- 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.
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From ‘guix environment’ to ‘guix shell’
October 26, 2021
There are times when what looked like the right design choice some years back comes out as an odd choice as time passes. The beloved guix…
Taming the ‘stat’ storm with a loader cache
August 2, 2021
It was one of these days where some of us on IRC were rehashing that old problem—that application startup in Guix causes a “ stat storm”—and lamenting…
Substitutes now also available from bordeaux.guix.gnu.org
June 18, 2021
There have been a number of different project operated sources of substitutes, for the last couple of years the default source of substitutes has been ci.guix.gnu.org (with a…
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