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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: 8 (974), 6 months: 7 (1,139), 3 months: 7 (1,158), 4 weeks: 7 (1,172), 1 week: 6 (1,103)

Average visitor rating: 8.58/10 from 446 review(s).


Solus Summary
Distribution Solus
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, 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:
 •2019-03-21 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
 •2017-11-01 Wayland and snapd coming to Solus 4
 • 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 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 4.0
  Number of packages: 778 (download as TXT)
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  •  aalib 1.4.0_5
  •  aa-lsm-hook 0.0.2
  •  accountsservice 0.6.54
  •  acl 2.2.52
  •  adwaita-icon-theme 3.28.0
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.5
  •  alsa-plugins 1.1.5
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.5
  •  aom 1.0.0
  •  apparmor 2.11.0
  •  appstream-data 17
  •  appstream-glib 0.6.13
  •  atkmm 2.24.2
  •  atril 1.20.3
  •  at-spi2 2.28.0
  •  at-spi2-atk 2.26.2
  •  attr 2.4.48
  •  audit 2.8.4
  •  avahi 0.7
  •  babl 0.1.58
  •  baobab 3.28.0
  •  baselayout 1.8.0
  •  bash 4.4.019
  •  bash-completion 2.8
  •  bc 1.07.1
  •  bind-utils 9.11.5_p1
  •  binutils-libs 2.31.1
  •  blueman 2.0.6
  •  bluez 5.48
  •  breeze-cursor-theme 5.15.2
  •  brisk-menu 0.5.0
  •  brotli 1.0.7
  •  btrfs-progs 4.20.1
  •  bubblewrap 0.3.1
  •  budgie-desktop 10.5
  •  budgie-desktop-branding 20.1
  •  budgie-desktop-branding-fortitude 20.1
  •  budgie-desktop-branding-livecd 20.1
  •  budgie-screenshot-applet 0.4.3
  •  bzip2 1.0.6
  •  ca-certs 20190218
  •  cairomm 1.12.2
  •  caja 1.20.3
  •  caja-extensions 1.20.2
  •  canon-ufriilt-common 3.80
  •  caribou 0.4.21
  •  ccsm 0.8.16
  •  celt 0.11.3
  •  chromaprint 1.4.3
  •  chrome-gnome-shell 10.1
  •  clr-boot-manager 3.1.0
  •  clutter 1.26.2
  •  clutter-gtk 1.8.4
  •  cogl 1.22.0
  •  coinmp 1.8.3
  •  colord 1.3.5
  •  comar 3.0.3
  •  comar-api 2.4.7
  •  compiz 0.8.16.1
  •  compizconfig-python 0.8.16
  •  compiz-plugins-extra 0.8.16
  •  compiz-plugins-main 0.8.16
  •  coreutils 8.30
  •  cpio 2.12
  •  cracklib 2.8.22
  •  cryptsetup 1.7.5
  •  cups 2.2.8
  •  cups-filters 1.22.1
  •  cups-pk-helper 0.2.6
  •  curl 7.64.0
  •  cyrus-sasl 2.1.26
  •  dav1d 0.2.0
  •  db5 5.3.21
  •  dbus 1.12.10
  •  dbus-glib 0.110
  •  dbus-launch 1.12.10
  •  dconf 0.28.0
  •  dejavu-fonts-ttf 2.37
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.23
  •  dhclient 4.4.1
  •  disktype 9
  •  djvulibre 3.5.27
  •  dleyna-core 0.6.0
  •  dleyna-renderer 0.6.0
  •  dmidecode 3.1
  •  dnsmasq 2.78
  •  docbook-xml 4.5
  •  doflicky 6
  •  dosfstools 4.1
  •  dotconf 1.3
  •  e2fsprogs 1.44.6
  •  enchant 1.6.0
  •  engrampa 1.20.2
  •  eog 3.28.4
  •  eom 1.20.2
  •  espeak-ng 1.49.2
  •  evince 3.28.2
  •  evolution-data-server 3.28.5
  •  exfat-utils 1.3.0
  •  exiv2 0.26
  •  expat 2.2.6
  •  faad 2.8.8
  •  fdk-aac 2.0.0
  •  ffmpeg 4.1.1
  •  ffmpegthumbnailer 2.2.0
  •  fftw 3.3.8
  •  file 5.36
  •  file-roller 3.28.1
  •  findutils 4.6.0
  •  firefox 65.0.1
  •  fluidsynth 2.0.4
  •  font-clear-sans-ttf 1.0
  •  fontconfig 2.13.0
  •  font-droid-ttf 1.00
  •  font-hack-ttf 3.003
  •  font-roboto-ttf 2.138
  •  font-symbola-ttf 10.03
  •  font-tlwg-ttf 0.7.1
  •  foomatic-db 4.0.20171217
  •  foomatic-db-engine 4.0.12
  •  freeglut 3.0.0
  •  freetype2 2.8
  •  freetype2-subpixel 2.8
  •  fribidi 1.0.5
  •  fuse 2.9.9
