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SolydXK

Last Update: 2020-07-07 08:02 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: 130 (79), 6 months: 120 (94), 3 months: 143 (56), 4 weeks: 129 (63), 1 week: 137 (50)

Average visitor rating: 8.93/10 from 112 review(s).


SolydXK Summary
Distribution SolydXK
Home Page https://solydxk.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.solydxk.com/
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Documentation https://solydxk.com/community/tutorials/
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Download Mirrors http://downloads.solydxk.nl/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2020-07-05: Distribution Release: SolydXK 10.4
 • 2019-09-27: Distribution Release: SolydXK 10
 • 2019-03-03: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201902
 • 2018-07-02: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201807
 • 2018-01-16: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201801
 • 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
 • More SolydXK releases...

  Headlines:
 •2020-09-30 SolydXK is going through a leadership change
 •2018-05-10 Website migration
 •2018-04-30 SolydXK repository URL fix
 •2018-03-21 SoldyXK gains RPi3 images
 •2018-01-23 SolydXK has 32-bit community ISOs
 • More SolydXK headlines...

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Feature 10.4 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Feature
Release Date 2020-07-06 2019-03-03 2017-07-16 2017-01-24 2016-06-27 2014-11-18 2013-11-26 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1600-2200 1500-2000 1400-1600         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems               Journaled File Systems
Multilingual de, en, nl de, en, nl de, en, nl en, it, nl, jp en, it, nl, jp     Multilingual
Asian Language Support jp jp jp jp jp     Asian Language Support
Full Package List 10.4 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Full Package List
Package 10.4 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Package
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.9.2 abiword (3.0.4)
alsa-lib (1.2.4) 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 alsa-lib (1.2.4)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 bash (5.0)
bind (9.17.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.17.6)
chromium (86.0.4240.111) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (86.0.4240.111)
cups (2.3.3) 2.2.10 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.3 cups (2.3.3)
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 dhcp (4.4.2)
e2fsprogs (1.45.6) 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8 e2fsprogs (1.45.6)
firefox (82.0) 68.10.0 60.5.1 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0 firefox (82.0)
freetype (2.10.4) 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 freetype (2.10.4)
gcc (10.2.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1 gcc (10.2.0)
gimp (2.10.22) -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6 gimp (2.10.22)
glibc (2.32) 2.28 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17 glibc (2.32)
gnome-shell (3.38.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.38.1)
gnucash (4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.2)
gnumeric (1.12.48) -- -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6 gnumeric (1.12.48)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.23) -- 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21 gtk (3.24.23)
httpd (2.4.46) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.46)
inkscape (1.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.0.1)
k3b (20.08.2) 18.08.1 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (20.08.2)
kmod (27) 26 23 23 18 18 18 9 kmod (27)
krita (4.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.4.0)
libreoffice (7.0.2) 6.1.5 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2 libreoffice (7.0.2)
linux (5.9.1) 4.19.118 4.9.144 4.9.30 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11 linux (5.9.1)
Package 10.4 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.5.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.5.6)
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.24.1)
mesa (20.2.1) 1.0.0 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2 mesa (20.2.1)
mysql (8.0.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.22)
nautilus (3.38.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.38.1)
NVIDIA (455.28) -- 390.87 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60 NVIDIA (455.28)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (15) 11.0.7 8u181 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21 openjdk (15)
openssh (8.4p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 openssh (8.4p1)
openssl (1.1.1h) 1.1.1d 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1h)
perl (5.32.0) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1 perl (5.32.0)
php (7.4.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.4.11)
plasma-desktop (5.20.1) 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3 plasma-desktop (5.20.1)
postfix (3.5.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.5.7)
postgresql (13.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (13.0)
Python (3.9.0) 2.7.16 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 Python (3.9.0)
qt (5.15.1) 5.11.3 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5 qt (5.15.1)
samba (4.13.0) 4.9.5 4.5.16 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19 samba (4.13.0)
systemd (246) 241 232 232 215 215 208 -- systemd (246)
thunderbird (78.4.0) 68.9.0 60.5.1 52.2.1 45.6.0 45.1.1 31.2.0 24.1.0 thunderbird (78.4.0)
vim (8.2) -- -- 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.11.1) 3.0.11 3.0.6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.1.5 2.0.8 vlc (3.0.11.1)
xfdesktop (4.14.2) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.1 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2 xfdesktop (4.14.2)
xorg-server (1.20.9) 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3 xorg-server (1.20.9)

Reader Ratings
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8.9
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Version: 10.4
Rating: 1
Date: 2020-09-02
Votes: 0


Sorry, SolydX was recommended as one of the 'lite weight' distros for older machines.
Now I find SolydXK is 64-bit ONLY, requiring a 'modern' machine ONLY.

Of the 100+ "OLD" laptops I support, maybe a dozen have DVD drives.
Many may be 'stickered' as 64-bit, but I have found that is a CPU-marketing-sticker.
The "64-bit" Toshiba Satellite which I tested, will not boot ANY 64-bit iso.





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Version: 10.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-08-17
Votes: 1


Solydx_10_64_202007 live ISO mode.
I having tried the SolydX in Live ISO mode only.
Pros:
It seems to be a not too bad distro. Normal booting and logging out, smooth operation and installation of apps in live mode. Quite nice customized, out of the box, Debian based, appearance good flavoured, clean installation of the peripherals connected. I had met some problems, so I didn’t install the OS, I am thinking yet...see also the cons.
Cons:
I had not couth to install pstocapt3, only with error the Lintian, unfortunately they are important for me.
I had time to wait, but the updating process was cumbersome as required a lot of time for the 200 updates.
Perhaps it came from the live ISO mode only.
Summary: I do not understand why this distro is not in the first 100 on the list, it would be a silver or bronze medallist among the others.


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Version: 10.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-07-16
Votes: 0


Very good distro with a nice choice of applications


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