Solus

Open source

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
$10,994.40
Estimated Annual Budget
$14,190
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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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

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Top financial contributors

1
Incognito

$500 USD since Jun 2021

2
Incognito

$380 USD since Jun 2021

3
hash

$350 USD since Jul 2021

4
Lucien Lachance

$309 USD since May 2021

5
Tom Scharbach

$300 USD since Jul 2021

6
Patrick Durand

$300 USD since Nov 2021

7
Katoa

$274 USD since May 2021

8
Nick Jones

$252 USD since Jun 2021

9
Alex Sturm

$250 USD since May 2021

10
Edward Halferty

$245 USD since Jul 2021

11
Tracey Clark

$200 USD since May 2021

12
Julien Guillot

$200 USD since May 2021

13
Collin

$200 USD since May 2021

14
Reilly Brogan

$200 USD since May 2021

15
Incognito

$200 USD since May 2021

16
Max Bradbury

$200 USD since Jun 2021

17
Stuart Rose

$200 USD since Jun 2021

18
David D. Dexel

$200 USD since Jun 2021

19
Sebastian

$200 USD since Jun 2021

20
Ahmed Al Naqbi

$200 USD since Jun 2021

Solus is all of us

Our contributors 383

Thank you for supporting Solus.

Joey Riches

Core Contributor

Pierre-Yves

Core Contributor

Friedrich von...

Core Contributor

Incognito

Crew

$500 USD

Inkognito

$380 USD

hash

Crew

$350 USD

Tom Scharbach

$300 USD

Patrick Durand

$300 USD

Katoa

Release Testers

$274 USD

Nick Jones

Crew

$252 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$10,994.40 USD

Total raised

$13,603.70 USD

Total disbursed

$2,609.30 USD

Estimated annual budget

$14,190.25 USD