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2023-05-15 How to install Nix in a Qubes OS AppVM


2022-11-03 Mirroring sources used in nixpkgs (software preservation)

2022-09-06 NixOS Bento: now able to compare local and remote NixOS version

2022-09-05 NixOS Bento: new reporting feature

2022-09-04 Managing a fleet of NixOS Part 3 - Welcome to Bento

2022-09-03 Managing a fleet of NixOS Part 2 - A KISS design

2022-09-02 Managing a fleet of NixOS Part 1 - Design choices

2022-08-29 NixOS specific feature: specialisations

2022-08-23 Using nix download bandwidth limit feature

2022-08-19 How to hack on Nix and try your changes

2022-07-20 Make nix flakes commands using the same nixpkgs as NixOS does

2022-01-13 Harden your NixOS workstation

2022-01-12 How to pin a nix-shell environment using niv


2021-09-18 How to use cpan or pip packages on Nix and NixOS


2020-10-14 NixOS optional features in packages