We are proud to announce the release of Solus 1.1, the first point release in the Shannon series of releases. Solus 1.1 builds upon the groundwork of 1.0 with subtle refinements and improvements to Budgie, large core and graphics stack improvements, and furthers us on our journey to create something that you can just use, something that just works.
Solus is a Linux-based operating system built from scratch for the modern desktop and targeting the x86_64 architecture.
Budgie is our flagship desktop environment, developed and designed for the desktop, with inch of it catering to a desktop workflow. We have continued to improve Budgie, with v10.2.4 shipping in Solus 1.1. This release features a multitude of bugfixes, the following highlighted improvements, alongside updated translations:
For more details on Budgie, see our dedicated Budgie page.
It isn’t tradition for Linux distributions to ship fundamental changes in point releases. But given our tradition of breaking traditions, we’ve shipped a plethora of optimizations to the core of our operating system and further optimization to the core libraries used throughout our display / graphic stack.
Let’s be honest, printing isn’t sexy. Printing isn’t even what the cool kids do anymore. Nowadays they send their ol’ vintage filtered pictures on the Snapchats and sign documents on their fancy iPotatos. But that doesn’t matter. Solus 1.1 ships with printing support out of the box. Now when those cool kids grow up and get jobs, their need for printing on old fashion paper will work. Got an HP printer? Install the hplip package!
We’ve refined our selection of beautiful wallpapers, generously provided by Twisted Pixels.
We also improved mail support in Solus 1.1 by resolving issues relating to Thunderbird and mime association.
Solus 1.1 builds on our aim to provide a seamless, effortless Linux desktop experience. This experience extends to the installation of Solus, and we have taken the time to evaluate and implement improvements to be made to the installer.
We also have resolved issues with USB and UEFI booting!
Solus 1.1 ships out-of-the-box with numerous applications to enhance the desktop experience. Below are some highlights of applications Solus 1.1 ships:
Solus 1.1 ships with gstreamer media libraries, a multitude of system utilized fonts such as Clear Sans, Symbola, and Dejavu and leverages the most updated GTK 3.18 stack.
Solus 1.1 is UEFI enabled via goofiboot, a distribution-agnostic fork of gummiboot, to ensure a wider variety of modern hardware is capable of using Solus, and further hardware enablement with the shipping of Linux kernel 4.4.3.
Solus 1.1 ISOs can be downloaded across official and community-supported mirrors internationally, as well as via BitTorrent, via our Download page.
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MEDIA ASSETS: https://solus-project.com/1-1-media