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NixOS is a Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager. It uses declarative configuration and allows reliable system upgrades.

Release Released Security Support Latest
22.11 'Raccoon' 2 months ago
(30 Nov 2022)
Ends in 5 months
(30 Jun 2023)
22.11
22.05 'Quokka' 8 months ago
(30 May 2022)
Ended 4 weeks ago
(31 Dec 2022)
22.05
21.11 'Porcupine' 1 year and 2 months ago
(30 Nov 2021)
Ended 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2022)
21.11
21.05 'Okapi' 1 year and 8 months ago
(31 May 2021)
Ended 1 year ago
(31 Dec 2021)
21.05
20.09 'Nightingale' 2 years and 3 months ago
(27 Oct 2020)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2021)
20.09
20.03 'Markhor' 2 years and 9 months ago
(20 Apr 2020)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(30 Oct 2020)
20.03
19.09 'Lori' 3 years ago
(09 Oct 2019)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 Apr 2020)
19.09
19.03 'Koi' 3 years and 9 months ago
(11 Apr 2019)
Ended 3 years ago
(30 Oct 2019)
19.03
18.09 'Jellyfish' 4 years ago
(05 Oct 2018)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(30 Apr 2019)
18.09
18.03 'Impala' 4 years and 10 months ago
(04 Apr 2018)
Ended 4 years ago
(30 Oct 2018)
18.03
17.09 'Hummingbird' 5 years ago
(29 Sep 2017)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(30 Apr 2018)
17.09
17.03 'Gorilla' 5 years and 10 months ago
(31 Mar 2017)
Ended 5 years ago
(30 Oct 2017)
17.03
16.09 'Flounder' 6 years ago
(30 Sep 2016)
Ended 5 years and 9 months ago
(30 Apr 2017)
16.09
16.03 'Emu' 6 years and 10 months ago
(31 Mar 2016)
Ended 6 years ago
(30 Oct 2016)
16.03
15.09 'Dingo' 7 years ago
(30 Sep 2015)
Ended 6 years and 9 months ago
(30 Apr 2016)
15.09
14.12 'Caterpillar' 8 years ago
(30 Dec 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(30 Sep 2015)
14.12
14.04 'Baboon' 8 years ago
(30 Apr 2014)
Ended 8 years ago
(31 Jan 2015)
14.04
13.10 'Aardvark' 9 years ago
(31 Oct 2013)
Ended 8 years ago
(31 May 2014)
13.10

There is also the Unstable release which is always supported and receives updates most frequently.

If you’re looking for nix, the package manager NixOS is based on click here

More information is available on the NixOS website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/os-release

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This page was last updated on 02 December 2022.