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DistroWatch.com: Solus

Solus

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. It uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager, maintained as "eopkg" within Solus, and a custom desktop environment called "Budgie", developed in-house. The Budgie desktop, which can be set to emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, is tightly integrated with the GNOME stack. The distribution is available for 64-bit computers only.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 11 (840), 6 months: 8 (935), 3 months: 6 (1,038), 4 weeks: 6 (1,145), 1 week: 6 (1,219)

Average visitor rating: 8.93/10 from 140 review(s).


Solus Summary
Distribution Solus
Home Page https://solus-project.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://solus-project.com/forums/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://solus-project.com/help-center/home/https://wiki.solus-project.com/
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://solus-project.com/download/
Bug Tracker https://dev.solus-project.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-08-15: Distribution Release: Solus 3
 • 2017-04-18: Distribution Release: Solus 2017.04.18.0
 • 2017-01-02: Distribution Release: Solus 2017.01.01.0
 • 2016-10-19: Distribution Release: Solus 1.2.1
 • 2016-09-07: Distribution Release: Solus 1.2.0.5
 • 2016-06-20: Distribution Release: Solus 1.2
 • 2016-03-02: Distribution Release: Solus 1.1
 • 2015-12-27: Distribution Release: Solus 1.0
 • 2015-10-30: Development Release: Solus 1.0 RC1
 • 2015-05-17: Development Release: Solus 1.0 Beta 2
 • 2015-03-16: Development Release: Evolve OS Beta 1.1
 • 2015-01-26: Development Release: Evolve OS Beta 1
 • More Solus releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-10-16 Solus upgrades key packages
 •2017-08-14 Solus supports Snap packages
 •2017-06-13 Ikey Doherty to work on Solus full-time
 •2017-05-23 Solus packaging KDE
 •2017-05-11 Solus improves Bluetooth support
 •2017-03-06 Solus rolling out improvements
 •2017-01-25 Budgie desktop to use Qt
 •2017-01-19 Solus adopts Flatpak
 •2016-12-13 Solus and Ubuntu MATE create Brisk Menu
 •2016-07-25 Solus embraces rolling release
 • More Solus headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 3 2017.04.18.0 1.2.1
Release Date 2017-08-15 2017-04-18 2016-10-19
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1145-1181    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie, GNOME, MATE Budgie, GNOME, MATE Budgie, MATE
Package Management Flatpak, eopkg (pisi fork), Snap Flatpak, eopkg (pisi fork) eopkg (pisi fork)
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems      
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 3 2017.04.18.0 1.2.1

