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Q&A Are NixOS and Guix analogous projects?

From what I can tell, both NixOS and Guix are built around a package manager which, instead of installing package into the "common environment" as is traditional, isolates them to mitigate issues a...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by r~~‭

#2: Post edited by user avatar matthewsnyder‭ · 2023-09-08T22:45:53Z (9 months ago)
  • From what I can tell, both NixOS and Guix are built around a package manager which, instead of installing package into the "common environment" as is traditional, isolates them to mitigate issues arising from various dependency/version conflicts.
  • Are there any significant *differences* between these two distributions?
  • From what I can tell, both NixOS and Guix are built around a package manager which, instead of installing package into the "common environment" as is traditional, isolates them to mitigate issues arising from various dependency/version conflicts.
  • Are there any *significant differences* between these two distributions? Why would one decide to use NixOS and not Guix, or vice versa?
#1: Initial revision by user avatar matthewsnyder‭ · 2023-09-08T22:44:14Z (9 months ago)
Are NixOS and Guix analogous projects?
From what I can tell, both NixOS and Guix are built around a package manager which, instead of installing package into the "common environment" as is traditional, isolates them to mitigate issues arising from various dependency/version conflicts.

Are there any significant *differences* between these two distributions?