Linux News Today: Solus 1.0 Operating System Gets Its First Release Candidate Build, Download Now
The guys over Solus, the independent OS that aims to change the way you think about GNU/Linux distributions, have just announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Solus 1.0 release.
We know that many of you out there were expecting to download the final release of Solus 1.0, which was promised to us, mortals, on the first day of October 2015, but due to bad karma and other unforeseen events, the Solus developers had to postpone its release.
The main reason for the delay of Solus 1.0 is that there were bugs that were not fixed in time for the operating system to be stable enough for deployment on production machines. Rest assured, though, that the GNU/Linux distribution will be released in its final version, and you’ll most certainly enjoy it like you’ve never enjoyed anything else before.
Solus 1.0 Release Candidate 1 is the proof that the development of the Solus distribution continues, and that the final release is just around the corner, especially because of the things that have been implemented, such as the latest stable build of the Budgie desktop environment, the new DoFlicky drivers manager, and much more.
We’ve talked about the DoFlicky tool in a previous article, but now we know that it is finally part of Solus and that it currently lets users install proprietary drivers for various Nvidia graphics cards, as well as Broadcom network interfaces. DoFlicky will eventually provide a better driver experience for end users.
“We would like to thank all of our community members for helping make this release possible. Together we have discovered and resolved a plethora of bugs, improved software, and ensured that the user experience under Solus is better than it has ever been before,” say the Solus developers in the release announcement.
What else is new in Solus 1.0 RC1?
Well, besides the things mentioned above, Solus 1.0 Release Candidate 1 brings a new default theme for the Mozilla Firefox web browser (Arc Firefox Darker), adds numerous new packages, removes some old packages from the base system, and updates many tools and applications to their latest versions available as of October 29, 2015.
So, what are you waiting for? Download Solus 1.0 Release Candidate 1 right now from Softpedia or directly from the distribution’s website and take it for a test drive, but not on your production machine(s) because this is still considered a pre-release version where bugs are present and things might go wrong at any moment.