Solus is built upon and extends the incredible work from a broad open source community, actively engaging in and developing various projects under free software / open source software licenses.
Simplistic driver detection and management utility specifically for Solus.
Linux Driver Management
Provides functionality required for integration of drivers into modern Linux distributions.
Linux Steam Integration
Helper for enabling better Steam integration on Linux.
Solus Software Center
Software Center of Solus.
The binary repository manager for Solus.
The Solus package build system
Modern, declarative, structured build format
Projects we're built upon
Budgie Desktop is a feature-rich, modern desktop designed to keep out the way of the user. Budgie Desktop, once developed in-house by Solus, is nowadays independently developed through the Buddies of Budgie organization.
Solus leverages many open source freedesktop.org projects including systemd, as well as compliance with XDG specifications.
We utilize software from the GNOME Project for a wide set of functionality across Solus. Graphical tools such as DoFlicky, Linux Steam Integration, and our Software Center are built upon GTK. In addition, we offer a GNOME variant of Solus shipping the upstream GNOME Shell desktop environment.
Many components of the GNU Project are used within Solus, including the GNU Toolchain (GCC, binutils, glibc and co), the Bourne Again Shell (BASH).
Every Solus project and software package is managed and developed using the powerful, versatile Git version control system.
The Linux kernel is the absolute heart of the operating system, providing an environment for all user-land programs to operate, hardware support, networking, etc.
XFCE Desktop Environment
The XFCE Desktop Environment aims to be fast even on systems with lower powered hardware, while staying modern and friendly.
The X.Org display server forms the backbone of all desktop experiences on Solus, enabling input device support and the ability to render on screen.