Linus Torvalds on why desktop Linux sucks

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    Nix Packages collection & NixOS

    Yes, to add to what MaybeAStonedGuy is saying: Here's a recent (somewhat naive) check for the various rust crates that are packaged in nixpkgs:

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  • nushell

    A new type of shell

    There's also Nushell, which I've never used, which is similar to Powershell in that commands return structured data rather than text, but I believe has a more functional-inspired approach, rather than object-oriented.

  • flatpak

    Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework

    This is exactly what flatpak is trying to solve. A package and distribution system that works across Linux distributions.

  • flathub

    Pull requests for new applications to be added (by x80486)

    You can checkout flathub, a store based on this technology:

  • sanoid

    Policy-driven snapshot management and replication tools. Using ZFS for underlying next-gen storage. (Btrfs support plans are shelved unless and until btrfs becomes reliable.) Primarily intended for Linux, but BSD use is supported and reasonably frequently tested.

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