Yesterday elav he commented on him throwing of SolusOS 1.2 Eveline, that distribution based on the stable branch of Debian that is so fashionable lately. I had been waiting for a long time to take a look at this distro, so taking advantage of the fact that the new version came out at the weekend, I downloaded it and recorded it on a USB memory to install it on my test laptop.
Right from the start, as soon as the mode loads Live you can understand the reason for the acceptance you are having SolusOS. The topic Victory that it brings by default is very nice, and looks like Cinnamon both in appearance and in that the menu (Menu) can function as an application launcher, activated with the key Incredibly and typing the name of an application in the integrated search engine. Already from the mode Live the operation of the system is quite fluid, which is even more appreciated considering that, in the equipment where I have it, the Windows y Ubuntus they work like sticks. In fact, its speed makes it a good option to consider for use on computers with moderate resources.
As we can see, you are using a custom version of GNOME 2.30.2 about core Linux 3.3.6. In the mode Live It is in English but once we decide to install it it will allow us to choose the Spanish language.
The installer is relatively friendly, and in this screenshot I show what would be the most "critical" part: the allocation of partitions, which is not automatic like that of Ubuntu but of course it is not difficult either. The rest of the steps are very simple, but since this is not an installation tutorial, I would recommend this screencast on how to install SolusOS 1.2 Eveline what did our friend do Yoyo on his blog.
Once installed, the first thing we will see appear will be the First Run Wizard, which will guide us through basic aspects such as network configuration, driver installation, update configuration, etc. A remarkable point in terms of safety and that we can see in the capture is that SolusOS already includes a firewall (Ufw) that we can activate or deactivate from that same assistant.
Deploying the menu, already in Spanish, we will see that it does not show the names of the directories well when they have an accent, an error that comes from the development versions and that apparently Ikey You forgot to fix for the final version, but it is possible to give you a quick fix as we can see again in the blog of Yoyo (aka the biggest fan of SolusOS of the world world).
Regarding the applications, SolusOS comes with the classic utilities of a distro ready to go: browser Firefox (which, as a detail, does not impose its search engine on us as it does Linux Mint, and its only customization is the home page, which shows the forums of SolusOS), pictures viewer gThumb, Photo editor GNU Paint (I'd prefer GIMP but maybe Ikey wanted something more basic), mail client Thunderbird, dropbox, LibreOffice, PlayOnLinux (and therefore, Wine); plus a good number of players: VLC, Rhythmbox, GNOME MPlayer y Totem, all ready to play formats like MP3.
However, a distinction can be made between SolusOS and other distros out of the box Be Ubuntu y Linux Mint, And is that all SolusOS applications come in their latest versions, which means that it is not only a very nice, fast, light and very complete distro, but also quite up to dateVery difficult qualities to find all together in the same distro; all this added to the tremendous stability of Debian which is well recognized.
In short, it is about a very interesting and perfectly recommended distro for those looking for a ready-to-use system, superior in many respects to other more veteran and popular alternatives. In my opinion, the only thing that is missing to become the distro par excellence for the new user in GNU / Linux is a center of software, since whoever wants to install or uninstall applications will have to settle for Synaptic or go directly to the console. In everything else, and even not testing it further, SolusOS you already have my approval.
Official site: SolusOS