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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: 8 (908), 6 months: 6 (1,020), 3 months: 6 (1,232), 4 weeks: 5 (1,469), 1 week: 2 (1,723)

Average visitor rating: 8.92/10 from 158 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/LinuxTracker.org
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:
 •2017-11-01 Wayland and snapd coming to Solus 4
 •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
 • 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 3
  Number of packages: 660 (download as TXT)
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  •  accountsservice 0.6.43
  •  acl 2.2.52
  •  adapta-gtk-theme 3.91.2.20
  •  adwaita-icon-theme 3.24.0
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.4.1
  •  alsa-plugins 1.1.4
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.4
  •  apparmor 2.11.0
  •  appstream-data 8
  •  appstream-glib 0.6.12
  •  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 2.7
  •  bc 1.06.95
  •  bind-utils 9.11.1_p2
  •  binutils-libs 2.28
  •  blueman 2.0.4
  •  bluez 5.45
  •  breeze-cursor-theme 5.6.1
  •  brisk-menu 0.4.5
  •  budgie-desktop 10.4
  •  budgie-desktop-branding 17
  •  budgie-desktop-branding-livecd 17
  •  budgie-desktop-branding-material 17
  •  bzip2 1.0.6
  •  ca-certs 20170803
  •  cairomm 1.12.2
  •  caja 1.18.3
  •  canon-ufriilt-common 3.71
  •  caribou 0.4.21
  •  chrome-gnome-shell 9.0
  •  clr-boot-manager 1.5.4
  •  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 8.27
  •  cpio 2.12
  •  cracklib 2.8.22
  •  cryptsetup 1.7.5
  •  cups 2.2.3
  •  cups-filters 1.16.1
  •  cups-pk-helper 0.2.6
  •  curl 7.55.1
  •  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
  •  dmidecode 3.0
  •  docbook-xml 4.5
  •  doflicky 6
  •  dosfstools 4.0
  •  dotconf 1.3
  •  dracut 045
  •  e2fsprogs 1.43.4
  •  enchant 1.6.0
  •  engrampa 1.18.2
  •  eog 3.24.1
  •  eom 1.18.2
  •  espeak-ng 1.49.1
  •  evince 3.24.1
  •  evolution-data-server 3.24.5
  •  exfat-utils 1.2.3
  •  exiv2 0.25
  •  expat 2.2.3
  •  faad 2.7
  •  faba-icon-theme 4.1.2
  •  faba-icon-theme-mono 4.3
  •  fdk-aac 0.1.5
  •  ffmpeg 3.3.3
  •  ffmpegthumbnailer 2.2.0
  •  fftw 3.3.6
  •  file 5.30
  •  file-roller 3.24.1
  •  findutils 4.6.0
  •  firefox 55.0.1
  •  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-roboto-ttf 2.136
  •  font-symbola-ttf 9.0
  •  font-tlwg-ttf 0.6.3
  •  foomatic-db 4.0.20170420
  •  foomatic-db-engine 4.0.12
  •  freetype2 2.8
  •  freetype2-subpixel 2.8
  •  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 2.36.8
  •  gdm 3.20.1
  •  gedit 3.22.1
  •  geoclue 2.4.7
  •  gettext 0.19.8.1
  •  ghostscript 9.21
  •  giflib 4.1.6
  •  gjs 1.48.6
  •  glib2 2.52.3
  •  glibc 2.25
  •  glibmm 2.51.7
  •  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 3.24.3
  •  gnome-color-manager 3.24.0
  •  gnome-control-center 3.24.3
  •  gnome-desktop-branding 9
  •  gnome-desktop-branding-livecd 9
  •  gnome-desktop-branding-material 9
  •  gnome-disk-utility 3.24.1
  •  gnome-doc-utils 0.20.10
  •  gnome-icon-theme 3.12.0
  •  gnome-keyring 3.20.1
  •  gnome-mpv 0.12
  •  gnome-online-accounts 3.24.2
  •  gnome-screensaver 3.6.1
  •  gnome-screenshot 3.22.0
  •  gnome-session 3.24.1
  •  gnome-session-shell 3.24.1
  •  gnome-settings-daemon 3.24.3
  •  gnome-shell 3.24.3
  •  gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-dock 60
  •  gnome-shell-extension-impatience 0.4.5
  •  gnome-shell-extensions 3.24.3
  •  gnome-shell-extension-topicons-plus 20
  •  gnome-system-monitor 3.24.0
  •  gnome-system-tools 3.0.0
  •  gnome-terminal 3.24.2
  •  gnome-themes-standard 3.22.3
  •  gnome-tweak-tool 3.24.1
  •  gnome-user-docs 3.24.2
  •  gnupg 2.1.21
  •  gobject-introspection 1.52.1
  •  goofiboot 51
  •  gpart 0.3
  •  gparted 0.28.1
  •  gpgme 1.9.0
  •  gpm 1.20.7
  •  graphite2 1.3.10
  •  grep 3.1
  •  grilo 0.3.3
  •  groff 1.22.2
  •  grub2 2.0.2_beta2
  •  gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.24.0
  •  gspell 1.4.1
  •  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 5.2.12
  •  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
  •  hplip-drivers 3.17.7
  •  hunspell-en 2016.06.26
  •  hwdata 0.302
  •  hyphen 2.8.8
  •  ibus 1.5.14
  •  ijs 0.35
  •  imlib2 1.4.9
  •  indicator-application 17.04.20161201
  •  inetutils 1.9.4
  •  inotify-tools 3.14
  •  inxi 2.3.23
  •  iproute2 4.9.0
  •  iptables 1.6.0
  •  isl 0.16.1
  •  iso-codes 3.75
  •  jansson 2.10
  •  kbd 2.0.4
  •  kerberos 5.1.15.1
  •  kernel-glue 4
  •  kmod 24
  •  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 3.3.2
  •  libass 0.13.4
  •  libassuan 2.4.3
  •  libatasmart 0.19
  •  libatk 2.22.0
  •  libbluray 1.0.1
  •  libboost 1.62.0
  •  libcaca 0.99.19
  •  libcairo 1.14.10
  •  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 0.6.12
  •  libdaemon 0.14
  •  libdbusmenu 16.04.0
  •  libdc1394 2.2.3
  •  libdmapsharing 2.9.39
  •  libdmx 1.1.3
  •  libdrm 2.4.82
  •  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
  •  libedit 20160618.3.1
  •  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 6.4.0
  •  libgcrypt 1.8.0
  •  libgdata 0.17.8
  •  libgee 0.20.0
  •  libgeocode-glib 3.20.1
  •  libglade 2.6.4
  •  libglu 9.0.0
  •  libgnome-desktop 3.24.1
  •  libgnomekbd 3.22.0.1
  •  libgnome-keyring 3.12.0
  •  libgnome-menus 3.13.3
  •  libgnutls 3.5.14
  •  libgomp 6.4.0
  •  libgpg-error 1.27
  •  libgphoto2 2.5.8
  •  libgpod 0.8.3
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  •  libgtk-3 3.22.18
  •  libgtkmm-2 2.24.5
  •  libgtkmm-3 3.22.0
  •  libgtksourceview 3.24.2
  •  libgtop 2.36.0
  •  libgusb 0.2.10
  •  libgweather 3.24.1
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  •  libhunspell 1.3.3
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  •  libicu 58.2
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  •  libksba 1.3.5
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  •  liblcms2 2.8
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  •  libpng 1.5.28
  •  libproxy 0.4.14
  •  libpwquality 1.3.0
  •  libqmi 1.18.0
  •  libquvi 0.9.4
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  •  libxxf86vm 1.1.4
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  •  linux-firmware 20170511
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Version: 3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-23
Votes: 0


