Solus is a light weight and fast operating system with a new approach, navigating is simple with an application type layout similar to some smart phones. This operating system comes with a prepackaged list of common software making it easy and fun to use. Built from scratch, It uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager making installing new software a cinch. Solus provides a multitude of experiences that enable you to get the most out of your hardware.
With fast animation this desktop is nice and neat with a nice application launcher that allows for quick access to your programs and files with one click this operating system is ready to go out of the box, allowing you to be productive and professional right from the beginning. With a few desktops available it provides a curated set of tailored experiences that enables you to get the most out of your computer.
1.) Download ISO.
Visit the info page for Solus which contains links to the downloads, documentation and forums.
2.) Create Install Media.
Depending on the age of your machine you may have several options on how to create the installation media, aether a bootable disk or a bootable thumb drive. After downloading the ISO file simply burn it to a disk or create your USB thumb drive and insert it into the computer.
3.) Boot Installation Media.
Note: You may be required to specify the boot order of your machines CMOS or BIOS. Allowing your machine to boot to your install media.
4.) Begin Installation.
Once your system has fully loaded the live desktop you have the options to explore the distribution a bit before you actually install it on your computer, after you are finished exploring click on the Install icon on the live desktop to begin the installation.
5.) Select Language.
Choose your language from the list on the left and click continue.
6.) Where Are You.
Check this box to allow the installation to determine your Location needed to determining the closest update server to be chosen, allowing for faster updates and software downloads, click Next to continue.
7.) Keyboard Layout.
Select your keyboard layout from the list on the left and then specify any additional options that may be available in the list on the right, click Next to continue.
8.) Time Zone.
Select your time zone by clicking the map and click Next to continue.
9.) Installation Type.
Here you have a few options for how you install the operating system. for this walk through we will be installing as a stand alone system by choosing the first option, erasing the hard drive and installing, click Next to continue
10.) Advanced Configuration.
Here you can enable LVM and Encryption depending on your needs you may wish to enable Encryption here followed by entering a pass phrase. For this tutorial we will simply enable the LVM feature.