Ixnay on the IxOSnay

Posted on September 16, 2018

dear sister…

by the time you read this, my laptops OS will be dead.

heres how I think it’ll go down:

open source programs

the support for them on nixos is excellent, no problems there, if that was all i were doing (and it is about 97% of what i do) it’d be fine.

i still intend 100% to use nix the package manager as the dependency and build environment tool of choice for my personal projects, its too good to not use.

closed source programs

mainly, games, im an edgy kid i like to play games in my free time, and whenever im on holiday (prime time for playing games all day) i like to be able to install them.

this is not an easy task on NixOS.

this is not an easy task at all.

this is a really really really really annoying task on nixos.

sometimes they’ll just werk if you set up a virtual file system

every other time you’re better off setting up a VM just to avoid all the library hell you’ll have to go through.

final thoughts

short post, i gotta get around to dd'ing a usb and messing up everything.

one day i’ll stick to a distro, maybe even one i really really like (like nixos)

it’s not you nixos its me. my beard isn’t long enough, i have too much of a social life at the moment, i’m not worthy.

until we meet again.

close nixos || hcra nepo