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Solus

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 7 (1,046), 6 months: 7 (1,099), 3 months: 7 (1,076), 4 weeks: 7 (1,136), 1 week: 10 (1,190)

Average visitor rating: 8.59/10 from 468 review(s).


Solus Summary
Distribution Solus
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-03-18: Distribution Release: Solus 4.0
 • 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
 • More Solus releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-10-03 Solus updates supported desktops
 •2019-03-21 Budgie 10.5 shipped with Solus 4.0
 •2019-01-15 Solus roadmap for 2019
 •2018-11-02 Solus team regaining account access
 •2018-10-27 Solus founder out of contact
 •2018-09-21 Solus updates install media
 •2018-06-27 Solus polishes desktop tools
 •2018-05-23 Budgie returns to Solus
 •2018-03-09 Solus redesigns Software Centre
 •2018-02-15 Solus to offer optional Wayland session
 • More Solus headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 4.0 3.9999 3 2017.04.18.0 1.2.1
Release Date 2019-03-17 2018-09-20 2017-08-15 2017-04-18 2016-10-19
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 1400-1500 1100-1200    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie, GNOME, MATE Budgie, GNOME, MATE Budgie, GNOME, MATE Budgie, GNOME, MATE Budgie, MATE
Package Management Flatpak, eopkg (pisi fork), Snap Flatpak, eopkg (pisi fork), Snap Flatpak, eopkg (pisi fork), Snap Flatpak, eopkg (pisi fork) eopkg (pisi fork)
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual Yes        
Asian Language Support Yes        
Full Package List 4.0 3.9999 3 2017.04.18.0 1.2.1

Full Package List:   Solus 2017.04.18.0
  Number of packages: 622 (download as TXT)
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  •  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
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  •  libpaper 1.1.24
  •  libparted 3.2
  •  libpciaccess 0.13.5
  •  libpcre 8.40
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  •  libpipeline 1.4.1
  •  libplist 1.12
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  •  libpwquality 1.3.0
  •  libqmi 1.12.6
  •  libraw1394 2.0.5
  •  libreoffice-calc 5.3.2.2
  •  libreoffice-common 5.3.2.2
  •  libreoffice-draw 5.3.2.2
  •  libreoffice-impress 5.3.2.2
  •  libreoffice-writer 5.3.2.2
  •  librest 0.8.0
  •  librevenge 0.0.4
  •  librsvg 2.40.16
  •  libsamplerate 0.1.9
  •  libsecret 0.18.5
  •  libshout 2.4.1
  •  libsigc++ 2.10.0
  •  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
  •  libtimezonemap 0.4.5
  •  libtool 2.4.6
  •  libunistring 0.9.4
  •  libupnp 1.6.21
  •  libusb 1.0.21
  •  libusbmuxd 1.0.10
  •  libva 1.8.1
  •  libvdpau 1.1.1
  •  libvisio 0.1.5
  •  libvorbis 1.3.5
  •  libvpx 1.6.1
  •  libvte 0.48.2
  •  libwacom 0.24
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  •  libwebp 0.6.0
  •  libwnck 3.20.1
  •  libwpd 0.10.1
  •  libwpg 0.3.1
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  •  libxau 1.0.8
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  •  libxcursor 1.1.14
  •  libxdamage 1.1.4
  •  libxdmcp 1.1.2
  •  libxext 1.3.3
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  •  libxfont 1.5.2
  •  libxft 2.3.2
  •  libxi 1.7.8
  •  libxinerama 1.1.3
  •  libxkbcommon 0.7.1
  •  libxkbfile 1.0.9
  •  libxklavier 5.4
  •  libxml2 2.9.4
  •  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
  •  lsb-release 1.4
  •  lua 5.1.5
  •  lvm2 2.02.168
  •  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
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Version: 4.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-22
Votes: 2


Wow! I'm was looking for a new experience in GNU/Linux World, always are the same: debian/ubuntu , fedora, opensuse, arch linux. Today I decided give a try to SolusOS, and from the beginning was amazing. Nice work guys! I appreciate your faster, confortable S.O


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-10-21
Votes: 0


Well programmed, fast. But missing some important software like Citrix or Timesghift. Some Software difficult to instal. Not consistent design: login and lock login have different designs. Small community. Much less support then Ubuntu or Manjaro.


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-10-20
Votes: 0


Howdy,

Last year, I rated Solus at 10 - because it was rather polished and made 3rd party applications (like Steam) a breeze to get working.

However, I have had to re-install it 3 times this year due to updates (or failed updates) breaking the distro ...preventing apps like the file manager and web browser from launching.

Solus provides updates (and large ones at that) on a very frequent basis. Since I keep my PC off when not in use (and have a very slow DSL connection) I inevitably get behind on updates--which seems to create issues. If you want to use this on an always-on PC & have fast internet--then give this distro a whirl--otheriwse you might want to look elsewhere.

I will be going back to an XFCE distro (Xubuntu LTS).


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