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A Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager
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What is NixOS?

It 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.
NixOS is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses NixOS?

14 companies reportedly use NixOS in their tech stacks, including CentralApp, nyris GmbH, and Takt.

83 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NixOS.

NixOS Integrations

PostgreSQL, Apache Tomcat, Task, IHP, and Helix Editor are some of the popular tools that integrate with NixOS. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with NixOS.
Pros of NixOS
Atomic upgrades
Declarative system configuration
Multi-user package management
Reproducible environment
Rollback for any changes
Cloud Agnostic Deployments

NixOS's Features

  • DevOps-friendly
  • atomic upgrades and rollbacks

NixOS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to NixOS?
It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
It is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, it provides all the benefits of cutting-edge software combined with a focus on getting started quickly, automated tools to require less manual intervention, and help readily available when needed.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
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NixOS's Followers
89 developers follow NixOS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.