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Old 16. May 2012, 09:25 PM   #31 (permalink)
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It truly is amazing... Like I said, all good distros have to start somewhere. I've already downloaded the ISO but I'm going to wait because I'm in the middle of a important project at the moment. It sure looks worthy and who knows, it maybe the OS that I can finally replace Mint Julia with.
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Old 17. May 2012, 04:50 AM   #32 (permalink)
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It truly is amazing... Like I said, all good distros have to start somewhere. I've already downloaded the ISO but I'm going to wait because I'm in the middle of a important project at the moment. It sure looks worthy and who knows, it maybe the OS that I can finally replace Mint Julia with.
If you browse their forum you can see a lot of folks have switched from Mint to Solus. Each to their own of course but the take-up numbers are calling their own tune at the moment
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Old 19. May 2012, 03:44 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I was wondering what version of Grub does SolusOS use? Not quite ready to install it yet but I want to know in the event I have to modify the Boot menu when I do. Thanks in advance
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Solus uses Grub and not Grub2.
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Old 19. May 2012, 05:59 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Thanks MC
Grub 1.5 is much easier to edit.
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SolusOS has now acquired a commercial parter.

"SoluWorks have formed partnership with SolusOS, with a view to increased involvement in the future. This partnership will enable SolusOS to grow as a project bringing professional backing and stability".

http://soluworks.com/about-us

Their partner is a UK registered company which has also opened in Uganda to meet service demand there and in other parts of Africa. I can never see this developing into a "buy now" situation, so as long as the developer is given enough freedom with the product, this should go a long way towards ensuring Solus's long term future.
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Old 26. May 2012, 02:11 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I finally made the plunge and I'm writing this from SolusOS. Like I have said in the past I try to use an operating system for a couple of weeks before I fall in love with it. With that said I am comfortable in saying that this distro seem to be rock solid and this is typical of Debian. Very easy step by step install with no gotcha's (thats always a good thing). Performed an update which was smooth except I have about 6 packages that are blocked. The forum say not to worry about them because they are back ported and will eventually go away. It was very very easy to configure my typical but boring desktop, just the way I like it.
All the multimedia apps work straight out of the box with no need to install the non-free codecs (nice for a change) Its flat out simple to configure the launch bar. My only complaint so far was editing the start menu, the command line for a new item requires editing after browsing for the executable. I actually used the same type of command that was created when I installed ImgBurn using the command line from the desktop icon properties, heres an example of what I mean:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/wdhpr/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\ImgBurn\ImgBurn.exe"
notice env WINEPREFIX= then the path goes from using / to using \ This is the first time I had to this. This appears to be a requirement for using Wine. Otherwise all my favorite Windows and DOS game work without a hitch.

I actually replaced Mint Julia with SolusOS and will keep Zorin for the time being. Its looking like its going to be a tough choice between the two... For now thats a good thing
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I'm glad you enjoyed the experience. For me it's currently not so good because my sound issue has resurrected itself. Maybe I shouldn't insist on a 4 speaker setup but this works fine with Windows and many other Linux distros. I was (with some fiddling) able to get it working most of the time but now even with only the rear jack plugged in the sound is stuttery and sometimes breaks completely. No doubt this involves a card/driver/kernel relationship somewhere but it is frustrating.
The latest Mint is the same so it will be interesting to see how the upcoming finals of Zorin and Pinguy perform.
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Thats unfortunate about your sound issues. Actually SolusOS was the first distro since Mint Julie that didn't require me having to change the video setting to properly display my Grub boot menu. As a matter of fact it also recognized my Gigaware web camera and microphone out of the box. So far its been a very good experience but I'm not ready to abandon Zorin which an equally impressive distro in my opinion.
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Well I love Solus which is why it is still installed on my laptop, but this sound thing is too much to mess with for daily use on the main PC. I love my streaming "Best Radio" while I'm deleting the spam and at weekends when "she who speaks" (loudly) has to be entertained, I need movies to be as much like the cinema as possible.

For now I've reverted to my other favourite non KDE distro Fusion 14.1. Shame this is also going down the Gnome 3 road which is why I've not bothered with the later releases.
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