Is NixOS fundamentally a more secure OS?

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  • nix

    Nix, the purely functional package manager

    Apart from these observations, ultimately, securing your system comes down to your personal knowledge, preferences and configuration. It is possible to design a configuration with a certain degree of security considerations (see, for example, https://xeiaso.net/blog/paranoid-nixos-2021-07-18). Do note, however, that some key tools for security used in other distros, such as SELinux, are yet to be properly adapted for usage in NixOS: https://github.com/NixOS/nix/pull/2670; https://nixos.wiki/wiki/Workgroup:SELinux

  • rfcs

    The Nix community RFCs (by NixOS)

    https://www.tweag.io/blog/2020-09-10-nix-cas/ https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/62 https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/17 https://github.com/tweag/rfcs/blob/cas-rfc/rfcs/0062-content-addressed-paths.md https://github.com/wmertens/rfcs/blob/master/rfcs/0017-intensional-store.md https://discourse.nixos.org/t/content-addressed-nix-call-for-testers/12881

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  • rfcs

    The Nix community RFCs (by tweag)

    https://www.tweag.io/blog/2020-09-10-nix-cas/ https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/62 https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/17 https://github.com/tweag/rfcs/blob/cas-rfc/rfcs/0062-content-addressed-paths.md https://github.com/wmertens/rfcs/blob/master/rfcs/0017-intensional-store.md https://discourse.nixos.org/t/content-addressed-nix-call-for-testers/12881

  • rfcs

    The Nix community RFCs (by wmertens)

    https://www.tweag.io/blog/2020-09-10-nix-cas/ https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/62 https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/17 https://github.com/tweag/rfcs/blob/cas-rfc/rfcs/0062-content-addressed-paths.md https://github.com/wmertens/rfcs/blob/master/rfcs/0017-intensional-store.md https://discourse.nixos.org/t/content-addressed-nix-call-for-testers/12881

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