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Old 05-01-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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LXer: NixOS 14.04 Screenshot Tour


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NixOS 14.04 'Baboon' has been released. It is the second stable release branch. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages and modules, this release has the following highlights: installation on UEFI systems is now supported; systemd has been updated to version 212, which has numerous improvements; NixOS is now based on glibc 2.19 and GCC 4.8; the default Linux kernel has been updated to 3.12; KDE has been updated to 4.12; Nix has been updated to 1.7; NixOS now supports fully declarative management of users and groups.

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Old 05-04-2014, 03:47 PM   #2
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NixOS 14.04 'Baboon' has been released. It is the second stable release branch. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages and modules, this release has the following highlights: installation on UEFI systems is now supported; systemd has been updated to version 212, which has numerous improvements; NixOS is now based on glibc 2.19 and GCC 4.8; the default Linux kernel has been updated to 3.12; KDE has been updated to 4.12; Nix has been updated to 1.7; NixOS now supports fully declarative management of users and groups.

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U lost me at systemd.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 01:02 PM   #3
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It seems unfortunate to miss the whole point of a distribution created around a very powerful package management tool over something as trivial as your little crusade against some init system.
 
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It seems unfortunate to miss the whole point of a distribution created around a very powerful package management tool over something as trivial as your little crusade against some init system.
Gentoo's emerge is more than adequate for my needs, thank you
And I do not know if you know this but nix has been around for quite some time, I read up on it and I frankly see no point of using somethng that forces additional bloat.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #5
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Also seems the developers didn't really bother ever testing it on real hardware. I've tried their image on a desktop and 3 different laptop models, and it won't even boot to the installer on any of them. Just complains about "no volumes found" and then asks if I want to attempt to continue or reboot. If you choose continue it does the same thing infinitely.

I was willing to forgive it systemD, but kinda hard to try something that isn't designed well enough to work on real hardware.

Yes, it could be argued that it's because I'm using a USB w/ unetbootin instead of a cd. But anyone who doesn't make an iso compatible to be used with USB nowadays is about as outdated as releasing floppy distros. Many new manchines don't even have cd drives, to exclude them is simply foolish of a developer.

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