While Solus is an independently developed Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture featuring the homegrown Budgie desktop environment, GNOME, MATE or KDE Plasma as desktop environment. Solus 4.3 features Linux Kernel 5.13, which brings a huge array of hardware support such as AMD GPU FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync HDMI support and AMD Aldebaran accelerator support.
Along with several bug fixes, Solus 4.3 also offers the most important updates like the upgrade to the Gnome 40 stack (GNOME 40.2) and fixes to Budgie panel applets and tracking of various window state.
What's New in Solus 4.3 Release?
The introduction of Linux Kernel 5.13 boasts of support for M1 powered Apple Macs, and also, preliminary support for Alder Lake-S GPUs; coupled with the hugely improved RISC-V support, RISC-V been a fully open-source CPU architecture, that serves as free alternative to the proprietary arm chips used in smartphones.
Solus 4.3 offers these other improvements:
- Basic Apple M1 Support
- Preliminary Alder Lake S GPU Support
- AMD GPU FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync HDMI support
- AMD Aldebaran accelerator support
- New Generic USB display driver
- Much better RISC-V support
Additionally, Solus 4.3 has all the latest apps including Firefox 89.0.2, LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 and Thunderbird 78.11.0. And the flagship edition, Budgie, haven been upgraded to Budgie 10.5.3, also received lots of improvements.
How to Download or Upgrade to Solus 4.3
For existing Solus users, you'll automatically receive the latest update and then, you can simply update your system.
And if you're new to Solus and want to try out the latest version Solus 4.3, you can download the ISO image from their official download page.