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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: 123 (81), 6 months: 159 (56), 3 months: 151 (56), 4 weeks: 139 (57), 1 week: 125 (55)

Average visitor rating: 9.13/10 from 88 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 announcements with 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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  • 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 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 (9.15.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (77.0.3865.90) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.0) 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 (1.45.3) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.8
firefox (69.0.1) 60.5.1 52.2.0 45.6.0 45.2.0 33.1.1 25.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (9.2.0) 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 (2.30) 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.34.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 1.12.6
grub (2.04) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99
gtk (3.24.11) 3.22.11 3.22.11 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.25 2.24.21
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.1) 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 (4.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.1) 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.1.2
linux (5.3) 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 (10.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.1.7) 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.2.6 9.2.2
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (435.21) 390.87 375.66 340.101 340.96 340.32 319.60
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (13) 8u181 8u13 7u111 7u101 7u65 7u21
openssh (8.0p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.1d) 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 (7.3.9) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.11.13 4.11.12 4.11.3
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5
qt (5.13.1) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5
samba (4.11.0) 4.5.16 4.5.8 4.2.14 4.2.10 4.1.11 3.6.19
systemd (243) 232 232 215 215 208 --
thunderbird (68.1.0) 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 (3.0.8) 3.0.6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.1.5 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 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: 2019-09-01
Votes: 5


This is a great distribution, basically Debian stable with improved hardware recognition, some polish and a nice support forum.

I installed the nightly build that is already based on Debian Buster, and it is already very stable. I have been using it for some days now and had no issues at all.

After install, it is a little bit minimalist, but looks much better than vanilla Debian. I am using the Xfce version.

This is a distribution that just does what it is supposed to do. If I need current software, I will use AppImages or backports.


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Version: 201902
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-27
Votes: 3


I tried a lot different distributions in the last 20 years but I never has less problems since I use SolydX. I used it on desktops (HP, Tuxedo, Dell) and Notebooks (Dell, Lenovo). It is not the distribution with the latest software but very stable. If I really need the latest software I was happy with the backports or additional repositories (2 or 3 programs).

I recently got a new laptop with a pre-installed Ubuntu and after four month I am sure that I will switch to solydx as soon as I find the time. Just had some crash and some little "this-should-work-more smoothly" issues.

I use it for scientific work and basic applications at home. No gaming, no 3D-software.


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Version: 201902
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-15
Votes: 25


I needed a Debian derived OS to run on a Lenovo Ideapad 320S. I discovered SolydXK on Distrowatch and got the latest version via torrent and copied it to a USB drive.
Live image started up really fast and the installer was straightforward and fast. All done in about 30 mins from copying to USB.

The OS is smooth and fresh , everything just works out of the box, no issues with firmware or codecs , all the stuff you need right there ready to use either in a LIVE environment or installed to your device of choice.

It is so refreshing to discover a "new" distro that does exactly what you want it to , first time , zero learning curve , just Linux as it should be .

Give SolydXK a try on whatever device you have , there is a great forum for support , and best of all it is based on Debian Stable so there is a rock "SOLYD" foundation to build on .......

ok , enough

TLDR: Great distro , works out of the box , ideal for beginners and old heads alike , good forum support and
a credit to Arjen Balfoort , the founder of SolydXk.

go on ...try it ...you know you want to .


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