NixOS 22.11 released 🎉🎉🎉
cross-posted from: > **1652 contributors**, who authored **30371 commits** since the previous release. > > NixOS is already known as the **most up to date distribution** while also being the distribution with the **most packages**. > > This release saw **16678 new packages** and **14680 updated packages** in nixpkgs. We also **removed 2812 packages** in an effort to keep the package set maintainable and secure. In addition to packages the NixOS distribution also features modules and tests that make it what it is. This release brought **91 new modules and removed 20**. In that process we **added 1322 options and removed 487**.

Is using a USB drive as swap partition a good idea?
To avoid writing so much on my SSD I've moved the swap partition to a 32 GB drive which goes for $7 nowadays and if it dies it won't hurt unlike if the SSD dies. I've also lowered the swappiness from 60 to 10. I assumed it would be faster on a USB than on the hard drive. Was this a good idea?

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