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Guix System Distribution

Last Update: 2019-09-30 23:52 UTC

Guix System (formerly Guix System Distribution, or GuixSD) is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The operating system provides advanced package management features such as transactional upgrades and roll-backs, reproducible build environments, unprivileged package management, and per-user profiles. It uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, but packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language.

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Average visitor rating: 8.18/10 from 17 review(s).

Guix System Summary
Distribution Guix System (previously GuixSD)
Home Page https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/
Mailing Lists http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/html_node/GNU-Distribution.htmlhttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/download/
Bug Tracker https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-guix
Related Websites
Reviews 1.0.x: DistroWatch
0.15.0: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-05-02: Distribution Release: Guix System 1.0.0
 • 2018-12-06: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.16.0
 • 2018-07-06: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.15.0
 • 2017-05-22: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.13.0
 • 2016-12-25: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.12.0
 • 2016-08-03: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.11.0
 • 2016-03-29: Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.10.0
 • More GuixSD releases...

 •2019-05-20 Guix releases fix for PATH issue
 • More GuixSD headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 1.0.1
Release Date 2019-05-19
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 200-300
Free Download ISO
Installation Text mode
Default Desktop  
Package Management Guix
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual No
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 1.0.1
Package 1.0.1
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2
alsa-lib (1.2.1) 1.1.8
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.4
bind (9.15.5) 9.12.4-P1
chromium (78.0.3904.97) --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.11
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5
firefox (70.0.1) --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) 4.7.4
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.10
glibc (2.30) 2.28
gnome-shell (3.34.1) 3.28.2
gnucash (3.7) 3.4
gnumeric (1.12.46) 1.12.44
grub (2.04) 2.02
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.7
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.39
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4
k3b (19.08.3) --
kmod (26) 26
krita ( 4.1.7
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.1.5
linux (5.3.11) 5.1.2
Package 1.0.1
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.9.3
mariadb (10.4.10) 10.1.38
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.22.0
mesa (19.2.4) 18.3.5
mysql (8.0.18) 5.7.23
nautilus (3.34.1) 3.28.1
NVIDIA (440.31) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (13) 11.28
openssh (8.1p1) 8.0p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1b
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.0
php (7.3.11) 7.3.5
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) --
postfix (3.4.7) --
postgresql (12.1) 10.7
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.0
qt (5.13.2) 5.11.3
samba (4.11.2) 4.10.3
systemd (243) --
thunderbird (68.2.2) --
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.6
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4

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Version: 1.0.1
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-10-27
Votes: 3

Because of difficult installation system, I have to rate GuixSD low.
Why not just have an easy installation ISO?

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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-08
Votes: 8

A versão já está em 1.0.1 desde 19/05/2019.
Na interface gráfica da instalação, temos a opção de escolher o idioma e o teclado. E também a região do fuso horário.
Seu instalador é tosco, lembra um pouco o instalador do Slackware; A instalação demora um pouco por causa de seu modo singular de instalação - pois ele acessa o repositório e faz uma interminável "substituição" de arquivos, mesmo que você esteja fazendo a instalação a partir de um arquivo ISO... Porém é instalado apenas o básico e também uma - ou várias - interfaces gráficas por escolha do usuário (XFCE, Enlightenment, Ratpoison, etc.).
A distribuição vem "limpa", quase sem aplicativos na instalação, mas a configuração pós-instalação é muito fácil e totalmente livre de pacotes proprietários. E com alguns simples comandos no terminal em modo usuário (sem necessidade de invocar o root) já podemos instalar uma versão do Chromium (web browser), o Gimp, o LibreOffice, etc. Todos os aplicativos já estão em sua última versão estável!
O Sistema é levíssimo e roda fluído, até mesmo em uma máquina virtual!
Seu modo de instalar pacotes é muito seguro, estável e isolado, para cada usuário: O que você escolher para instalar, não vai interferir na escolha de outro usuário do mesmo Sistema.
O Sistema não usa Systemd para o boot e possui gerenciador próprio de pacotes (guix).
Tem boa documentação no site. É uma excelente distribuição!

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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-06-25
Votes: 3

Once the doc quickly read and it is a **necessary** step since GNU Guix works differently than usual distro, the experience is smooth. Especially when used as package manager.

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