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SolydXK

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 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: 9.12/10 from 52 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/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
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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:
 •2018-05-10 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 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 (1.1.6) 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 (9.12.1-P2) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.181) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.7) 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 (1.44.2) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (60.0.1) 52.5.2 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 (8.1.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1
gimp (2.10.2) -- -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.6
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.1-1) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.04.1) 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
krita (4.0.3)            
libreoffice (6.0.4) 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (4.16.11) 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
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.15) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.1.0) 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) 375.82 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) 8u151 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (7.7p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0f 1.0.2l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1j 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.2) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.2.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.11.0) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.8.2) 4.5.12 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (238) 232 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.5.2 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 (3.0.2) 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 (1.20.0) 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.1 1.14.3

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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-08
Votes: 3


After having tried dozens of distros I keep coming back to SolydX and SolydK. Just tried Ubuntu Mate 17.04 for 4 or 5 months and although very polished it was very buggy. After an update broke it to the point of being unrecoverable, I had enough of it and went to SolydK 9 plasma. Much superior to Ubuntu Mate - it ran significantly lighter and was more robust with a very pleasant polished experience. Then I decided to put SolydX 9 on another partition for a dual boot - what a delightful experience! This runs even lighter than SolydK 9 and is absolutely rock solid. Also I absolutely love the orange theming and Evolver icon set - very nice. SolydX 9 has been a fantastic experience - everything seems to work fine - there have been no crashes at all and it works perfectly. One tip - if you want to use dual monitors you need to download Arandr since there is a bug in XFCE - yes, 1 bug - then it should work fine. This has to be one of the very best implementations of XFCE, and I would hope that many more will try this wonderful distro(or SolydK 9 as well). There are other distros much more popular that get a lot more press, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are the best.


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Version: 201801
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-08
Votes: 2


Perfect distro for my needs. What I want:
-Stability
-KDE Plasma
-Somewhat nice looking OOTB
-Codecs for everything installed
SolydK does that perfectly. If you like the KDE Plasma desktop and prefer stability over newer packages then this is for you.


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Version: 201801
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-31
Votes: 6


A great Distribution. Maybe the best Debian based.

When you say "not as simple as Mint.", then its only true when you want a full disc encryption with lvm. The installer does not build this itself. You create it and can mount it as target.

All other is working out of the box.

The name SolydX / SolydK is program. X is for XFCE, K is for KDE. The official releases are Debian stable, the Debian testing is supported by the community. Also 32bit for older hardware available.

http://downloads.solydxk.com/
(in directory /ce = community edition)

Many thanks to the team.


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