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danielson 15. Aug 2018 02:30 PM

Solus Budgie 3.9999
The previous thread on Solus dates back almost 2 years!!

Presently dual-booting Solus Budgie 3.9999 with Windows 10 64bit.

For some reason, just like Firefox, i try other browsers and distros but always come back to these two (Solus Budgie and Firefox). Why?

Well, strictly Solus is:
1. super quiet on the HP Elitebook (one of the noisiest laptops ever!);
2. super fast to boot and shutdown (possibly fastest compared to other distros i've tried);
3. the simplicity of its GUI and minimal software installed and repo. offer an incentive to stick to the bare necessities. I tend to do so many things on the web but need to focus more on work. Solus should help (if i can stick to it!);
4. for those who complain about lack of software in repo., with the advent of Flatpak and Snap (Dedoimedo should now consider this in a future review) which i believe is the future of things, so many good apps are freely available and automatically updated (i.e. LibreOffice, Simplenote etc.).

So, end word.
Solus Budgie is hopefully going to make me a happy camper and keep me away from Windows 10.

MidnightCowboy 15. Aug 2018 06:45 PM

Flatpak might be billed as the "future of application distribution" but it ain't here yet and what there is of it is likely to break at least something.

That aside, Solus is OK for folks who don't want much in the way of configuration choices but for types who do (like me) Xfce with Compiz capability or Openbox with tint2 offer so much more.

danielson 15. Aug 2018 09:15 PM

I know what you mean MC.
With Ubuntu Budgie, there's so much more to be tweaked, but that's the problem for me.
Already spent too much time tweaking various distros.
Have other sheep to tend to shear.

Panzer 13. Nov 2018 10:15 AM

"... It appears that Ikey Doherty, the founder and lead dev of Solus, has left the project. But donít worry Solus is in good hands ...":

MidnightCowboy 13. Nov 2018 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by Panzer (Post 124656)
"... It appears that Ikey Doherty, the founder and lead dev of Solus, has left the project. But donít worry Solus is in good hands ...":

With the main personality behind this now oblivionated, Solus will die out like so many others have in similar circumstances. Unfortunately a stack of new distros will spring up to replace it which is just what the Linux world does not want. Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, devs should be concentrating on making those they already have turn better.

danielson 13. Nov 2018 12:54 PM

It is sad, but if they can come up with some good ideas in their present "huddle", the Solus team will come out stronger than before.

Losing their charismatic figure is definitely a trying time for the team.

danielson 15. Nov 2018 04:00 AM

No post on their blog since Nov.2 is not a good sign.

Remah 15. Nov 2018 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by danielson (Post 124682)
No post on their blog since Nov.2 is not a good sign.


It is not a sign of anything except 13 days since the last blog post. Check the blog post history and you'll see it is not unusual for the project to have a two week gap between blog posts.

The team have got enough real problems to work on without people forecasting doom and gloom. Give them a chance, even if we all think the chance is small. :)

danielson 15. Nov 2018 12:41 PM

Words of wisdom.

Thank you Remah.

MidnightCowboy 15. Nov 2018 12:44 PM

Whatever does or does not happen with the Solus project it's more than likely another team using this DE will continue Budgie development. As far as I'm aware Ubuntu is the only 'official' Budgie version so I would be looking in this direction first.

Being blunt though there are just too many DE's in circulation so losing one would be no great loss.

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