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  1. Tom says

    Hello All
    I’ve Linux hopped for years. I now have multiple PC’s, most have Solus1.2 – love it.
    Now 1.2 support is terminated I’ve tried two iso’s of 2.0 and can’t get them to boot. Both give a dracut prompt.
    What am I doing wrong?
    Anyone?
    Tom

  2. Mike says

    Great operating system still! Just keep the classic version of GNOME alive. If you came over as an old Sun Solaris user from work you can appreciate this system and desktop. Just can’t get VMWARE 9.1 Workstation to install, also can’t seem to remove installed packages using Synaptic. This could become the No. 1 business workstation replacement for Winblows, also needs to include Apache’s Open Office! Thanks and will contribute in the future……………

  3. Steve M says

    I have been using SolusOS for a while and I enjoy it very much. Several newer versions are underway and I am looking forward to them

  4. julian516 says

    There is an obvious question: What are the striking functional differences between Solus, once installed, and Debian Stable w/backports once installed? It seems to me that with an appropriate selection of software in each case we wind up in the same place. If I am right about that what is the compelling case for Solus?

  5. rop75 says

    very nice review. SolusOS is a nice distro at the moment, but it has a
    problem: The main defveloper has announced that he is planning to leave
    the Debian package management system, and they are going to use the former parsix
    package system when solusOS 2 is relaesed. I think that the Debian’s and
    its derivatives’s strongest point is precisely their fantastic package
    system and their huge repos, so i think that changing the package mamagement system is a great mistake.

    • Lossihront Lossihront says

      My understanding is that all of the packages in the Debian repositories are going to be automatically repackaged for the pisi system. That way we get all the good stuff from Debian as well as a better package manager.

  6. rop75 says

    very nice review. SolusOS is a nice distro at the moment, but it has a problem: The main defveloper has announced that he is to leave planning the Debian package system, and they are going to use the former parsix package system when solusOS is relaesed. I think that the Debian’s and its derivatives’s strongest point is precisely thier fantastic package system and their huge repos.

  7. Brian Masinick says

    I gave this software a quick try when it was first released. Because it was based on the Debian Stable packaging, contained an aging release of GNOME, and was an early release, though it was reasonably solid, it did not have a lot of personal appeal because I have several other distributions that are either directly built from Debian or use Debian archives for the source. I had no problems with this system; it just did not scratch any personal interests, so I did not explore it for very long.

    For my own personal tastes, I prefer SimplyMEPIS when I want to run a straight, simple, stable Debian derivative. I prefer antiX when I’m running Debian Testing software, and I prefer Debian Sid, siduction, or antiX core when I’m using Debian Sid software.

  8. prettyconfused says

    Hi Jim,

    nice review. As SolusOS 1.2 was released on the 17th of August 2012, there have been some developments in the meantime. Installer has been taken care of and improvements have been made. Due problems in providing EFI support version 1.3 has been delayed, but should arrive in not so distant future. Yesterday there was an announcement that Netflix, LOVEFiLM and RedBox would be now running on SolusOS (http://solusos.com/blog/wed-02062013-2158/netflix-lovefilm-and-redbox-now-solusos). So SolusOS 1.3 should even be more exciting.

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