NixOS is an incredibly popular Linux distro. The fact that it is rolling release and allows you to roll back to previous versions of packages makes it great for the power user. However, there is a competitor on the block. That is the “Gnu Guix System”. It is a Linux distro that uses the Guix package manager, the Linux-Libre Kernel, and the Shepherd Init system. After using it for a few days, I am going to go over the things that make this distro special, and why you might want to consider using it.

Isn’t this missing the entire point of guix?


the real point is: (its (all (about (scheme!!!))

You mean reproducibility and bootstrappability?

Being a free software GNU distribution is also the point of Guix, and it’s part of what attracted me to it (although its practical abilities are nice as well).

Yes I definitely agree: free software is also a requirement for bootstrappability and reproducibility.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.


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