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Exploring Guix

May 16, 2021 | 1 minute read

I have recently got to know about GNU Guix GNU/Linux distribution. It is unlike other traditional linux distributions introduced new pardigm of package management, system configuration & many more interesting features.

It is inspired by NixOS. But, entirely implemented including an init system (GNU shepherd) in a programming language called Guile which belongs to lisp family & a dialect of scheme.

I have flashed the OS on my x230 laptop. Installation went smooth. It’s a CLI installer. I have selected the GNOME desktop environment which is at v3.36 at the time of writing this article.

Currently, I have issues with low speaker volume, touchpad tap to click is missing. I still have to figure out how to fix those.

The OS is kind of rolling release. To update the repositories we have to run guix pull & then to upgrade the packages guix upgrade

These commands work without sudo which is great! This is a nice feature in guix.

I still have to explore a lot & will write about it another post!

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