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Hi everyone, does any of you have experience with ? Would you recommend it for a work laptop?

I'm asking cause I read it's sitll in beta.

@mdallastella If your laptop is linux-libre compatible, then I think it's ready to go, otherwise it's a bit of a hassle.

After running into hardware issues, I went with NixOS for my work laptop. (But now I feel constant guix envy, because the nix language is a bit icky.)

@jboy I'm very curious about / , especially the latter, for the use of Guile. I'm a Clojure/Lisp developer so it sounds great to me. Thanks.

@mdallastella I went through installing #GuixSD in a VM once before doing it on my laptop, which was a good "dry run" to get a feel for how things work. Perhaps you could try the same. It only takes ~1h

@jboy @mdallastella It wasn't that much of a problem for me cause it was easy enough to provide your own definitions for kernel/drivers but I've switched to nix in the end because of package availability

@mdallastella
ATM, it has less ready-to-use packages and with older versions than Nixpkgs.
But the system itself is way superior than Nix(OS) and pleasant to deal with.

@mdallastella It works for me but I was already familiar with Nix(OS) so switch was painless.

(Guix should reach 1.0 during FOSDEM so ‘beta’ label can be safely ignored today)

@mdallastella Guix (the package manager) is definitely suitable for a work laptop. It's a good way to get access to a whole lot of recent software without having to install by hand.

GuixSD (the operating system) probably isn't ready to replace your current work OS yet. There will likely be a small number of packages missing that you want/need.

I run GuixSD as my main work computer, but have a second computer running Trisquel (a Debian derivative) that I fall back to.

@bensturmfels My main worry is that my laptop, a XPS 13", is not Linux-libre... like the broadcom wifi, for example.

@mdallastella yep, sounds like a valid concern. USB wifi dongles are pretty small these days though. You can often replace the wifi card in laptops if you're inclined.

You might have similar issues if you're relying on 3D acceleration drivers too. Intel onboard graphics works nicely though.

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