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SolydXK

Last Update: 2019-03-03 13:16 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: 102 (112), 6 months: 110 (104), 3 months: 114 (111), 4 weeks: 52 (233), 1 week: 122 (54)

Average visitor rating: 9.06/10 from 80 review(s).


SolydXK Summary
Distribution SolydXK
Home Page https://solydxk.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.solydxk.nl/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://solydxk.com/community/tutorials/
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://downloads.solydxk.nl/
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2014-05-03: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201405
 • 2014-01-25: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201401
 • More SolydXK releases...

  Headlines:
 •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 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Release Date 2019-03-03 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) 1500-2000 1400-1600        
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 de, en, nl de, en, nl en, it, nl, jp en, it, nl, jp    
Asian Language Support jp jp jp jp    
Full Package List 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Package 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.9.2
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.14.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (73.0.3683.86) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (66.0.1) 60.5.1 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (8.3.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6
glibc (2.29) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.32.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.7) 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.12.3) 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (26) 23 23 18 18 18 9
krita (4.1.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.2) 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (5.0.4) 4.9.144 4.9.30 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11
Package 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.13) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.0.0) 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (418.56) 390.87 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (12) 8u181 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.1) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.3.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.3) 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.4.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.12.2) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.10.0) 4.5.16 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (241) 232 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (60.6.0) 60.5.1 52.2.1 45.6.0 45.1.1 31.2.0 24.1.0
vim (8.1) -- 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 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 (1.20.4) 1.19.2 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 80 review(s)



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Version: 201902
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-03-20
Votes: 0


I am using Solydx, I am satisfied!

Positive:

- Good selection of apps
- Easy to use
- Fast
- Stable
- Updating is smooth
- Installation is easy


Negative:

- Wallpapers are ugly. Fortunately they are easy to change.
- Firewall rules might need tweaking.



Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 201902
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-03-05
Votes: 1


I think I have found my Perfect Distro, after all of these years. I always had at Least one PC running Ubuntu of some flavor, and over the past few years it was Ubuntu Mate, It had all the Apps I needed or wanted, easy to set up and use and it just worked. But there were a few settings or more modern items I wished for but nothing that was a deal breaker.

Now I stumbled onto/into SolydX EE and it has everything I need and want, plus it is nicely updated and colorful
but not gaudy. I use some Compiz features in my workflow and It has them plus the Emerald Themes. The panel can span both of my monitors, plus it was super easy to set up both monitors, plus I can now have different wallpapers on each monitor without a 3rd party App. I was able to set up Sharing between my PC's, the only thing I haven't figured out is why I can read files from my NAS but don't have permissions to write to it with SolydX EE. I never had that issue with any other Distro, though SolydX is a very securely set up Distro.



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Version: 201902
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-03-05
Votes: 0


Very attractive screens, but:
Particularly difficult to install: inconsistent about swap requirements; refuses to install if swap provisions are not correct; installer has no provision for creating partitions.


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