Solidos is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Solidos is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Solidos Project. The Solidos Project is open and anyone is welcome to join.
The Solidos Project is out front for you, leading the advancement of free, open software and content.
We want to create a real alternative to Windows. Not only one that can be used by geeks, but also not one that is so "user-friendly" that annoys power users. We want to make available an operating system that is balanced: Giving beginner users the most user-friendly interface and the easiest way to install programs, and at the same time, offering power users the flexibility they expect from an UNIX®-based operating system.
Solidos is based on Linux (more specifically, the Fedora distribution). Therefore, Solidos is a free, open-source operating system that can be used out of the box by any company, or modified to meet one's needs.
Our goals for Solidos is:
User friendly interface based on GNOME (with thorough customization) (KDE lovers: it will be included too :-)) Out-of-the-box binary compatibility with Solaris®, FreeBSD®, MS-DOS® and Windows®, as well as .NET and Java runtimes. Offer a solid platform for virtualization (either guest or host) Deliver a thorough set of productivity applications based not on political reasons, but rather based on "What application does task better?" Provide easy community resources for developers, contributors and users to solve doubts, help each other and improve the system Easy framework for installing applications and maintaining (eg. upgrading) them Providing not only high-quality security (such as antivirus and firewall), but also providing friendly interface for security management Be suitable for both desktop and server environments Offer a state-of-art reliable solution for companies relying on mission critical software