Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:30 UTC
Linux A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers. Unlike existing package managers, Nix allows different versions of software to live side by side, and permits sane rollbacks of software upgrades.
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Give it a shoot first - and then value it
by Zbigniew on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 01:32 UTC
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Although I like the solution offered by Gobolinux already - I would to point your attention, that estimating nix a way: "I'm pretty sure, it'll suck" just "in advance" (without even trying) perhaps is a little bit too hasty?

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