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SolydXK

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 109 (100), 6 months: 101 (111), 3 months: 72 (168), 4 weeks: 121 (77), 1 week: 118 (59)

Average visitor rating: 9.08/10 from 98 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 announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2014-05-03: Distribution Release: SolydXK 201405
 • 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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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 10 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Feature
Release Date 2019-09-27 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 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Full Package List
Package 10 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Package
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.9.2 abiword (3.0.4)
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 alsa-lib (1.2.1.2)
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 (9.15.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.15.6)
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (78.0.3904.108)
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.10 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.3 cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8 e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (71.0) 60.9.0 60.5.1 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0 firefox (71.0)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6 gimp (2.10.14)
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.1)
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6 gnumeric (1.12.46)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.13) -- 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21 gtk (3.24.13)
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.3) 18.08.1 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (19.08.3)
kmod (26) 26 23 23 18 18 18 9 kmod (26)
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.2.8.2)
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.1.5 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2 libreoffice (6.3.3)
linux (5.4.2) 4.19.67 4.9.144 4.9.30 3.16.39 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.11 linux (5.4.2)
Package 10 201902 9 201701 201606 201411 201311 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.5.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.5.0)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.2.7) 1.0.0 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2 mesa (19.2.7)
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.34.2)
NVIDIA (440.36) -- 390.87 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60 NVIDIA (440.36)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13.0.1) 11.0.4u1 8u181 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21 openjdk (13.0.1)
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1 perl (5.30.1)
php (7.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.4.0)
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3 plasma-desktop (5.17.4)
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.8)
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (12.1)
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.16 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.13.2) 5.11.3 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5 qt (5.13.2)
samba (4.11.2) 4.9.5 4.5.16 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19 samba (4.11.2)
systemd (244) 241 232 232 215 215 208 -- systemd (244)
thunderbird (68.3.0) 60.9.0 60.5.1 52.2.1 45.6.0 45.1.1 31.2.0 24.1.0 thunderbird (68.3.0)
vim (8.1) -- -- 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.1.5 2.0.8 vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.1 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2 xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3 xorg-server (1.20.6)

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.1
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Version: 10
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-25
Votes: 8


Has a bright GRUB boot screen, very bright Plymouth splash screen, very bright LighDM login screen, very bright desktop wallpaper. The two desktop wallpapers were both very bright. The first thing you want to do after logging in is to do the updates and then go into System Settings and start SolydXK System settings to change the Plymouth splash screen and wallpaper.

Since it is Debian most browsers can be installed, either through Synaptics or by downloading an installer from the browser website. Do not load Opera through Synaptics as it is at version 12.

Desktop can have hardwired Breeze icons.

You should exercise caution when using the Calamatres installer. Can install bootloader to / or MBR, but it is confusing because you have to select the drive to install / to. On reboot you are not asked to remove the install media. Upon reboot the Welcome splash screen asks for a PayPal contribution.

Font anti-aliasing hinting style has examples of what the fonts will look like. Excellent.

Energy Savings has settings for Wifi-Fi, Broadband and Blue Tooth.


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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-14
Votes: 2


I use the EE edition, I never had a problem and I have the last software based in debian testing and work OK, 3 of 4 PCs uses Solydxk EE for more than a year


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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-10
Votes: 5


Very good, the most closest to stock Debian I've seen a Debian based distro come. Why go for this rather than stock Debian (unless you love Orange colour schemes)? Well, some people are intimidated by the thought of Debian being tricky to install (it's a myth based on older Debian installs) and the fact not everyone can go find the non-free with firmware unofficial .iso, with SolydXK they don't need to worry about it.

I feel I could give this to a reasonable intelligent Linux noob prepared to learn and they'd be OK pretty quickly. It may not be exactly the distro for me but I can't fault it.


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