NixOS Wiki

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 Getting started

This is the official NixOS Wiki. It contains NixOS user guides, configuration examples, and troubleshooting tips.

NixOS is a Linux operating system based on the Nix package manager and the Nixpkgs software distribution. If you want to try Nix standalone, take your first steps on

Newcomers to NixOS are encouraged to read the Nix Ecosystem and Resources overview articles to get a comprehensive orientation. For more specific introductions, see:

 Setting up NixOS

 Documentation topics

First stop should be Resources, which serves as a gateway to the most important documentation. Some highlights below.

Primary reference material:

Major page categories:

See also:


2024-04-01Launch of the wiki

The official NixOS wiki has taken off! If you want to find out why there is a new wiki effort, checkout the FAQ

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