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Installing NixOS: Experiences in declarative Linux configuration

November 7, 2014

I recently learned of a Linux distribution called NixOS. Its website describes it as a "purely functional" Linux distribution. Since I'm a fan of functional programming, the concept of a functional Linux distribution intrigued me. Even though I was fairly happy with my Arch Linux install, I decided to give NixOS a shot to see if it lived up to its promise. The bottom line is that NixOS and the Nix package manager are fantastic but a few issues made me switch back to Arch temporarily until I can get them sorted out.