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    NixOS Alternatives

    NixOS is described as 'GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to NixOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Electrum. The best alternative is Debian, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NixOS are Linux Mint, Arch Linux, Manjaro Linux and Fedora.

    NixOS is mainly a Operating System but alternatives to it may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NixOS.
    This page was last updated May 1, 2022
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    NixOS is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management.
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    1. The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.
    2. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).


    3. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.
    4. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.
    5. Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.


    6. Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems
    7. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.
    8. macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.
    9. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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