This is very polished in look and feel. Tried the Bungie version as I was realiy enjoying Deepin Linux but came across several stability issues in its ability to use network resources. Builtin app limitations as well with Deepin. This is a very good distro for everyday use and has a nice snappy interface. It also boots quickly.

I am tried of seeing Windows reinvented. Have used Bungie in the past and been locked out of my own system after updates. This has been the first distro I've tried that has a very stable version.

Its not as polished in look and feel as Deepin, but is more stable for daily use and has a much cleaner look and feel than Mint. Solus boots 3 times faster on the same hardware than Mint and is much faster in daily use.

Great Job!


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Version: 3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-20
Votes: 2


In brief an amazing distro. Installed on a HP Spectre x360 and runs like a charm.

To be fair I am quite surprised by the functionality, stability, and Look & feel of such a new distro. I am a long time user of Mint which has been the most stable of any distro I have ever tried in the past 15 years.

The other thing that has really surprised me is the battery performance. It is matching the 9 hours I used to get on Windows 10 on a Spectre. I hope it stays like this because battery performance is must for me.

Keep up the good work and put most focus on not letting any regression bugs through the future updates as that's what take people away and onto the land of Mint.


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Version: 3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-20
Votes: 1


All i can say i thank you Solus Team for the amazing work.

Best linux operating system i have used and hope it says like that


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