Solus 4 will come in January 2018 with support for Snap packages and other improvements

DIstro Solus desk

You will already know the famous Solus project that stands out for its peculiar desktop, but although it was born to become the most popular distro, it has not yet reached that historical milestone. This GNU / Linux distribution has already conquered many users and now we have more good news, since in January 2018 will come Solus 4 with interesting improvements. Therefore, in a few days you will be able to install this distribution to test it for the first time or if you already have it, update to the new version to be able to enjoy all the news and advantages that the new development will offer.

The development led by Ikey Doherty has taken a new step and is working hard to present those news that we will tell you in just a few days. It needs a few final touches and a few tidbits to get it ready, so not everyone will be spending a few weeks sabbatical in the community this Christmas. Well, you know that Solus follows a Rolling Release or continuous update development model, but that does not mean that regular versions are eventually released with renewed ISOs and Solus 4 will be one of these.

What's new or exclusive about Solus 4? Well, in addition to the routine corrections of bugs detected in previous versions, the code optimizations and also the renewal of all the software packages included by default so that they are in a more recent version, that includes the Linux kernel (Linux 4.14 LTS) , you will also see how s is addedSnap package support providing a more universal way to install your software and with extra security as you well know. But also in its Software Center where you will find these packages some other things have been improved ...

Solus 4 will also implement dynamic detection of hardware drivers so that it better detects all the devices you have on your machine and can find the appropriate drivers quickly. This is because the Software Center will have some interesting solutions that will recognize the hardware and ask the user if they want to install it instantly, from graphics cards to other input and output devices such as mice, printers, etc. Nevertheless, your budgie desk It will be 10.4.1, a minor update that has nothing to do with the great leap that has been made in the rest of the distro.


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