  •  fuse-exfat 1.2.8
  •  gawk 4.2.1
  •  gcab 0.7
  •  gcr 3.28.0
  •  gd 2.2.5
  •  gdbm 1.14.1
  •  gdk-pixbuf 2.38.0
  •  gdm 3.28.4
  •  gedit 3.28.1
  •  gegl 0.4.12
  •  geoclue 2.4.8
  •  gettext 0.19.8.1
  •  gexiv2 0.10.9
  •  gfbgraph 0.2.3
  •  ghostscript 9.25
  •  giflib 5.1.4
  •  gjs 1.52.3
  •  glib2 2.56.3
  •  glibc 2.29
  •  glibmm 2.56.0
  •  glib-networking 2.56.0
  •  gmime 3.2.3
  •  gmp 6.1.2
  •  gnome-autoar 0.2.3
  •  gnome-bluetooth 3.28.2
  •  gnome-calculator 3.28.2
  •  gnome-calendar 3.28.2
  •  gnome-color-manager 3.28.0
  •  gnome-control-center 3.28.2
  •  gnome-desktop-branding-fortitude 15.0
  •  gnome-desktop-branding-livecd 15.0
  •  gnome-desktop-branding-shared 15.0
  •  gnome-disk-utility 3.28.3
  •  gnome-doc-utils 0.20.10
  •  gnome-icon-theme 3.12.0
  •  gnome-keyring 3.28.2
  •  gnome-mpv 0.16
  •  gnome-online-accounts 3.28.0
  •  gnome-online-miners 3.26.0
  •  gnome-photos 3.28.0
  •  gnome-screensaver 3.6.1
  •  gnome-screenshot 3.26.0
  •  gnome-session 3.28.1
  •  gnome-session-shell 3.28.1
  •  gnome-settings-daemon 3.28.1
  •  gnome-shell 3.28.3
  •  gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-dock 64
  •  gnome-shell-extension-impatience 0.4.5
  •  gnome-shell-extensions 3.28.1
  •  gnome-shell-extension-topicons-plus 21
  •  gnome-system-monitor 3.28.2
  •  gnome-system-tools 3.0.0
  •  gnome-terminal 3.28.2
  •  gnome-themes-standard 3.22.3
  •  gnome-tweaks 3.28.1
  •  gnome-user-docs 3.28.2
  •  gnupg 2.2.13
  •  gobject-introspection 1.56.1
  •  gom 0.3.2
  •  gpart 0.3
  •  gparted 0.33.0
  •  gpgme 1.12.0
  •  gpm 1.20.7
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.4
  •  graphite2 1.3.13
  •  grep 3.3
  •  grilo 0.3.6
  •  grilo-plugins 0.3.7
  •  groff 1.22.4
  •  grub2 2.02
  •  gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.28.1
  •  gspell 1.6.1
  •  gssdp 1.0.2
  •  gstreamer-1.0 1.14.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-libav 1.14.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-bad 1.14.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-base 1.14.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-good 1.14.4
  •  gstreamer-1.0-plugins-ugly 1.14.4
  •  gupnp 1.0.3
  •  gupnp-av 0.12.11
  •  gupnp-dlna 0.10.5
  •  gutenprint 5.3.1
  •  gvfs 1.36.2
  •  gvfs-goa 1.36.2
  •  gzip 1.10
  •  harfbuzz 1.7.5
  •  hexchat 2.14.2
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.17
  •  hplip-drivers 3.18.6
  •  hunspell-en 2018.04.16
  •  hwdata 0.320
  •  hyphen 2.8.8
  •  ibus 1.5.19
  •  ijs 0.35
  •  ilmbase 2.2.1
  •  imagemagick 7.0.8_33
  •  imlib2 1.5.1
  •  indicator-application 17.04.20161201
  •  inetutils 1.9.4
  •  inotify-tools 3.14
  •  inxi 3.0.32
  •  iproute2 4.20.0
  •  iptables 1.6.2
  •  isl 0.20
  •  iso-codes 3.78
  •  jack-audio-connection-kit 0.125.0
  •  jansson 2.10
  •  jasper 2.0.14
  •  kbd 2.0.4
  •  kerberos 1.16.2
  •  kernel-glue 4
  •  kmod 25
  •  ladspa 1.13
  •  lame 3.100
  •  ldb 1.3.6
  •  ldns 1.7.0
  •  less 530
  •  liba52dec 0.7.4
  •  libabw 0.1.2
  •  libaio 0.3.11
  •  libao 1.2.2
  •  libappindicator 12.10.0
  •  libarchive 3.3.3
  •  libass 0.14.0
  •  libassuan 2.5.3
  •  libatasmart 0.19
  •  libatk 2.28.1
  •  libblockdev 2.16
  •  libbluray 1.1.0
  •  libboost 1.66.0
  •  libbytesize 1.2
  •  libcaca 0.99.19
  •  libcairo 1.16.0
  •  libcanberra 0.3
  •  libcap2 2.26
  •  libcddb 1.3.2
  •  libcdio 2.0.0
  •  libcdio-paranoia 10.2.0.94.2
  •  libcdr 0.1.5
  •  libcmis 0.5.2
  •  libcolord-gtk 0.1.26
  •  libcompizconfig 0.8.16
