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SolydXK

Last Update: 2017-06-26 12:14 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: 101 (126), 6 months: 108 (120), 3 months: 116 (95), 4 weeks: 70 (143), 1 week: 23 (425)

Average visitor rating: 9.64/10 from 28 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:
 • 2017-06-26: Development Release: SolydXK 9 Beta
 • 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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Full Package List 9-beta 201701 201606 201411 201311
Package 9-beta 201701 201606 201411 201311
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.9.2
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 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-P1) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.115) -- -- -- -- --
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 (54.0) 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.1.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- -- -- -- --
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+ (3.22.16) 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.26) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.04.2) 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 (5.3.4) 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (4.11.7) 4.9.30 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11
Package 9-beta 201701 201606 201411 201311
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.1.3) 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u131) 8u131 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0f 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.6) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.3) 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.9.0) 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.6.5) 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (233) 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (52.2.1) 52.2.0 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 (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.1.5 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 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
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Average rating
9.6
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Version: 9-beta
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-27
Votes: 1


This could potentially be the best kept secret of KDE distros. Just test drove the Beta and I am so impressed that I am contemplating switching completely. I also need to mention that the themeing and font rendering is absolutely superb.


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Version: 9-201703
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-04
Votes: 6


SolydK is probably the best KDE distro out there at the present. It is one of the few, if not the only one, where "korganizer" works and it works well on top of that. It has a wonderful and very comprehensive repository with 70 000 entries to choose from. I didn't encounter any error messages, no dependency clashes or any other heart-stopping advices. It is Debian based. I found it it to be a little slow, but that's a very small price to pay for the stability and functionality you get in return.

Simply wonderful !! Many thanks to the developers for a job well done. Youse deserve a medal :))

5 out of 5 !!
10 out of 10



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Version: 201701
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-31
Votes: 0


If, (for whatever reason) my mouse didn't adjust the volume, (on multiple installations on different systems) that would be great. Otherwise, it's a great distro.


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