Although we don't have the new version of Budgie Desktop yet, the Solus boys haven't stopped during these last parties. An ISO version of the system has recently been released with the latest news from the distribution.
A few weeks ago it was decided to move the Solus update format to rolling release format, which means that it is not necessary to release versions every X months. But always an ISO image is required for fresh installations on new equipment or repairs.
The new ISO image is called Solus 2017.01.01 It is the first iso image after these changes and it incorporates the latest news from the distribution such as the latest stable Linux kernel or the latest versions of the Linux desktops they use. The Solus 2017.01.01 image has two versions, a Budgie Desktop version and another version with MATE.
Solus 2017.01.01 is a useful tool to introduce Solus on our computer
In the first case we do not change the version, but in the case of MATE MATE 1.16 is used. Both versions handle the latest updates for important programs like Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC, MTP or the Software Center. The latter receives a great face lift that it will make it easier for newer users to use and install certain applications.
If you already have Solus, this image does not represent anything new or anything similar, it is something that you will already have or you only get update the distribution through the command line. In case of not having the distribution, the ISO image can be obtained through this link. This ISO image will help us to install the distribution for the first time, but then we have to update through the terminal or through the Solus update tool.
Personally I was waiting for the new version of Budgie Desktop, more than an ISO image that does not rush for users. In any case the project is still alive and surely in a few weeks we will have the new version of its popular desktop Do not you think?