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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:36 am

Ikey's statement last year on one youtube interview that Solus will be developing dynamic GPUs switching for Optimus.

But until then my main OS will be windows 8.1 pro.

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friTTe
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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:59 pm

the way it feels complete..freshly built from scratch.
Not just using other ones stuff...instead building Budgie that seem to gain alot of popularity, hell even Ubuntu have a Budgie build.
And it works so good and on my HP laptop.

Could probably write more but thats some of the reasons :)

**Oh i forgot...pretty recently became a full time user.
Win10 update hell broke my computer to bits so.

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downhill
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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:45 am

Rolling release and the Budgie desktop, although the Budgie desktop would be for others whom I might recommend Solus to. I prefer using the Openbox window manager and the Tint2 panel as a desktop environment.

phiber
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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:47 pm

friTTe wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:59 pm
the way it feels complete..freshly built from scratch.
Not just using other ones stuff...instead building Budgie that seem to gain alot of popularity, hell even Ubuntu have a Budgie build.
And it works so good and on my HP laptop.

Could probably write more but thats some of the reasons :)

**Oh i forgot...pretty recently became a full time user.
Win10 update hell broke my computer to bits so.
Almost the same reasons. I tried almost all of the top ten distros from distrowatch and was looking for a rolling release distro.

egalb
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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:25 pm

I have been a "Distro hopper" for years but generally fell back to Ubuntu or Linux Mint over time. I was bored with the general Desktop branding of most Linux Distros. I guess I was drawn to Solus about a year ago based mainly on two things. It was built from scratch and it is a Rolling Distro. No bloat or 6-month upgrade cycle was also very appealing to me. I have installed and tried all the Solus Desktops but recently I installed the Plasma Desktop on Solus and it is my "go-to" Desktop at the moment!

I really like the direction this project is headed and the community is very informative and helpful to users of all Linux experience levels.

Keep up the great work!!

fishyman65712
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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:44 pm

Have been a windows user since Win 95, never took the time to get into the inner workings of a computer.
I always seen a computer as a tool, like a hammer or screw driver as long as it did what was intended I never gave it a passing thought.
That was until Win 10 came out and everything that had worked before stopped, followed by the mindset of / well just buy a replacement.
The laptop I had at the time suddenly started over heating and would shut down for no real reason. After searching around for why it was happening, I stumbled on to and article for a work around. Thought what have I got to lose, tried the steps suddenly the fans started working again only for windows to update it and kill the fans again. Wife's co-worker who is a tech geek, suggested to try Linux after hearing what was happening. Installed Linux Mint 19 laptop ran better then it had ever ran. What surprised me most about Linux is even on my WiFi it was not just a smoother experience it felt faster a lot faster, so I checked my ping.
Running Win 10 sitting in the same place on couch 8 feet from router loading the exact same server packet for testing.
Win 10 would PING in the mid to high 80's - - restarted laptop booted in on Mint same everything just minus MS Win 10
Linux Mint tagged server had a PING of 13 on wireless. I could not believe what he was showing me, just crazy what I was witnessing.
Messed around on Mint for a couple weeks, it to like MS Win did not recognize my gaming keyboard , mouse , and headset. Could not get a game wife and I enjoying playing to work either. I thought it is a small sacrifice to make until I find a fix or something else.

After much searching for Gaming on Linux to cure my woes, I stumbled on a forum post were they was chatting about the cure all they had uncovered ......
they called it Solus 3.9999, they was very adamant it seemed about not to be mistaken for others ............. Make sure you get SOULS 3.9999 he posted.

I went in search of what the poster had described as the Holy Grail of fixes for all that plagued gamers, computers, and an OS.

I found it easily enough made a USB iso boot - - - loaded it on the Laptop first to give it a test run.
It did everything I had hoped, was still a low ping, seemed to be the over heating would not plague me again on the laptop. I left the laptop on and running for 3 days straight to test this new found cure. Much to my surprise the laptop remained cool enough to be handled unlike before with MS Win so hot you could not keep a hold of it. Even the game ran on it without any need of a tweak or modification from terminal or folder nothing. In the back of my mind I knew I had bigger things in store for Solus. I had a Desktop PC that had my gaming stuff connected to it with a 43 inch TV as my monitor, that is going to be a different story because it was a used all AMD system. I already learned the hard way Linux and AMD do not play well together, sometimes not at all can they play together.

Shoved the USB in to the port and hit the power button stopped at Bios and made the adjustment.
Gritted my teeth and hoped for the best, crossed my fingers.
Clicked the INSTALL ICON on my desktop and waited to see what would happen.
Watched as it went through it's checks and setups / did the installs and it paused - during the pause I could read what it had paused for ? ? ? ?
I thought you have got to be F*%#@ Kidding me .... it picked up and read I had a Steelseries MERC Stealth keyboard / read the mouse / read that I had my headset plugged in. Did all the default settings and updates, let it do all the restarts, then looked for the AMD stuff found everything installed and updated.
The moment of truth would I have all the things plugged in working was it going to recognize the TV / the surround sounds also / gaming peripherals ?
Fired it up checked keyboard first sure enough even the key bindings worked, good picture, add I had working surround sound.

That was about a week ago now .......... I am still finding new things, and seeing what Solus can do. I came to Solus with zero expectations and little hope to fix the issues I had. So I must say Linux has been an unexpected and eye opening journey for me and my wife.
And at 56 yr young who says an Old Dog Can't Learn New Tricks ! ! !

p.s. now she is talking of becoming a Solus user

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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:30 pm

Wow! Thanks for the inspiring story. I have a great respect for this OS and the devs who are doing this amazing work on it. Keep it up! :-)
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Lorien
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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:12 pm

Yeah i really enjoyed your post to fishyman65712, thanks!

Have so far installed Solus on my main pc, on a Gigabyte Brix i own and a friends Brix of the same model, on a collegues old laptop he use at work, extending it's life, and on my brothers livingroom pc connected to the tv...

Just recently i made my brother and another family member aware of the fact that, their Win 7 installation wont be supported anymore in just under a year, so they have to think about what they want to do, go Win 10 or come to Solus with me which i really hope they will. Are already trying to prepare for that, so that their transition will be as smooth as possible. :)

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ugosaur
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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:27 pm

Freedom, non-forked or based-on distro, stability+Rolling, small team behind, and 15 years of linux computing behind me...
Because I don't need a product or anykind of assisted crap, I just need a real software...
And Solus/Budgie is one of them...

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Re: What drew you to Solus?

Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:49 pm

Every form of Debian and Ubuntu you can imagine.

Followed by happening across the latest and greatest version of SolusOS Project.

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