Full Package List:   Solus 2017.04.18.0
  Number of packages: 622 (download as TXT)
  ------------------------------------------------------------------
  •  accountsservice 0.6.43
  •  acl 2.2.52
  •  adwaita-icon-theme 3.24.0
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.3
  •  alsa-plugins 1.1.1
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.3
  •  appstream-data 3
  •  appstream-glib 0.6.12
  •  arc-firefox-theme 52.20170311
  •  arc-gtk-theme 20170302
  •  arc-icon-theme 20160605
  •  atkmm 2.24.2
  •  atril 1.18.0
  •  at-spi2 2.22.0
  •  at-spi2-atk 2.22.0
  •  attr 2.4.47
  •  avahi 0.6.32
  •  baobab 3.24.0
  •  baselayout 1.8.0
  •  bash 4.3.042
  •  bash-completion 2.5
  •  bc 1.06.95
  •  blueman 2.0.4
  •  bluez 5.44
  •  breeze-cursor-theme 5.6.1
  •  brisk-menu 0.3.5
  •  budgie-desktop 10.3.1
  •  budgie-desktop-branding 8
  •  budgie-desktop-branding-livecd 8
  •  bzip2 1.0.6
  •  ca-certs 20170411
  •  cairomm 1.12.2
  •  caja 1.18.1
  •  caribou 0.4.21
  •  chrome-gnome-shell 9.0
  •  clr-boot-manager 1.5.2
  •  clutter 1.26.0
  •  clutter-gtk 1.8.2
  •  cogl 1.22.0
  •  coinmp 1.8.3
  •  colord 1.3.4
  •  comar 3.0.3
  •  comar-api 2.4.7
  •  compiz 0.9.13.1
  •  coreutils 8.26
  •  cpio 2.12
  •  cracklib 2.8.22
  •  cryptsetup 1.7.0
  •  cups 2.2.3
  •  cups-filters 1.13.4
  •  cups-pk-helper 0.2.5
  •  curl 7.53.1
  •  cyrus-sasl 2.1.26
  •  db5 5.3.21
  •  dbus 1.10.18
  •  dbus-glib 0.108
  •  dbus-launch 1.10.18
  •  dconf 0.26.0
  •  dconf-editor 3.22.3
  •  dejavu-fonts-ttf 2.37
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.23
  •  dhclient 4.3.2
  •  disktype 9
  •  djvulibre 3.5.27
  •  docbook-xml 4.5
  •  doflicky 5
  •  dosfstools 4.0
  •  dotconf 1.3
  •  dracut 041
  •  e2fsprogs 1.43.4
  •  enchant 1.6.0
  •  engrampa 1.18.1
  •  eog 3.24.0
  •  eom 1.18.1
  •  espeak-ng 1.49.1
  •  evince 3.24.0
  •  evolution-data-server 3.24.1
  •  exfat-utils 1.2.3
  •  exiv2 0.25
  •  expat 2.2.0
  •  faad 2.7
  •  faba-icon-theme 4.0
  •  faba-icon-theme-mono 4.3
  •  fdk-aac 0.1.5
  •  ffmpeg 3.2.4
  •  fftw 3.3.6
  •  file 5.30
  •  file-roller 3.24.0
  •  findutils 4.6.0
  •  firefox 52.0.2
  •  font-clear-sans-ttf 1.00
  •  fontconfig 2.12.1
  •  font-droid-ttf 1.00
  •  font-hack-ttf 2.020
  •  font-indic-ttf 0.5.14
  •  font-lateef-ttf 1
  •  font-symbola-ttf 9.0
  •  font-tlwg-ttf 0.6.3
  •  foomatic-db 4.0.20150819
  •  foomatic-db-engine 4.0.12
  •  freetype2 2.7
  •  freetype2-subpixel 2.7
  •  fribidi 0.19.7
  •  fuse 2.9.5
  •  fuse-exfat 1.2.0
  •  gawk 4.1.4
  •  gcab 0.7
  •  gcr 3.20.0
  •  gd 2.2.4
  •  gdbm 1.13
  •  gdk-pixbuf 2.36.6
  •  gdm 3.20.1
  •  gedit 3.22.0
  •  geoclue 2.4.4
  •  gettext 0.19.8.1
  •  ghostscript 9.21
  •  gjs 1.48.0
  •  glew 1.12.0
  •  glib2 2.52.1
  •  glibc 2.25
  •  glibmm 2.51.6
  •  glib-networking 2.50.0
  •  gmime 2.6.23
  •  gmp 6.1.2
  •  gnome-autoar 0.2.2
  •  gnome-backgrounds 3.24.0
  •  gnome-bluetooth 3.20.1
  •  gnome-calculator 3.24.0
  •  gnome-calendar 3.24.0
  •  gnome-color-manager 3.24.0
  •  gnome-control-center 3.24.1
  •  gnome-desktop-branding 5
  •  gnome-desktop-branding-livecd 5
  •  gnome-disk-utility 3.24.0
  •  gnome-doc-utils 0.20.10
  •  gnome-keyring 3.20.0
  •  gnome-mpv 0.11
  •  gnome-online-accounts 3.24.0
  •  gnome-screensaver 3.6.1
  •  gnome-screenshot 3.22.0
  •  gnome-session 3.24.1
  •  gnome-session-shell 3.24.1
  •  gnome-settings-daemon 3.24.1
  •  gnome-shell 3.24.1
  •  gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-dock 57
  •  gnome-shell-extension-impatience 0.4.3
  •  gnome-shell-extensions 3.24.1
  •  gnome-shell-extension-topicons-plus 20
  •  gnome-system-monitor 3.24.0
  •  gnome-system-tools 3.0.0
  •  gnome-terminal 3.24.0
  •  gnome-themes-standard 3.22.2
  •  gnome-tweak-tool 3.24.0
  •  gnome-user-docs 3.22.0
  •  gnupg 2.1.20
  •  gobject-introspection 1.52.0
  •  goofiboot 51
  •  gparted 0.28.0
  •  gpgme 1.9.0
  •  gpm 1.20.7
  •  graphite2 1.3.9
  •  grep 3.0
  •  grilo 0.3.3
  •  grub2 2.0.2_beta2
  •  gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.24.0
  •  gspell 1.4.0
  •  gstreamer-1.0 1.10.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-libav 1.10.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-bad 1.10.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-base 1.10.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-good 1.10.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-ugly 1.10.4
  •  gtk2-engine-murrine 0.98.2
  •  gutenprint 5.2.11
  •  gvfs 1.32.1
  •  gvfs-goa 1.32.1
  •  gzip 1.8
  •  harfbuzz 1.4.5
  •  hexchat 2.12.4
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.15
  •  hwdata 0.299
  •  hyphen 2.8.8
  •  ibus 1.5.14
  •  ijs 0.35
  •  indicator-application 17.04.20161201
  •  inetutils 1.9.4
  •  inotify-tools 3.14
  •  inxi 2.3.7
  •  iproute2 4.9.0
  •  iptables 1.6.0
  •  isl 0.16.1
  •  iso-codes 3.74
  •  jansson 2.7
  •  kbd 2.0.3
  •  kerberos 5.1.14
