NixOS 16.03 Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 April 2016 at 08:00 AM EDT. 7 Comments
NixOS 16.03 is codenamed "Emu" and it's out today as the latest stable release of this interesting Linux distribution.

NixOS 16.03 isn't the most exciting of releases but has Nix 1.12.2, systemd 229, the Linux 4.4 kernel, GCC 5.3, Glibc 2.23, Binutils 2.26, and other package updates. There's also been work on improving bitwise reproducible builds.

Those wishing to learn more about NixOS 16.03 can read the release announcement and see the release notes. For those only hearing of NixOS for the first time today, most interesting about the project is its Nix package manager.

Interested in seeing some benchmarks of NixOS 16.03? Voice your thoughts via our forums or Twitter so I can better judge if it's worth spinning up some fresh multi-way distro benchmarks in the days ahead.
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