So you guys know I've been searching for a new Linux home for a few months (year?) now. I had settled on Linux Mint Debian Edition as I liked the Debian base with the minty theme that was semi rolling, meaning I'd never have to upgrade to a new version by wiping and re-installing. LMDE has been great and I've been running 64bit with no issues. The development has slowed to a crawl and after searching and searching, I found out why. Ikey was the driving dev behind LMDE and has left Mint to start a new Debian based distro - SolusOS. New Linux distros are common and I pay little attention to the 'latest & greatest' and this was the case for me with posts about SolusOS for a few months. I finally got around to checking it out and I have to say that its fantastic! SolusOS 1.1 Eveline is based on Debian stable (squeeze) and features pure Gnome 2 as a desktop. I've actually been running SolusOS 2 Alpha 4 (wheezy) which runs Gnome 3.4 but has been re-re-re-modded to behave like Gnome 2. New technology with the comfortable user interface... Debian is by nature 'rolling' and Ikey plans for a seamless upgrade path from version to version so once installed, you'll never have to re-install a new version. It's also a very clean and polished desktop. If you install SolusOS 1.1 now, you should have a one click upgrade to SolusOS 2 when Debian Wheezy is released sometime in 2013. The best part of SolusOS is that although Debian is Stable (stable sometimes=old), Ikey refreshes all the important packages for security and usability - this is a first. After about a week of testing, I'm very close to making SolusOS my main system and would suggest that you check it out with the live version to see what you think. SolusOS | Shine ON Download | SolusOS Please leave your thoughts and comments below.