NixOS is a Linux distribution that is built on top of the Nix package manager and is completely declarative, which makes upgrading systems reliable and has many other advantages. The operating system can be downloaded from the NixOS website.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Some log, cookie, and wiki data is collected through use of the NixOS website. However, cookies can be disabled through your browser, and any other data can be requested to be deleted. There is virtually no risk in using the operating system itself.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Any data collected by NixOS is only collected through use of the NixOS website and wiki and is not shared with any third parties.
- Reproducible, declarative, and reliable package manager.
- May be complex for less experienced users.
It does not appear NixOS has ever suffered from any major data breaches. However, considering NixOS barely collects information from its users, there would not be any information to share even if they were hacked. The NixOS operating system is very secure as well, and is a great choice for those looking for a more private operating system.