NixOS is a Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management. Built on top of the Nix package manager, it is completely declarative, makes upgrading systems reliable, and has many other advantages.Get NixOS
NixOS has a completely declarative approach to configuration management: you write a specification of the desired configuration of your system in NixOS’s modular language, and NixOS takes care of making it happen.
NixOS has atomic upgrades and rollbacks. It’s always safe to try an upgrade or configuration change: if things go wrong, you can always roll back to the previous configuration.
Declarative specs and safe upgrades make NixOS a great system for DevOps use. NixOps, the NixOS cloud deployment tool, allows you to provision and manage networks of NixOS machines in environments like Amazon EC2 and VirtualBox.
|We're happy to announce that NixCon 2015, the first Nix Conference, will take place on November 14—15th 2015 in Berlin. For more information, see the NixCon website. And please consider submitting a talk!|
|The NixOS Foundation was started to improve our ability to maintain and extend the infrastructure used by the Nix related projects. If you would like to support us, please go here and donate some money!|
|Nix 1.9 released||2015/6/12|
|Nix 1.9 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features.|
|NixOS 14.12 released||2014/12/30|
|NixOS 14.12 “Caterpillar” has been released, the third stable release branch. It brings Linux 3.14, systemd 217, Glibc 2.20, KDE 4.14.1, and much more. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 14.12 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 14.12, check out the manual section on upgrading.|
|Nix 1.8 released||2014/12/14|
|Nix 1.8 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features.|
|NixOS sprint in Ljubljana||2014/7/30|
|We’re having a NixOS sprint at the Kiberpipa hackerspace in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on August 23—27. Joining is free! For more information and to register, please go to the sprint page.|
|NixOS 14.04 released||2014/4/30|
|NixOS 14.04 “Baboon” has been released, the second stable release branch. It brings Linux 3.12, systemd 212, GCC 4.8, Glibc 2.19, KDE 4.12, light-weight NixOS containers, and much more. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 14.04 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade a 13.10 system to 14.04, check out the manual section on upgrading.|
|NixOps 1.2 released||2014/4/30|
|NixOps 1.2 has been released. This release contains contains many nice new features. See the manual for details.|
|Nix 1.7 released||2014/4/11|
|Nix 1.7 has been released. See the release notes for a list of new features.|
|Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL||2014/4/9|
A serious security
vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL. All stable
NixOS releases prior to version
13.10.35708.15a465c are vulnerable. (You can
see your current version by running nixos-version.) To
upgrade to the latest NixOS version, run nixos-rebuild
switch --upgrade. You can verify whether you are safe by
$ nix-store -qR /run/current-system | grep opensslIf this shows any OpenSSL version prior to 1.0.1g, you may be vulnerable.
|Domen Kožar gave a talk at FOSDEM about NixOS (video). Also, Ludovic Courtès gave a talk on Guix, the Nix- and Guile-based package manager.|
|Stdenv updates branch merged into master||2014/1/21|
|The stdenv-updates branch has been merged into the master branch of Nixpkgs. The main change are that brings is that Nixpkgs/NixOS are now based on GCC 4.8 and Glibc 2.18, in addition to many smaller updates.|
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