Getting started with Nix package manager

under Nixos, Nix, Plone, Gentoo, English

Nix is a package manager implemented as a minimalistic functional language. Nix package, for example Nginx is a result of a function mkDerivation and Nix tries very hard for result to have two properties: No side-effects. Given the same input to the function, you should get the same binary package stored in Nix Store. Package in Nix Store is immutable. Nix supports Linux, OS X and FreeBSD platforms (probably others like ...

9 years of Linux distributions

under Nixos, Plone, Gentoo, English

Linux world opened to me back in high school. After 4 years of gaming through high school, it was obvious to me: e-sports are slowly evolving and living in a country as Slovenia it's a dead end. After talking with more experienced colleagues, my first distribution was Gentoo - as it promised freedom. A week of reading Gentoo Handbook and fixing of typical mistakes beginner mistakes, I got a working Gentoo installation. I reinstalled ...