NixOS is a functional Linux distribution based on the Nix package manager. It uses a functional script language to maintain the overall Linux host as which is also the basis of the package manager, in a realized solution of the Unix update problem.
|Company / developer||Universities of Delft and Utrecht|
|Source model||Free and open source software|
|Initial release||MM DD, 2006|
|Latest stable release||Rolling release|
|Update method||Package Derivation|
|Package manager||Nix (software)|
|Supported platforms||IA-32, x86-64,|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||tty|
|License||GNU General Public License, others|
NixOS uses a declarative approach to 'Nix host and package managment on the bare bones of a Unix implementation. BSD and other Unices are targetted but practically Linux is the only significantly supported OS.