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SolydXK

Last Update: 2018-07-03 12:57 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: 92 (132), 6 months: 98 (117), 3 months: 112 (95), 4 weeks: 119 (82), 1 week: 122 (49)

Average visitor rating: 9.1/10 from 71 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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Download Mirrors http://downloads.solydxk.nl/
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2013-11-26: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201311
 • 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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  • 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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Feature 201807 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Release Date 2018-07-02 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 201807 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
Package 201807 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.9.2
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 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 (1.44.4) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (62.0.3) 52.9.0 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (8.2.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (25) 23 23 18 18 18 9
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (4.18.14) 4.9.88 4.9.30 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11
Package 201807 9 201701 201606 201411 201311
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.2) 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) 375.82 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u171 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (7.8p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0f 1.0.2l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.9.1) 4.5.12 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (239) 232 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (60.2.1) 52.8.0 52.2.1 45.6.0 45.1.1 31.2.0 24.1.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.2 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 (1.20.2) 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
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Version: 201807
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-26
Votes: 1


I was looking for a Debian stable based Distro with KDE Plasma with which I could do my office work properly. I found SolydK - and I am very impressed about the way it polishes Debian stable. It works out of the box the way I want it to. It has the software installed, I would have wanted to. It looks to me quit acceptable. Meanwhile I installed SolydX on an old Asus notebook. It works and looks great. Only on my one year old HP notebook it had problems with ACPI which is due to the older kernel in Debian 9, I guess.
All in all, when you are looking for Debian stable for desktop use - give SolydXK a chance. It might impress you as well.


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Version: 201807
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-18
Votes: 1


Yesterday I installed on an old computer by Compaq Solus LXLE but as usual it was impossible to install any package of italian language.So I decided to try SolydX and what a surprise! Italia is basic installed and it need not any other package! My first impression is of stability and very easy to use also for a beginner. A Debian based distro I advice :)


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Version: 201807
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-14
Votes: 0


I'm staying with SolydX for a while. I like Debian. I kind of like the icon theme. I like that I can have the wallpaper change automatically on a timer. I use the wallpaper file from LXLE which I liked but I couldn't live with seamonkey. It's really stable. Partitioning was tricky mostly since I run an SSD and hard drive. I can only run VLC from the command line. I know the repo works well because I used it to install banshee. Overall I'm content with it. I don't feel like I need to try another distro because I'm missing something which for me is saying something.


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