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SolydXK

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 107 (104), 6 months: 124 (86), 3 months: 148 (57), 4 weeks: 137 (50), 1 week: 131 (49)

Average visitor rating: 9.1/10 from 83 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/
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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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  • 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 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 (1.1.9) 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 (9.15.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.90) -- -- -- -- -- --
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 (1.45.2) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (67.0.2) 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 (9.1.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6
glibc (2.29) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk (3.24.8) 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (19.04.2) 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 (4.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.4) 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (5.1.10) 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 (10.3.15) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.1.0) 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.26) 390.87 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) 8u181 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (8.0p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.0) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.3.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.0) 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.12.3) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.10.4) 4.5.16 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (242) 232 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (60.7.1) 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 (3.0.7.1) 3.0.6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.1.5 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.5) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.1 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3

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Version: 201902
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-14
Votes: 5


Great distro, stable and feature rich. Installer includes options for modern file system like F2FS and NILFS2. Thank you devs.


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Version: 201902
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-05
Votes: 5


If you want maximal compatibility with Debian with few added touches for ease of use for common desktop user and elegant, functional and fast desktop (even on older hardware) without distractions (except, the default background images), then SolydX variant with XFCE desktop is very good choice. If you were frustrated by the direction Ubuntu and Mint went, it would be perfect replacement either. And for me personally, the choice of preinstalled apps is just what I would choose myself.


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Version: 201902
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-02
Votes: 3


For any Linux user sick of distroshopping, this is the cure. It's like resting on a tropical beach after a tiring journey. It's very, very good. (Sorry, English is not my native language)


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