I heard about NixOS before (but mostly forgotten about it), recently I encountered one more thread on Hacker News about problems with Snap on Ubuntu.
One of discussion threads was about Snap-free alternatives for Ubuntu and at this point I am sufficiently irritated with Snap to at least test some OS in VMs. With
If you want a paradigm shift, try NixOS + home-manager
I decided to try also NixOS, so I ended on https://nixos.org/ and become confused.
Nix is a tool that takes a unique approach to package management and system configuration. Learn how to make reproducible, declarative and reliable systems.
Wait, so is it operating system or something that you install as a part of OS?
And is it describing part of OS (Nix vs NixOS)? Or maybe Nix and NixOS is the same thing? Is OS here standing for Operating System or something else?
Download Nix / NixOS points me to download package manager. So what I will do with it? Install in Lubuntu? Header is still about NixOS.
Then you can scroll down and NixOS still appears. It remains not described.
Lets go back to top, ignore “Donate”. “Explore” seems interesting, lets go to Explore Nix
“system administrators and other enthusiasts use Nix” - still nothing about NixOS. I want to replace Ubuntu so I need an operating system.
I remain confused. Maybe landing page should describe also NixOS as an operating system, if it is an operating system?
(that is based on the first reaction of a person new to this project with some limited interest to try it - not sure whether I was expected to understand what is going on but I definitely failed)