CoreOS vs NixOS: What are the differences?
Developers describe CoreOS as "Linux for Massive Server Deployments". CoreOS is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, CoreOS 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 CoreOS machines. On the other hand, NixOS is detailed as "A Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager". 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.
CoreOS and NixOS belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.
According to the StackShare community, CoreOS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 61 company stacks & 117 developers stacks; compared to NixOS, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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As the basis of our new infrastructure, we use CoreOS as a reliable solution for our docker-server-instances. We plan to deploy all our servers as individual docker containers to make use of the extensive possibilties offered in terms of isolation, resource-managemant (cgroups) and scalability.
Makes build management easier and immutable when using the nix package manager.