Solus

We build open source desktop experiences and the Solus operating system that is designed for home computing.

About



Solus is an open source project dedicated towards building a cohesive desktop experience with our Linux-based operating system, which is curated, designed, and optimized for home computing platforms.

Solus encompasses a multitude of initiatives, such as:

  • Brisk Menu: A modern menu for the MATE Desktop.
  • Budgie: A distribution agnostic, feature-rich desktop environment designed to keep out of the users way.
  • Optimized Gaming Experience leveraging our custom Steam runtime environment and Linux Steam Integration project, responsible for intercepting library requests by games and serving optimized alternatives.
  • Package Repositories built and managed by our open-source toolchain: Packaging (ypkg, solbuild), Management (Software Center, eopkg, sol), Distribution (ferryd), Configuration (usysconf, qol-assist)

Our team

Joey Riches

Core Contributor

Pierre-Yves

Core Contributor

Friedrich von...

Core Contributor
Today's Balance
$13,071.24
Estimated Annual Budget
$21,922
2 Full-time Developers
$100,000
per year

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Financial Contributions

Membership
Backers

Help support Solus development with a monthly donation!

Starts at$1 USD / month

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Membership
Release Testers

Want to help us test before the next release? Perks: Early access to news/updates, Access to testing ISOs the week of Release

Starts at$3 USD / month

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+ 84
Membership
Beta Testers

Want to help us test each week? Perks: Early access to news/updates, Access to testing ISOs the week of Release, Access to weekly “snapshot” ISO f... Read more

Starts at$10 USD / month

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Membership
Crew

Welcome aboard! Perks: Early access to news/updates, Access to testing ISOs the week of Release, Access to weekly “snapshot” ISOs for all editions

Starts at$25 USD / month

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Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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+ 414

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

$500 USD since Jun 2021

2
hash

$450 USD since Jul 2021

3
Tom Scharbach

$400 USD since Jul 2021

4
Incognito

$380 USD since Jun 2021

5
Edward Halferty

$320 USD since Jul 2021

6
Lucien Lachance

$309 USD since May 2021

7
Tracey Clark

$300 USD since May 2021

8
Collin

$300 USD since May 2021

9
Reilly Brogan

$300 USD since May 2021

10
Incognito

$300 USD since May 2021

11
Max Bradbury

$300 USD since Jun 2021

12
Stuart Rose

$300 USD since Jun 2021

13
David D. Dexel

$300 USD since Jun 2021

14
Ahmed Al Naqbi

$300 USD since Jun 2021

15
Patrick Durand

$300 USD since Nov 2021

Organizations

1
Nalo Labs

$60 USD since Nov 2021

Solus is all of us

Our contributors 422

Thank you for supporting Solus.

Joey Riches

Core Contributor

Pierre-Yves

Core Contributor

Friedrich von...

Core Contributor

Incognito

Crew

$500 USD

hash

Crew

$450 USD

Tom Scharbach

$400 USD

Inkognito

$380 USD

Edward Halferty

Crew

$320 USD

Tracey Clark

Crew

$300 USD

Collin

$300 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Solus (Backers)

Credit from Alex K to Solus

+$1.00USD
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to Solus (Backers)

Credit from Guest to Solus

+$1.00USD
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to Solus (Backers)

Credit from Guest to Solus

+$2.00USD
Completed
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Today’s balance

$13,071.24 USD

Total raised

$17,258.34 USD

Total disbursed

$4,187.10 USD

Estimated annual budget

$21,921.61 USD