Solus 4.1 Budgie review - Me luck has run out

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Here's a review of Solus 4.1 with the Budgie desktop environment, tested in a multi-boot Windows and Linux setup on a laptop with UEFI, 16 partitions and Intel graphics, covering live session and ultimately unsuccessful installation, including look & feel, theme inconsistencies, font clarity, network connectivity - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, multimedia support - HD video and MP3 playback, partitioning, unbootable system due to bootloader problems, some other observations, and more. Take a look.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/solus-4-1-budgie.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Thanks Mrk,

    Krusty and I were discussing installing Solus Gnome last night. It is a mongrel.
     
  3. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    And then some. But it's up and running OK now.
     
  4. Gringo95

    Gringo95 Registered Member

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    An excellent review as always.

    Being a KDE fan I was more than a little excited when Solus released a Plasma version only to be disappointed with the result including the bootloader. Why not stick with what works well enough for the majority and make it better instead of trying to reinvent the wheel?

    Nitrux also went down this road with a ‘deployment’ method no one had heard of, needed or wanted and for some unknown reason also thought they could make the result a commercial success and now look where that is. Back to free + Calamares which they will certainly need considering the state of their Index file manager.

    I still maintain one of the best implementations of KDE ever was the community produced KDE4 version of MX-16 but sadly we’re unlikely to see one of these again.
     
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