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SolydXK

Last Update: 2017-03-14 02:36 UTC


SolydX and SolydK are Debian-based distributions with the Xfce and KDE desktops respectively. SolydXK aims to be simple to use, providing an environment that is both stable and secure. SolydXK is an open-source alternative for small businesses, non-profit organisations and home users. The project started as an unofficial variant of Linux Mint's "Debian" edition with KDE as the default desktop, but it was later given its own identity as SolydK. SolydX was added after Linux Mint dropped its Debian-based flavour that used the Xfce desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 100 (132), 6 months: 106 (123), 3 months: 114 (118), 4 weeks: 129 (75), 1 week: 115 (77)

Average visitor rating: 9.64/10 from 22 review(s).


SolydXK Summary
Distribution SolydXK
Home Page https://solydxk.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.solydxk.com/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://solydxk.com/community/tutorials/
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Download Mirrors http://downloads.solydxk.com/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-06-27: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201606
 • 2015-12-25: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201512
 • 2015-06-09: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201506
 • 2015-01-31: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201501
 • 2014-07-31: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201407
 • 2014-05-03: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201405
 • 2014-01-25: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201401
 • 2013-11-26: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201311
 • 2013-08-23: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201308
 • 2013-06-18: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201306
 • More SolydXK releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 9-201703
alpha
201701 201606 201411 201311
Release Date 2017-03-12 2017-01-24 2016-06-27 2014-11-18 2013-11-26
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual en,it,nl,jp en,it,nl,jp en,it,nl,jp    
Asian Language Support jp jp jp    
Full Package List 9-201703 201701 201606 201411 201311
Package 9-201703
alpha
201701 201606 201411 201311
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.9.2
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.1) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (58.0.3029.81) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.3
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (53.0) 45.8.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (6.3.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1
gimp (2.8.20) -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.24.1) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.12) 3.22.8 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.04.0) 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (24) 23 18 18 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.2) 5.2.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (4.10.13) 4.9.13 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11
Package 9-201703
alpha
201701 201606 201411 201311
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.0.5) 13.0.5 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (378.13) 375.39 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u131) 8u121 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.1.0e 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e
perl (5.24.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.4) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) 5.8.4 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.8.0) 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.6.3) 4.5.5 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (233) 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (52.0.1) 45.7.1 45.6.0 45.1.1 31.2.0 24.1.0
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.1.5 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.10.1 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for SolydXK

Average rating
9.6
from 22 review(s)



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Version: 201701
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-17
Votes: 0


I have probably stayed with this distro longer than any other. I put the version at 201701, but started with 201411. It has just been a pleasure to use, as it is stable, and basically stays out of the way of the software that I run - and the software runs without any OS issues. Haven't had hardware issues with either computer using it (1 old 1 new), and was shocked when OTB it had no issues printing to an OLD HP deskjet connected via a parallel 2 usb cable.
SolydX is now the distro that the others that I still look at have to beat. The grass may be greener on the other side, but so far I haven't had the urge to jump the fence.


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Version: 201606
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-03-22
Votes: 2


What I like most about SolydX is that out of all the Debian based distros I have tried, including many in the Ubuntu family, SolydX has required the least amount of effort to customize it the way I like. I also like how it is not bogged down with unnecessary software. The rolling release is very nice too as I no longer have to bother with redoing my whole system every 6 to 9 months. I can keep upgrading and not have to reset everything.


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Version: 9-201703
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-03-21
Votes: 0


Although SolydXK is a very solid Linux distro that's been around now for about 4 years, I only discovered it a few days ago and it is now my destop OS. I'm writing this from inside SolydX, the xfce version.

I was bored of my dependence on Ubuntu, even inside Linux Mint, so I decided to look around for versions of LMDE, or Linux Mint Debian. This is Mint built directly on Debian, leaving Ubuntu out of the picture all together. Such a distro exists as described, but as my preferred DE is xfce, I discovered that the LMDE xfce distro had forked over to SolydX.

It's got a good feel to it. I like it. I'm using it. I'm inside it.


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