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SolydXK

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 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.

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Average visitor rating: 9.13/10 from 38 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:
 • 2017-07-16: Distribution Release: SolydXK 9
 • 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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Feature 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Release Date 2017-07-16 2017-01-24 2016-06-27 2014-11-18 2013-11-26
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1477-1577        
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
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual en,it,nl,pt,jp en,it,nl,jp en,it,nl,jp    
Asian Language Support jp jp jp    
Full Package List 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Package 9 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 (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.62) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.5) 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (56.0.1) 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.2.0) 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 (2.26) 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.24) 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.2) 2.0.3 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 (5.4.2) 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (4.13.8) 4.9.30 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11
Package 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.2.3) 0.7.4 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.90) 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u151) 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (7.6p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.1) 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.9.2) 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.7.0) 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (235) 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (52.4.0) 52.2.1 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 (2.2.6) 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 (1.19.5) 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.1
from 38 review(s)



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Version: 9
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-08-15
Votes: 0


Started SolydX 9 from disc. All went well to live Desktop. Everything as I anticipated. I tried a few things live and everything worked fine, just what I wanted. I started Install, it takes longer than most, probably due to Upgrade, but no trouble. Re-start and what a disappointment. Nothing like the 'Live' desktop. Panel and Application list misplaced and flakey, nothing like the excellent Live layout which I would have been happy with. So back to Sparkey, at least they fulfil their promise.


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Version: 9
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-08-13
Votes: 0


SolydX was my everyday workhorse for several years. Updating to SolydX 9 (Debian Stretch based) was disappointing. Many of the applications showed an ugly interface (extreme example: galculator where the buttons disappeared, only plain text on a grey background, that is no interface any more), the same machine, which worked seamlessly before began to lag every some minutes and, most bothering, the system time turned to be inaccurate. Some of the distribution's own tools have been deleted and also the Raspberry Pi edition. I' am not sure, if the interface problems really are a SolydX issue, maybe GNOME/GTK should be adressed instead. But in general I think one of the Youtube reviewers of SolydXK is right: For some reasons this distribution seems to decline. It deserves a rating of 6, because, though ugly and strange, but eventually I got my programming environment running on it. Debian netinstall wasn't able to do that due to some apt respectively ?file system problems.


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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-31
Votes: 2


With SolydK 9 I can enjoy two steps forward: the new version of Debian (Stretch) and the newer Desktop Environment Plasma 5, faster and lighter. Also, very easy to incorporate your preferred applications, no need for a bloated 'All inside'.

For me, it is the best incarnation of Stretch + KDE up to now. Kudos to the developers.


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