What is NixOS?
NixOS is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In existing distributions, actions such as upgrades are dangerous: upgrading a package can cause other packages to break, upgrading an entire system is much less reliable than reinstalling from scratch, you can’t safely test what the results of a configuration change will be, you cannot easily undo changes to the system, and so on. We want to change that.
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Said about NixOS as an alternative
NixOS is the base distro of MerOS and the both uses nixpkgs as main package database, so it must appear at the top of the alternative list.
The entire system can be configured deterministically.
very similar - Guix originally was based from Nix