Solus 1.2.1 is the last fixed point released offered by the Solus Project. Other than the default Budgie Desktop, the Linux distro also comes with MATE 1.16 desktop. In the MATE edition, improvements have been made to the Software Center which allows installation via a third party repository. The Linux kernel has been updated to 4.8.2.
The Solus Project has announced a point release of its Linux distribution in the name of Solus 1.2.1 Shannon. The new release is very important to Solus Project as it is the last Solus version to be delivered as a fixed point release. After Solus 1.2.1, the Solus Project is adopting the rolling release model for its Linux Distro.
Solus has its default graphical desktop called Budgie. But with the Solus 1.2.1, the Linux distro also comes in a MATE flavor other than the regular one. Solus Project considered MATE (v1.16.0) to be a good choice as it has a soft corner for the hardware-deprived machines.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht