Solus GNOME 2017.04.18

Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. It uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager, referred to as "eopkg" in Solus, and a custom desktop environment called "Budgie", originally developed for distribution only.

The Budgie desktop mimics the look and feel of the GNOME desktop 2. Distribution is only available for 64 bit computers. In general, the distribution has impressive graphics and according to other reviews the Budgie desktop is particularly beautiful and functional.solus

I tried the distribution in the Gnome flavor, as previously when I tried Budgie it was impossible to switch languages ​​in the traditional way using Alt+Shift. Looking at the ανακάλυψα ότι το συγκεκριμένο πρόβλημα το είχαν πάρα πολλοί, και ο προγραμματιστής του δεν ενδιαφερόταν και τόσο πολύ για την συγκεκριμένη αλλαγή.

So since you can't teach an old dog new tricks, I decided that distribution is not for me.

But yesterday I saw the Gnome version and decided to try again, since with Gnome I never had a problem with shortcuts. I didn't install the distro, but I flashed the ISO to a USB and tried the Live version. Yes n was there..

As for the Live environment, it was not stable. There was a lot of crashing, Firefox closed itself while I was writing this post, and then wouldn't open. They tried to open it to stop the ghost process, but the terminal wouldn't open. I tried opening its GUI Monitor to stop the process from there, again no luck.

I do not want to offend the distribution as I did not install it, but the Live Edition was awful.

Package management is done by a Solus application called eopkg, as I mentioned above, and it has its own repository . It is similar to Debian's dpkg with apt and seems quite easy to use. You can easily install applications with the command sudo eopkg install application-name. The Solus repository is full of popular apps that are always on the latest version by the way.

The distribution also has a graphical Software Center similar to the Ubuntu Software Center or GNOME Software.

As I mentioned above, I do not want to offend the distribution, because despite all the difficulties I've encountered in the Live Edition, all the reviews I've read about Solus show it as a very impressive and credible project.

But I'm thinking of waiting for a while before I install it properly. If you want to do it earlier, here is the link for ISO:

You will find it in Budgie, GNOME and MATE

https://solus-project.com/download/

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