NixOS

What is Nix?

Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package, multi-user package management and easy setup of build environments.

What is NixOS?

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.


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Nixpkgs

The Nix Packages collection (Nixpkgs) is the ever growing packages collection for the Nix package manager, released under a permissive MIT/X11 license.

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NixOps

NixOps is a tool for deploying sets of NixOS Linux machines, bare-metal or to the cloud. It extends NixOS’s declarative approach to system configuration management to networks and provisioning.

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About the community

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NixOS 19.03 released Apr 10 2019
19.03 Koi logo NixOS 19.03 “Koi” has been released, the eleventh stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 19.03 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 19.03, check out the manual section on upgrading.
NixOS 18.09 released Oct 06 2018
18.09 Jellyfish logo NixOS 18.09 “Jellyfish” has been released, the tenth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 18.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 18.09, check out the manual section on upgrading.
Fastly supports NixOS Oct 04 2018
We are happy to announce that we have moved our binary cache to Fastly. Fastly is a big supporter of open source projects and now NixOS is one of them! Fastly provides us with CDN capability, which previously was running on AWS CloudFront. Big thanks go to Fastly, in particular Tom Denniston and Elaine Greenberg, our friends at Infor and Packet.com and Graham Christensen for making this possible.
Nix 2.1 released 02 Sep 2018
Nix 2.1 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features.
NixOS Discourse forum 14 Aug 2018
The nix-devel mailing list is now replaced by our discourse forum instance which is also usable by email: discourse.nixos.org.
NixCon 2018 21 May 2018
We're happy to announce that NixCon 2018, the third Nix Conference, will take place October 25-27 2018 in London For more information, see the NixCon 2018 website. And please consider submitting a talk!
NixOS 18.03 released 04 Apr 2018
18.03 Impala logo NixOS 18.03 “Impala” has been released, the ninth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 18.03 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 18.03, check out the manual section on upgrading.
Nix 2.0 released 22 Feb 2018
Nix 2.0 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features.
NixOS 17.09 released 02 Oct 2017
NixOS 17.09 “Hummingbird” has been released, the eigth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 17.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 17.09, check out the manual section on upgrading.
Nix-dev mailing list moved 12 Jul 2017
The nix-dev mailing list has moved to nix-devel on Google Groups.
NixCon 2017 18 Jun 2017
We're happy to announce that NixCon 2017, the second Nix Conference, will take place October 28–31 2017 in Munich For more information, see the NixCon 2017 website. And please consider submitting a talk!
NixOS 17.03 released 31 Mar 2017
NixOS 17.03 “Gorilla” has been released, the seventh stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 17.03 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 17.03, check out the manual section on upgrading.

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