an operating system that is designed for home computing. Every tweak enables us to deliver a cohesive computing experience.
It si also:
IMHO, the definition is vague and it is quite similar to any other distros out there. There is not enough differentiation. It doesn't stand out from the saturated crowd.Designed for Everyone
Solus provides a multitude of experiences that enable you to get the most out of your hardware.
As the saying goes:
Or here are some more:He who chases two rabbits catches none
I believe that the key to success is to focus on a single niche. To be number one at it. Do one job extremely well, better than anybody out there. It is called a leader in its domain
Tending to everybody whelms and needs is impossible since everybody has different requirements and understanding of what they want.
My suggestion to Solus project is to pick a niche, and in this case, it could be web-developers and cater to their needs.
Why web developers and not somebody else?
Because Solus, since it is based on GNU/Linux has all the tools necessary for an aspiring web-developer.
Where one can argue that graphic design or video production is still lacking behind other platforms, development tools are the core strength of GNU/Linux and hence Solus.
How to do that? Be as friendly as possible to the folks in this category.
As an option, at the installation process or maybe right after the install, have the user select his choice of:
- Browser: Firefox/Chrome/Opera etc
- IDE: Sublime/Atom/VS Code etc.
- Framework: Node/Laravel/Django/Ruby On Rails etc.
- Communication channel: Riot/Telegram/Ring etc.
Make an out of the box experience where developers feel at home. Without tweaking much.
Integrate online accounts as github &/or gitlab in Solus for a smoother workflow. Maybe even backup Solus config files to github/gitlab.
Besides traditional folders in Home like Documents and Downloads add another one by default called Projects
Make most of web frameworks (from composer, npm etc.) packages available in the Software Center with an option of 1-click install. Where all other distributions will require time and skill to install these frameworks, Solus will outperform them in convenience and speed.
These and other tweaks could position Solus as a distribution of choice for web developers out there that are debating which distribution to go with.