I’m currently running Arch and it’s great, but I’m noticing I’m not staying on the ball in regards to updates. I’ve been reading a bit about Nix and NixOS and thinking of trying it as my daily driver. I’ve got a Lenovo x1 xtreme laptop, I don’t do much gaming (except OSRS), use firefox, jetbrains stuff, bitwarden, remmina, obsidian, and docker.

Is anyone running NixOS as their daily? How are you liking it and are there any pitfalls / stuff you wish you knew before?

  • K900A
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    User/maintainer here. I don’t think NixOS is for everyone, but if you’re the kind of person it’s for, you’ll be stuck with us forever. I would definitely recommend giving it a shot if the concept sounds appealing, and feel free to drop by the Matrix channels if you need any help figuring things out - documentation is currently not our strong suit, though people are working on it.

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      1 year ago

      He, while we’re on the topic of documentation, if people want to help the effort, where should they look for a start? I am still new to Nix but love it so far and in the distant future I could see myself writing docs. Is there a place where people organize doc writing?

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        1 year ago

        #docs:nixos.org on Matrix maybe?

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        1 year ago

        There’s a “docs team” that hangs out on the NixOS discourse that I’m sure would be happy to have you. They have meeting every couple weeks if you want to say hi & find out what would be a good way to start contributing.

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        1 year ago

        I’m surprised you haven’t noticed me screaming about Lemmy in #offtopic for like three days straight lol

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      11 months ago

      Can attest, this guy is always around in the matrix and has not once failed to help me out