin-5.66.0
  •  kdesu-5.66.0
  •  kdnssd-5.66.0
  •  kdoctools-5.66.0
  •  kemoticons-5.66.0
  •  kexec-tools-2.0.20
  •  keyutils-1.6.1
  •  kfilemetadata-5.66.0
  •  kgamma5-5.17.5
  •  kglobalaccel-5.66.0
  •  kguiaddons-5.66.0
  •  khelpcenter-19.12.3
  •  kholidays-5.66.0
  •  khotkeys-5.17.5
  •  khtml-5.66.0
  •  ki18n-5.66.0
  •  kiconthemes-5.66.0
  •  kidletime-5.66.0
  •  kimageformats-5.66.0
  •  kinfocenter-5.17.5
  •  kinit-5.66.0
  •  kio-5.66.0
  •  kio-extras-19.12.3
  •  kirigami2-5.66.0
  •  kitemmodels-5.66.0
  •  kitemviews-5.66.0
  •  kjobwidgets-5.66.0
  •  kjs-5.66.0
  •  kjsembed-5.66.0
  •  kmenuedit-5.17.5
  •  kmod-26
  •  knewstuff-5.66.0
  •  knotifications-5.66.0
  •  knotifyconfig-5.66.0
  •  konsole-19.12.3
  •  kpackage-5.66.0
  •  kparts-5.66.0
  •  kpeople-5.66.0
  •  kplotting-5.66.0
  •  kpty-5.66.0
  •  krb5-1.17
  •  kross-5.66.0
  •  krunner-5.66.0
  •  kscreen-5.17.5
  •  kscreenlocker-5.17.5
  •  kservice-5.66.0
  •  ksshaskpass-5.17.5
  •  ksysguard-5.17.5
  •  ktexteditor-5.66.0
  •  ktextwidgets-5.66.0
  •  kunitconversion-5.66.0
  •  kwallet-5.66.0
  •  kwalletmanager-19.12.3
  •  kwallet-pam-5.17.5
  •  kwayland-5.66.0
  •  kwidgetsaddons-5.66.0
  •  kwin-5.17.5
  •  kwindowsystem-5.66.0
  •  kwrited-5.17.5
  •  kxmlgui-5.66.0
  •  kxmlrpcclient-5.66.0
  •  lame-3.100
  •  lcms2-2.9
  •  ldns-1.7.1
  •  less-551
  •  libaio-0.3.110
  •  libapparmor-2.13.3
  •  libarchive-3.4.2
  •  libass-0.14.0
  •  libassuan-2.5.3
  •  libasyncns-0.8
  •  libatasmart-0.19
  •  libavc1394-0.5.4
  •  libblockdev-2.23
  •  libbs2b-3.1.0
  •  libbsd-0.10.0
  •  libbytesize-2.1
  •  libcaca-0.99.beta19
  •  libcanberra-0.30
  •  libcap-2.27
  •  libcap-ng-0.7.9
  •  libcbor-unstable-2019-07-25
  •  libcddb-1.3.2
  •  libcdio-2.1.0
  •  libcerf-1.13
  •  libcroco-0.6.13
  •  libdaemon-0.14
  •  libdbusmenu-qt-0.9.3+16
  •  libdc1394-2.2.6
  •  libde265-1.0.5
  •  libdmtx-0.7.4
  •  libdrm-2.4.100
  •  libdv-1.0.0
  •  libdvdcss-1.4.2
  •  libdvdnav-6.0.1
  •  libdvdread-6.0.2
  •  libedit-20191231-3.1
  •  libelf-0.8.13
  •  liberation-fonts-2.00.4
  •  libev-4.31
  •  libevdev-1.8.0
  •  libevent-2.1.11
  •  libewf-20171104
  •  libexif-0.6.21
  •  libffi-3.3
  •  libfido2-1.3.1
  •  libfontenc-1.1.4
  •  libgcrypt-1.8.5
  •  libgit2-0.27.8
  •  libGL-1.2.0
  •  libglvnd-1.2.0
  •  libgme-0.6.2
  •  libgpg-error-1.36
  •  libgudev-233
  •  libICE-1.0.10
  •  libid3tag-0.15.1b
  •  libidn-1.35
  •  libidn2-2.3.0
  •  libiec61883-1.2.0
  •  libimobiledevice-2020-01-20
  •  libinput-1.15.0
  •  libjack2-1.9.14
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Version: 23.05
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-25
Votes: 4


This distro... works. No bug, no lag, gigantic repo.

It may seem trivial to say that, but I always encountered bugs or lags in my distrohopping journey : fedora is quite flashy, but bugs and crashes... Ubuntu has not, but Ubuntu is laggy to me... Arch is the solution... but Arch seems fragile if not maintained enough... so Manjaro ? No Manjaro can break anytime... so Debian ? Too old...

I was never satisfied... until NixOS.

Even if you're not interested in the technology behind (read-only, reproducibility, security, etc.), when the main difficulty is behind (the first configuration, Nix devs you should focus on that)... this becomes a quasi no-brain distro.

I want to test "ncdu" I did not know ? Hop : nix-shell -p ncdu and BIM.
It seems great ? Ok : I add ncdu in my environment.systemPackages and it will ALWAYS be there, even if I change my PC and install NixOS on a new one...

So... try it.


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Version: unstable
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-06
Votes: 5


Spanning a tech career over 22 years using macOS to Gentoo I am thrilled to be using NixOS and its's capabilities on all my devices and in all respects I possibly can. It's a distro, it's a package manager, it's a language. I don't even want to compare it to other linux distros because it is simply in a class of its own (not to diminish other OSes and PMs). I am now learning something new every day, taking notes and to reiterate excited about this amazing technology and interested in how the future of compute and human / computer interaction could be changed as this project progresses. Purely Functional.


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Version: unstable
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-08-24
Votes: 8


NixOS is the only system I'm willing to stick with because of its reproducibility, declarative nature, and composability.

With declarative configuration, you can manage your entire system just like managing code.

With reproducibility, you no longer have to deal with strange environment differences (not absolute, but these issues are significantly reduced).

With composability, you can manage your configuration in a modular way. This is especially effective when you need to manage multiple computers because you no longer have to synchronize configurations between different machines by copying them. Instead, you can extract their common parts for unified maintenance and individually maintain the differing parts. Finally, you can combine the different parts, just as you would do when writing any other code.

Using NixOS allows me to continuously improve my skills, and it provides me with a high ceiling, making it feel like second nature to use. In this regard, it's very similar to tools like Vim, Emacs, and Git. If you also enjoy these tools and have experience with functional programming languages, there's a good chance you'll also appreciate NixOS.


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