GNOME and MATE DEs also available.Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. It uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager, maintained as "eopkg" within Solus, and a custom desktop environment called "Budgie", developed in-house. The Budgie desktop, which can be set to emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, is tightly integrated with the GNOME stack. The distribution is available for 64-bit computers only.
I only have one desktop PC and am a bit reluctant to play around to much. Earlier this year I tread out a Debian based distro and it froze and broke beyond use. All I had late on a Friday evening was a CD with Ubuntu 14.04 on it from 2014. Had to install that and use it to download Lubuntu 18.04. Lubuntu is great on my 2012 PC, but a little too boring.Try both?
I am just looking for the most stable rolling release of the two, with good hardware support for my 2012 PC. Every few years when I install a point release, I have to put my CD collection back on my PC again.There will be some difference in behaviour and command syntax between the two.
Both can be good with Games.
... and that is a good criterion to judge by, and what Linux is more suited to, supporting equipment as it gets older...with good hardware support for my 2012 PC
Yes thank you Wiz, I just looked that up. To update Solus it's just sudo eopkg upgrade? I only know the Debian based sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade commands. For some reason in the Ubuntu 14.04 I used previously and Lubuntu 18.04 currently, the update notification stops working after a while.Solus uses a different packaging system - eopkg - to other Distros, and I am unaware whether you can install Timeshift onto it. Timeshift is my "liferaft or lifejacket".
Thanks Fishy, I just know that the 0 A.D. website mentioned many Linux distros on their website and how to install the game, but not Solus.
Is the Budgie desktop lighter on system resources than KDE?
Agree with @wizardfromoz, @Fishy, and @arochester, and you hear the same advice over and over again regarding Linux: Try some! Then try some more! We all have different tastes and likes and dislikes.... and the only way to really find the Linux of your dreams is to search and discover the one that "feels like home." (And, of course, the one that works well with your existing hardware.)Out of all the many different versions of Linux I keep coming back to...
I did not know that - old dog learned a new trick.BIG like on #7, @Fishy , and what a great way to standardise helping your friends.
BTW Fishy, if you have not discovered it yet, if you start to type in eg @wiza it offers autocomplete options that result in @wizardfromoz ... also pings us if we have our alerts set right, that someone is mentioning us, as I did with you. Handy for unusual UserIDs. Is some Distros and Firefoxes I use, I just click the offered option, and others, doubleclick.
Yes thanks, Fishy. What I meant was, if my PC can run KDE without much trouble, could it run Budgie too?Give me until tomorrow and I can tell you as I am writing this reply I am burning the Solus KDE to USB so I can take it for a test drive on a 1.2 gig dual core with 4 gig of DDR 2 Ram.