But as with all distributions, there is light and shadow here as well. I downloaded the ISO for Solus Budgie from https://solus-project.com/ and then installed it on a USB stick via the existing Manjaro (32bit) on receipt of the / home partition, to see the differences , There was then a lot of on the desktop once not to use, because under Manjaro I had Xfce and KDE plasma installed.
The Budgie desktop is a better GNOME shell "modern, simple, elegant". Canonical's package format snap is supported. The system update with:
sudo eopkg up
lasted well over an hour. Additionally, I have the MATE desktop with:
sudo eopkg install -c desktop.mate
Installed. Installing / uninstalling programs is done in a beginner-friendly way via the "Software Center". There I missed, among other things:
xbindkeys, xplanet, parcellite, dosemu, smb4k, winbind
The program 'ding' does not work.
I was able to get VirtualBox running via https://solus-project.com/articles/soft ... ualbox / en / .
There is no VLC plugin to play MIDI files.
Compiz does not work, no window decoration, although set in ccsm.
You have to change to 'gtk-window-decorator' instead of 'emerald':
ccsm -> Effects -> Window decoration -> Command: / usr / bin / gtk-window-decorator
HP Color LaserJet 2600n printer successfully installed using the https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... lugin.html page.
Instead of the connected scanner EPSON PERFECTION V200 PHOTO is scanned with 'Simple Scan' from the integrated WebCam.
It's necessary to have a plugin.
"- Epson Perfection V200 Photo (requires iscan-plugin-gt-f670)"
But how do you install this plugin?
For kdesu I had to create a symlink.
ln -s /usr/lib64/kf5/kdesu /usr/bin/kdesu
I could not install the Samba network successfully at all. The folder sharing with 'dolphin' does not exist.
There is only one English forum.
The system often freezes to the desktop after the first boot after the computer is turned on -> switch off and try again.
That's a lot of shortcomings in this otherwise attractive distribution.
Is there any other experience with Solus?