Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

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Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 26 Jan 2018 13:49

Jack M. Germain wrote a review on SolydXK back in 2013 when we just started. After all these years he comes back again to see what we've done with Plasma.

I think it's an honest and to-the-point review. All in all, not bad :)

Go read it here: https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85088.html


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Re: Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

Postby ScottQuier » 26 Jan 2018 18:20

The author made one non-trivial mistake - SolydXK is no longer working to a rolling release model. This might cause some disappointment with some who read that review and then discover the news.

But, like you, I found the review to be pretty well balanced and accurate.
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Re: Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

Postby ilu » 27 Jan 2018 05:55

His comparing of version numbers, him being astonished that the meltdown patch is included and his misunderstanding about "rolling" all show that he doesn't really understand the debian stable concept. Not a very good review, quality-wise.

I totally agree with him about XFCE though :-)

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Re: Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

Postby BostonPeng » 10 Mar 2018 19:59

He also referred to a KDE app called Gnote that's preinstalled. Excuse me? Gnote from KDE? Not with that name, and the KDE text editor's Kate. I'm surprised nobody's posted a comment about his errors. Should I kick it off with the Gnote correction and his error about rolling releases?
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Re: Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 11 Mar 2018 08:47

Please, feel free to do so but I don't think it'll help much.


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Re: Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

Postby martinst » 18 Apr 2018 12:20

One of the more prominent points of this review is the lack of pre-installed software. To me, this is one of the biggest advantages. It keeps the iso fairly small and I like to setup my workstation according to my needs.

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