  •  kernel-glue 3
  •  kmod 17
  •  lame 3.99.5
  •  less 487
  •  liba52dec 0.7.4
  •  libabw 0.1.1
  •  libaio 0.3.11
  •  libao 1.2.0
  •  libappindicator 12.10.0
  •  libarchive 3.3.1
  •  libass 0.13.4
  •  libassuan 2.4.3
  •  libatasmart 0.19
  •  libatk 2.22.0
  •  libbluray 1.0.0
  •  libboost 1.62.0
  •  libcairo 1.14.8
  •  libcanberra 0.3
  •  libcap2 2.25
  •  libcddb 1.3.2
  •  libcdio 0.92
  •  libcdio-paranoia 10.2.0.93.1
  •  libcdr 0.1.3
  •  libcmis 0.5.1
  •  libcolord-gtk 0.1.26
  •  libcroco 0.6.11
  •  libdaemon 0.14
  •  libdbusmenu 16.04.0
  •  libdc1394 2.2.3
  •  libdmx 1.1.3
  •  libdrm 2.4.76
  •  libdv 1.0.0
  •  libdvbpsi 1.3.0
  •  libdvdcss 1.4.0
  •  libdvdnav 5.0.1
  •  libdvdread 5.0.0
  •  libebml 1.3.4
  •  libe-book 0.1.2
  •  libelf 0.168
  •  libepoxy 1.3.1
  •  libetonyek 0.1.6
  •  libevdev 1.5.6
  •  libevent 2.0.22
  •  libexempi 2.4.0
  •  libexif 0.6.21
  •  libexttextcat 3.4.4
  •  libffi 3.2.1
  •  libflac 1.3.2
  •  libfontenc 1.1.3
  •  libfreehand 0.1.1
  •  libgcc 6.3.0
  •  libgcrypt 1.7.6
  •  libgdata 0.17.5
  •  libgee 0.20.0
  •  libgeocode-glib 3.20.1
  •  libglade 2.6.4
  •  libglu 9.0.0
  •  libgnome-desktop 3.24.0
  •  libgnomekbd 3.22.0.1
  •  libgnome-keyring 3.12.0
  •  libgnome-menus 3.13.3
  •  libgnutls 3.5.11
  •  libgomp 6.3.0
  •  libgpg-error 1.27
  •  libgphoto2 2.5.8
  •  libgpod 0.8.3
  •  libgtk-2 2.24.28
  •  libgtk-3 3.22.12
  •  libgtkmm-2 2.24.5
  •  libgtkmm-3 3.22.0
  •  libgtksourceview 3.24.0
  •  libgtop 2.34.0
  •  libgusb 0.2.10
  •  libgweather 3.24.0
  •  libgxps 0.2.4
  •  libhunspell 1.3.3
  •  libical 2.0.0
  •  libice 1.0.9
  •  libicu 58.2
  •  libidn 1.33
  •  libimobiledevice 1.2.0
  •  libindicator 12.10.1
  •  libinput 1.6.0
  •  libixion 0.12.2
  •  libjpeg-turbo 1.5.1
  •  libjson-glib 1.2.8
  •  libkate 0.4.1
  •  libksba 1.3.5
  •  liblangtag 0.6.2
  •  liblcms2 2.8
  •  libmad 0.15.1b
  •  libmatekbd 1.18.1
  •  libmatemixer 1.18.0
  •  libmateweather 1.18.0
  •  libmatroska 1.4.5
  •  libmbim 1.12.2
  •  libmodplug 0.8.8.5
  •  libmpeg2 0.5.1
  •  libmspub 0.1.2
  •  libmtp 1.1.13
  •  libmwaw 0.3.11
  •  libndp 1.6
  •  libnettle 3.3
  •  libnl 3.2.21
  •  libnotify 0.7.7
  •  libnspr 4.14
  •  libnss 3.30.1
  •  liboauth 1.0.3
  •  libodfgen 0.1.6
  •  libogg 1.3.2
  •  liboobs 3.0.0
  •  liborcus 0.12.1
  •  libp11-kit 0.23.2
  •  libpagemaker 0.0.3
  •  libpaper 1.1.24
  •  libparted 3.2
  •  libpciaccess 0.13.5
  •  libpcre 8.40
  •  libpeas 1.20.0
  •  libpipeline 1.4.1
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  •  libshout 2.4.1
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  •  libsm 1.2.2
  •  libsndfile 1.0.28
  •  libsoup 2.56.0
  •  libspectre 0.2.8
  •  libspeex 1.2.1
  •  libssh2 1.7.0
  •  libstartup-notification 0.12
  •  libstdc++ 6.3.0
  •  libtasn1 4.10
  •  libtelepathy-glib 0.24.1
  •  libtheora 1.1.1
  •  libtiff 4.0.7
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  •  libtool 2.4.6
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  •  libusbmuxd 1.0.10
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  •  libvdpau 1.1.1
  •  libvisio 0.1.5
  •  libvorbis 1.3.5
  •  libvpx 1.6.1
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  •  libwebkit-gtk 2.16.1
  •  libwebp 0.6.0
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  •  libxcb 1.12
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  •  libxdamage 1.1.4
  •  libxdmcp 1.1.2
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  •  libxfixes 5.0.3
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  •  libxft 2.3.2
  •  libxi 1.7.8
  •  libxinerama 1.1.3
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  •  libxklavier 5.4
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  •  libxmu 1.1.2
  •  libxpm 3.5.12
  •  libxrandr 1.5.1
  •  libxrender 0.9.10
  •  libxres 1.0.7
  •  libxscrnsaver 1.2.2
  •  libxshmfence 1.2
  •  libxslt 1.1.29
  •  libxt 1.1.5
  •  libxtst 1.2.3
  •  libxv 1.0.11
  •  libxxf86dga 1.1.4
  •  libxxf86vm 1.1.4
  •  lightdm 1.15.0
  •  lightdm-gtk-greeter 2.0.2
  •  linux-driver-management 0.0.2
  •  linux-firmware 20170404
  •  linux-lts 4.9.22
  •  linux-tools-cpupower 4.9.21
  •  llvm 3.9.1
  •  lm_sensors 3.4.0
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  •  lz4 131
  •  lzip 1.16
  •  lzo 2.09
  •  man-db 2.7.5
  •  marco 1.18.0
  •  mate-applets 1.18.1
  •  mate-calc 1.18.0
  •  mate-control-center 1.18.1
  •  mate-desktop 1.18.0
  •  mate-desktop-branding 14
  •  mate-desktop-branding-livecd 14
  •  mate-indicator-applet 1.18.0
  •  mate-media 1.18.0
  •  mate-menus 1.18.0
  •  mate-notification-daemon 1.18.0
  •  mate-notification-theme-slate 4
  •  mate-panel 1.18.1
  •  mate-polkit 1.18.0
  •  mate-power-manager 1.18.0
  •  mate-screensaver 1.18.0
  •  mate-sensors-applet 1.18.1
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Version: 3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-16
Votes: 1


