Getting started with Nix package manager

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Nix is a package manager implemented as a minimalistic functional language. Nix package, for example Nginx is a result of a function mkDerivation and Nix tries very hard for result to have two properties: No side-effects. Given the same input to the function, you should get the same binary package stored in Nix Store. Package in Nix Store is immutable. Nix supports Linux, OS X and FreeBSD platforms (probably others like ...