Evolve OS First Reviews


Evolve OS - an Upcoming Linux Distribution Featuring a New Desktop Environment - THELINUXRAIN

Evolve OS is a fairly young project created by software engineer, Ikey Doherty. If that name seems familiar, it's probably because it is. Ikey was the creator and lead developer of SolusOS, a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Debian Stable but incorporating many updated applications via Debian Backports as well as features such as a first-run wizard that took care of installation of non-free graphics drivers. It also featured third party codecs and plugins such as Adobe Flash included out of the box.
SolusOS proved to be quite popular, especially among those users who appreciated it's Gnome 2 interface amidst the emergence of the new Gnome 3 or those who simply wanted an easy to use everyday Linux distribution that was closer to pure Debian. Sadly, however, during development of the new SolusOS 2 the project was abandoned due to a lack of manpower, especially as the new version was reported to be using a new desktop called Consort (a forked version of Gnome 3 Fallback Mode) and the distribution itself was becoming a more independant entity rather than purely a Debian derivative. A load that ultimately proved to be far too much for essentially a one-man team.
In recent months however, Ikey has entered the Linux distribution game again, this time with a somewhat different direction and likely having learned from his experience with SolusOS, some different and very interesting development philosophies.
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First look at Evolve OS with Budgie Desktop - MAKETECHEASIDER

Evolve OS is a new desktop Linux distribution which includes the Budgie Desktop. The project has just started making its first public releases and is currently in the Alpha stage, so don’t expect everything to be working flawlessly. It is also worth noting that Evolve OS only supports 64-bit processors (x86_64 or amd64) and that there are no current plans to release a 32 bit version. This means you need a PC with at least an Intel Core 2 or Athlon 64 processor. Most modern processors from Intel and AMD are 64-bit.
For those who are not aware, Budgie is a clean and lean desktop environment that could offer a real alternative to other desktops like Unity or Cinnamon. Mutter is currently in the process of being rewritten to become Wayland compositor. This means that Budgie should also support Wayland in the future.
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