Love this distro, it looks great and icons are first class.

Enough software to keep you happy and I love the way Libre Office looks in it.

Fast and sleek.

The only thing I do not like is the logoff button is on the bottom right, away from the main menu. A minor but annoying thing otherwise a fast stable distro that does what it should do, simply work!

Good work guys.


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Version: 3
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-10-15
Votes: 1


I like Solus and its independency of all of the other distros. I've used Debian for a while but switched to Solus for these reasons:
1. Solus is meant to be with Budgie - in my opinion, the best desktop environment. It is based on GNOME, which I don't like for its dock, but I find GTK very comfortable and easy. I know that they are moving to QT, and I don't like KDE but I trust Solus and the Budgie team. Also it made me completely forget about the terminal. Looks great out of the box.
2. Graphical software installer that actually works and I find it the most comfortable.
3. A lot of useful packages for an independent distro, even non-free ones.
4. It runs well and even with these pretty animations that Budgie has on low-end PCs (around 750 packages at install - take that Ubuntu and Mint).
Overall I've had great experience with it and I wiped Windows for Solus.


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Version: 3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-15
Votes: 1


I've been using Solus for quite a while now. I, like many, went through the whole Ubuntu --> distro hop like crazy -- Arch route. Arch was fine but I wanted something I could rely on and not have to baby site or get completely pro-active with it on nearly a daily basis. I decided to try Solus, and I haven't distro hopped or looked around at anything else since.

Solus was one of the easiest distros to install, and definitely the fastest. I've got it installed on several machines at home, most of which all dual boot with Windows because of work but one laptop has Solus alone. Updates don't come out at the pace that Arch releases, but that's a good thing. Things are ready when they're ready. Solus has never broken on me.

Some people complain that Solus doesn't have the entire galactic software selection like the AUR in Arch. But, honestly, it has everything most people would need, including a third-party software repository. And, of course, you aren't bound to use only what's in the repositories.

All in all, it's been a great experience. It's stable, fast, responsive and the support is top of the line. I see no reason at this point in time to look around at anything else. Solus has everything I want and need.


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