SolydXK

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SolydXK
SolydXK logo small.png
DeveloperArjen Balfoort and community members
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateActive
Source modelOpen source and closed source
Initial release28 February 2013; 5 years ago (2013-02-28)[1]
Latest release201807[2] / 7 February 2018; 8 months ago (2018-02-07)
Marketing targethome users, small businesses and non-profit organizations
Available inMultilingual
Update methodAPT, custom UpdateManager, Synaptic
Package managerdpkg
Platformsi386, AMD64, ARM_architecture (Raspberry PI2 and PI3)
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
UserlandGNU
Influenced byDebian Stable and testing
Default user interfaceKDE Plasma 4 (default in SolydK), Xfce (default in SolydX)
LicenseFree software, mainly the GNU GPL, and other licenses
Official websitesolydxk.com

SolydXK is a Dutch Linux distribution based on Debian.[3] It aims to be simple to use, providing an environment that is stable, secure, and ideal for small businesses, non-profit organizations and home users.[4]

SolydXK includes proprietary software such as Adobe Flash, Steam and optional closed-source drivers to provide initial multimedia usage and gaming on Linux.[5]

History[edit]

SolydXK originated in 2012 as an unofficial version of "Linux Mint Debian edition" (LMDE) using the KDE Plasma 4 workspaces.[6]

In November 2012, Linux Mint ceased maintaining both the KDE and Xfce versions of LMDE.[7] SolydXK was started to support these two desktop environments. "SolydX" refers to the Xfce version, while "SolydK" refers to the KDE version. The project name is an amalgam of the two names.

Features[edit]

The two core editions for SolydXK, SolydX and SolydK[8], are officially available in 64-bit Live CDs with installers.

The distribution installs with common software such as Firefox, LibreOffice, XChat/Quassel, Pidgin/Kopete, and GIMP for a variety of common tasks. Both editions also provide Steam and PlayOnLinux installed for gaming, and a driver manager to easily enable the best gaming performance.

SolydXK, originally based on Debian testing, since January 2015 is built on Debian Stable.

There are also Community Editions, not officially tested nor supported by the SolydXK team. Examples are the SolydXK Enthusiast’s Edition - versions of SolydX and SolydK that follow Debian testing, the 32-bit community editions and the version for Raspberry Pi 3.

Version history[edit]

Version[9] Date Kernel version
201302[10][11] 28.02.2013[1] N/A
201306[12][13] 18.06.2013 N/A
201308[14] 23.08.2013 N/A
201309[15][16] 09.2013 N/A
201311[17][18][19] 26.11.2013 3.10.11
201401[20][21] 25.01.2014 N/A
201405[22] 03.05.2014 N/A
201407[23][24] 31.07.2014 N/A
201411[25] 11.2014 3.16.7
201501[26] 31.01.2015 N/A
201506[27][28][29] 09.06.2015 N/A
201512[30] 25.12.2015 N/A
201606[31] 27.06.2016 3.16.7
201701[32] 01.2017 3.16.39
9[33] 16.07.2017 4.9.30
201709[34] 30.09.2017 N/A
201801[35][36][37] 16.01.2018 4.9.65
201807[2][38] 02.07.2018 4.9.88

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b About us — English
  2. ^ a b SolydXK 201807 released — English
  3. ^ http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=solydxk
  4. ^ http://solydxk.com/about/solydxk/
  5. ^ Watson, J.A. (9 December 2013). "SolydXK hands on: Two good Linux distributions with a solid base". ZDNet.
  6. ^ http://www.kde.org/download/distributions.php
  7. ^ "Monthly Stats – November 2012". Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  8. ^ Download SolydK 9 201801, Softpedia Linux
  9. ^ Version of SolydXK on DistroWatch.com
  10. ^ Test of SolydX32 201302.iso (Feb 14, 2013) - SolydXK Community Forums
  11. ^ SolydK Linux review - Very solid, June 1, 2013, Dedoimedo.com
  12. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201306 (DistroWatch.com News)
  13. ^ SolydXK: New Kid on the Linux Block Delivers Rock-Solid Performance, by Jack M. Germain, 26 June 2013, LinuxInsider.com
  14. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXk 201308 (DistroWatch.com News)
  15. ^ SolydX 201309 Review: Simple, effective and efficient, as good as Linux Mint!, September 29, 2013, mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com
  16. ^ SolydK 201309 Review: Rock-solid Debian spin offering KDE 4.11.1, September 30, 2013, mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com
  17. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201311 (DistroWatch.com News)
  18. ^ SolydXK hands on: Two good Linux distributions with a solid base, December 9, 2013, ZDNet
  19. ^ SolydXK SolydK 2013.11 review, November 28, 2013, LinuxBSDOS.com
  20. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201401 (DistroWatch.com News)
  21. ^ Upstart SolydXK Distro Seeks First Business Customers, January 28, 2014, by Libby Clark, Linux.com
  22. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201405 (DistroWatch.com News)
  23. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXk 201407 (DistroWatch.com News)
  24. ^ First Impressions of SolydXK 201407, August 25, 2014, distrowatch.com
  25. ^ Download SolydX Business Edition 201411
  26. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201501 (DistroWatch.com News)
  27. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201506 (DistroWatch.com News)
  28. ^ Review: SolydK 201506, July 13, 2015, by Das U-Blog by Prashanth, dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.ie
  29. ^ A solid experience with SolydXK 201506, July 20, 2015, by Jesse Smith, distrowatch.com
  30. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201512 (DistroWatch.com News)
  31. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201606 (DistroWatch.com News)
  32. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 703, 13 March 2017
  33. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 9 (DistroWatch.com News)
  34. ^ https://twitter.com/solydxk/status/914184676834672640
  35. ^ Distribution Release: SolydXK 201801 (DistroWatch.com News)
  36. ^ Debian-Based SolydXK Linux OS Receives Patch for Meltdown Security Vulnerability, Softpedia News
  37. ^ "SolydXK 201801 32-bit".[dead link]
  38. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 771, 9 July 2018

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