Ikey Doherty proudly announced a couple of hours ago, May 9th, the immediate availability for download of the first and stable version of the SolusOS operating system.
The SolusOS Linux distribution, which was in development (with one Testing release, 2 Beta releases and 4 Release Candidate versions) from the beginning of the year, is now available for 32-bit architectures only.
Dubbed Evelin, SolusOS 1 is based on the stable version of the Debian operating system, it is powered by Linux kernel 3.0 with PAE support, and features the GNOME 2.30 classic desktop environment stuffed with up-to-date applications like Firefox/Thunderbird 12 or LibreOffice 3.5.
"I am pleased to announce the final release of SolusOS Eveline 32-bit Edition. All issues have now been corrected and installing from a LiveUSB stick is now possible, via dd or Unetbootin."
"SolusOS is based on Debian Stable and features recent applications, as well as working out of the box with most hardware, multimedia and will automatically install proprietary graphics drivers if you wish." - said Ikey Doherty in the official release announcement.
Highlights of SolusOS 1:
· Linux Kernel 3.0.0 (with PAE, BFS, and preempt);
· GNOME 2.30;
· FirstRunWizard 0.8;
· Mozilla Firefox 12.0
· Mozilla Thunderbird 12.0.1;
· LibreOffice 22.214.171.124;
· Openshot 1.4.2;
· PlayOnLinux 4.0.18;
· VLC 2.0.1.
"Thank you to everyone involved in SolusOS, without your help none of this would be possible. We hope you enjoy this release as much as we have enjoyed creating it." - said Ikey Doherty in the end of the announcement.
SolusOS is a modern Linux distribution based on the Debian mammoth. It has support for modern hardware, up-to-date applications, and everything else works out-of-the-box.
SolusOS tries to be a lightweight Linux operating system, suitable for both new and old machines. It requires only a PAE-capable i686 CPU, 512 RAM and 3 GB or free hard drive space.
Download SolusOS 1 right now from Softpedia.