  •  libcroco 0.6.12
  •  libcue 2.1.0
  •  libdaemon 0.14
  •  libdazzle 3.28.4
  •  libdbusmenu 16.04.0
  •  libdc1394 2.2.3
  •  libde265 1.0.3
  •  libdmapsharing 2.9.39
  •  libdmx 1.1.4
  •  libdrm 2.4.97
  •  libdv 1.0.0
  •  libdvbpsi 1.3.1
  •  libdvdcss 1.4.1
  •  libdvdnav 6.0.0
  •  libdvdread 6.0.0
  •  libebml 1.3.7
  •  libe-book 0.1.3
  •  libedit 20181209.3.1
  •  libelf 0.175
  •  libepoxy 1.4.3
  •  libetonyek 0.1.9
  •  libevdev 1.6.0
  •  libevent 2.1.8
  •  libexempi 2.4.5
  •  libexif 0.6.21
  •  libexttextcat 3.4.5
  •  libffi 3.2.1
  •  libflac 1.3.2
  •  libfontenc 1.1.4
  •  libfreehand 0.1.2
  •  libgcc 8.2.0
  •  libgcrypt 1.8.4
  •  libgdata 0.17.9
  •  libgee 0.20.1
  •  libgeocode-glib 3.26.0
  •  libglade 2.6.4
  •  libglu 9.0.0
  •  libglvnd 1.1.0
  •  libgnome-desktop 3.28.2
  •  libgnomekbd 3.26.0
  •  libgnome-keyring 3.12.0
  •  libgnome-menus 3.13.3
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  •  libgomp 8.2.0
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  •  libgphoto2 2.5.22
  •  libgpod 0.8.3
  •  libgrss 0.7.0
  •  libgsf 1.14.44
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  •  libgtk-3 3.22.30
  •  libgtkmm-2 2.24.5
  •  libgtkmm-3 3.22.2
  •  libgtksourceview 3.24.7
  •  libgtop 2.38.0
  •  libgudev 232
  •  libgusb 0.3.0
  •  libgweather 3.28.2
  •  libgxps 0.3.1
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  •  libhogweed 3.4.1
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  •  libice 1.0.9
  •  libicu 63.1
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  •  libimobiledevice 1.2.0
  •  libindicator 12.10.1
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  •  libiptcdata 1.0.4
  •  libixion 0.14.1
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  •  libksba 1.3.5
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  •  liblcms2 2.9
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  •  libmatemixer 1.20.1
  •  libmateweather 1.20.2
  •  libmatroska 1.5.0
  •  libmbim 1.18.0
  •  libmediaart 1.9.4
  •  libmodplug 0.8.8.5
  •  libmpeg2 0.5.1
  •  libmspub 0.1.4
  •  libmtp 1.1.16
  •  libmwaw 0.3.11
  •  libndp 1.6
  •  libnettle 3.4.1
  •  libnfs 3.0.0
  •  libnice 0.1.14
  •  libnl 3.2.21
  •  libnotify 0.7.7
  •  libnspr 4.21
  •  libnss 3.42.1
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  •  liboauth 1.0.3
  •  libodfgen 0.1.7
  •  libogg 1.3.3
  •  liboobs 3.0.0
  •  liborcus 0.14.1
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  •  libpagemaker 0.0.4
  •  libpaper 1.1.24
  •  libparted 3.2
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  •  libpciaccess 0.14
  •  libpcre 8.42
  •  libpeas 1.22.0
  •  libpipeline 1.5.0
  •  libplist 2.0.0
  •  libpng 1.6.36
  •  libproxy 0.4.15
  •  libpwquality 1.4.0
  •  libqmi 1.22.0
  •  libquvi 0.9.4
  •  libqxp 0.0.2
  •  libraw 0.18.13
  •  libraw1394 2.0.5
  •  libreoffice-calc 6.2.1.2
  •  libreoffice-common 6.2.1.2
  •  libreoffice-draw 6.2.1.2
  •  libreoffice-impress 6.2.1.2
  •  libreoffice-writer 6.2.1.2
  •  librest 0.8.1
  •  librevenge 0.0.4
  •  librsvg 2.40.20
  •  libsamplerate 0.1.9
  •  libseccomp 2.3.3
  •  libsecret 0.18.5
  •  libselinux 20170804
  •  libshout 2.4.1
  •  libsigc++ 2.10.0
  •  libsm 1.2.3
  •  libsndfile 1.0.28
  •  libsoup 2.62.3
  •  libsoxr 0.1.2
  •  libspectre 0.2.8
  •  libspeex 1.2.0
  •  libssh 0.8.6
  •  libssh2 1.8.0
  •  libstartup-notification 0.12
  •  libstdc++ 8.2.0
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Version: 4.0
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-08-15
Votes: 9


