- Liberating. Guix is an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system developed by the GNU Project—which respects the freedom of computer users.
- Dependable. Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, and more. When used as a standalone distribution, Guix supports declarative system configuration for transparent and reproducible operating systems.
- Hackable. It provides Guile Scheme APIs, including high-level embedded domain-specific languages (EDSLs) to define packages and whole-system configurations.
Guix comes with thousands of packages which include applications, system tools, documentation, fonts, and other digital goods readily available for installing with the GNU Guix package manager.
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GNU Guix in other GNU/Linux distros
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Guix won't interfere with the package manager that comes with your distribution. They can live together.
July 1, 2020
Software deployment tools like Guix are in a key position when it comes
to securing the “software supply chain”—taking source code fresh from
repositories and providing users with ready-to-use binaries.
Guix Further Reduces Bootstrap Seed to 25%
June 15, 2020
We are delighted to announce that the second reduction by 50% of the
Guix bootstrap binaries has now been officially released! The initial set of binaries
GNU Shepherd user services
May 17, 2020
One of the things which sets Guix apart from other GNU/Linux
distributions is that it uses GNU
Shepherd instead of the now
ubiquitous systemd. A side effect of
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