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SolydXK

Last Update: 2018-01-23 19:13 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: 9.02/10 from 47 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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More SolydXK releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-01-23 SolydXK has 32-bit community ISOs
 • More SolydXK headlines...

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Feature 201801 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Release Date 2018-01-16 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 Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1950 1477-1577        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE, Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems            
Multilingual en,it,nl,pt,jp en,it,nl,pt,jp en,it,nl,jp en,it,nl,jp    
Asian Language Support jp jp jp jp    
Full Package List 201801 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Package 201801 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.9.2
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.3
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (58.0.2) 52.5.2 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0
freetype (2.9) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.3.0) 6.3.0 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 (2.27) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.12.2) 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (25) 23 23 18 18 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (6.0.1) 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (4.15.4) 4.9.65 4.9.30 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11
Package 201801 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.13) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.3.5) 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (390.25) 375.82 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u161) 8u151 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (7.6p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.0g) 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 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.2.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.10.1) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.7.5) 4.5.12 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (237) 232 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (52.6.0) 52.5.2 52.2.1 45.6.0 45.1.1 31.2.0 24.1.0
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.0) 2.2.7 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.1.5 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.1 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3

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Version: 201801
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-02-04
Votes: 3


Pro's
Fast, easy to use, all the right software installed.
Con's
Hardly beginner friendly if you have to setup the partitions, it could use a install using entire disk.

It is not a distro I would recommend to users switching from windows.



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Version: 201801
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-01-24
Votes: 0


SLOW!! I have a quad core Intel 6th gen, 8 gb mem and an SSD. Too slow for me.
Plus, this OS does NOT have the up to date HP printer drivers. How ridiculous!!


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Version: 201701
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-17
Votes: 10


I have always been in a state of mind where I can't decide if SolydX or MX is the very best distro. I have a longer relationship with Mx (Mepis), but when the chips fall, I have to hand it to SolydX for the overall best out of the box distro I can recall using.
Now I have a few legacy pieces of hardware - 20 year old HP deskjet connected with a parallel to usb adaptor, a 25 year old ps2 Gateway keyboard connected with a usb adaptor, usb floppy drive - all work flawlessly under SolydX at first boot.
For me SolydX just works. It is the kind of distro that I like - it does it's job without getting in the way of you doing your job. And being XFCE, the tools are readily at hand to make the distro your distro, painlessly.

The only con that I can come up with is one that applies to most distros - I would like a version without all the included software. Offer me a base running X with internet connectivity, and let me add the apps that I have found work best for me. (Of course, most of those apps I have 'discovered' by seeing the apps that distros have included in their live versions.)

Oh yeah, the fact that they still 'support' 32 bit through the community editions is a big thumbs up in my book.


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