This distro looks promising at first....but after a while it's a complete letdown.
Let me explain why:
- package manager could be a lot better (dependency issues),
- curated rolling release (good and a bad thing - developers are in charge of what they deem worthy to have in the repositories),
- slow development!,
- no current way to help with the financing,
- not so useful forums and bad developer support,
- a lot of issues with UEFI systems,
- black screens after bigger updates,
- problems with OpenVPN,
- documentation is lacking,
- frequent freezes during updates,
- software store is simply bad (only one update/download at the same time?)...

The good side of this distro is that it blow some fresh air in the Linux distro world... and I really hope it will correct all of the above.


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-15
Votes: 1


Easy to add Broadcom drivers. Updates are simple either by GUI or CLI. Haven't found any must have apps that are not available. (Would like WhatsDesk and maybe a user friendly Youtube app, but the website and my phone work for those.) Has brought ew life to my Mac!


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-08-14
Votes: 0


Solus seems to be promising, but has many issues with UEFI.

New EPS needs to be created if you install it alongside Windows, so that doesn't mess up with Windows update.
Solus doesn't uses systemd-boot for UEFI installs, which has icompatibility ssues with many devices.

Documentation doesn't seems to good, it needs to be updated.

While system update, it gets kind of frozen.

It doesn't have a lot of big repository of software, but they seem to provide proprietary softwares like Chrome as "Third-Party" softwares.


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