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Pro State of the art package manager
Atomic non-destructive upgrades / rollback of a system upgrade / declarative reproducible system configuration / unprivileged installation of packages / transparent source or binary deployment.
Pro Reproducible System
NixOS is configured using the Nix package manager, allowing your system to be replicated and kept in sync across multiple machines. Great for keeping a laptop and desktop in sync.
I have never had a package break on me after a NixOS upgrade as I have with other distros (especially Arch).
You can start with a minimal environment and add packages and software to suit your needs as you go along.