I am really interested in NixOS but probably for the “wrong” reasons And one thing actually bothers me:
The new Versions of a Program it creates after updates while keeping the old (I know this is one of the great features for Nix).
So my question is if it is possible to get updates like on most other common Distros.
Example: If Inkscape gets an Update it won’t download and install the whole program again but just the parts for the new version that are new(I don’t know what this update technique is called - Flatpak does it like that)
I only have one (good) laptop with one ssd. And I don’t really need that Rollback feature and want to save that space and the writes to my ssd.
I am not an absolute beginner and can handle most things if I run into something on Linux but I don’t understand dev-terms or programming or how everything works under the hood.
Why do I want NixOS?
- Pure Gnome
- Up to Date
- Low on Ram usage
- Lots of packages
So is it possible to make NixOS update only the bits of an app that are needed and not re-download all the dependecies and the whole app.
Bonus question: How does NixOS handle updates from other package managers like Flatpak, Snaps? And are Apps from these sources automatically integrated in the App launcher/Menu?
I hope my question is understandable and thanks for the answers in advance.