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"The SolusOS team is pleased to announce the release of SolusOS 1.2 Legacy. This is a maintenance release for the Eveline 1.x series. You can now download for 32-bit PAE or non-PAE, or 64-bit computers. This legacy release brings support for users of older chipsets or problematic hardware (such as nForce, Broadcom, etc.). Brief overview of software versions: Firefox 15.0, Thunderbird 15.0, LibreOffice 3.6.0, Linux kernel 3.0, iptables 1.4.8, ufw 0.31.1, hplip 3.12, VLC 2.0.1, Pidgin 2.10, GNOME 2.30. Many new applications are available in the software repository."
Distribution: UE 3.5 and ZorinOS8. W7 for Media Center only
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10
Really newbie friendly, smooth, several themes, simple Debian menu for x-windows converts.
Usual Debian requirements etc: Experienced will have to add some of their old favorites
I were on Google+ and we were discussing problems with Ubuntu. And this fellow from Spain chimed in and suggested I try Solus OS. So I did. I were looking for a user friendly OS so my girls would be comfortable with Linux. Right away off the install daughter jumped right in and went to her usual routine. Any way you'll have to add your favorite games. But otherwise it's a well planned install process. I was impressed with the Developer's touch in the process. If drivers and firewall give you shivers, There's a built in Start Here pop-up that will guide you through all the set-ups.
Compiz is included for the effect junkies. This is really a friendly Debian set up. Ikey the developer, is 'around' the social world being himself so you can keep up with Solus news. Great people smooth system. I gave a ten rating because all I do is test or run Linux systems for experience. Retired and bored. So this baby jumped off the reboot and went to work. 10, Ikey.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9
Sharp appearance, easy setup
I'm confused by the other review. Ikey said on Jupiter Broadcasting's Linux Unplugged that Solus 1.2 is a completely home-baked distro, not now or ever based on Debian (previously based on another distro, but not Debian). It is also strictly a 64-bit system. What I think the problem may be is that there is a difference between whatever SolusOS is and the product Ikey made (http://solus-project.com), and we need to have a way to resolve naming practices.
At any rate, it is a snap to install, a joy to behold, easy to use... until you want to add packages not in the limited repository. How do you add packages? I haven't asked Ikey yet. I know I use SoftMaker Office for Linux 2016, and have not yet managed to get that installed in Solus. Fortunately, I dual-boot with LinuxMint 18, so I'm good.
I'm sure Ikey will be upgrading this as he goes along; a new point upgrade is about to be released, 1.2.1.
Not being your nuts-and-bolts type, I can't really dissect this, but it's worth a look and you'll probably get more out of it than I did. I'm your typical Windows user who hates Microsoft, not your typical Linux geek who knows coding... So take this with a block of salt, but you'll love it anyhow.