Solus Operating System is a Linux distribution built from scratch, exclusively for desktop systems. There is no scope-creep associated with generic platforms, and the project aims to provide a modern and focused desktop-centric solution, that is designed to keep out of the way of the user, working intuitively with virtually no configuration required. As such, there is a stronger emphasis on multimedia and “home-computing” enabling, as well as enabling desktop users to go about their daily professional lives with ease. It is available as an installable LiveCD and is only available for x86_64 computers (64-bit). UEFI support now exists as of Solus Operating System Beta 2.
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Pro Modern desktop environment
The default desktop environment used by Solus is called Budgie and is quite nice and minimalistic.
Pro Rolling release
Pro Easy installation
The installation procedure for this distribution is quite simple. It's GUI based and all you have to do is to follow the instructions given by the installation window itself.
Pro Great package management
The software center makes really easy to install the latest software. Including thid party software.
Pro Built from scratch
Pro Exclusively for desktop systems
System boots quickly and stays responsive. Does what operating system should do, and does it really well.
The system itself is very stable. All packages in the repository seem to be carefully picked, well prepared and run stable.
Con The default desktop environment is not very customizable
Maybe because it's a relatively new project still in its infancy and this may be fixed in the future, but Budgie is not very customizable. You can only change the theme and wallpaper.