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SolydXK 10 released based on Debian Buster

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 27 Sep 2019 14:25

The SolydXK Team has worked long and hard to create yet another solid release. We are proud to announce SolydXK 10 based on Debian Buster!

Highlights
  • Based on Debian Buster 10.1 release with the latest kernel version 4.19.
  • Live ISO can now be booted with localisation support.
  • New Grub2 theme.
  • The USB Creator was rebuilt from scratch to improve stability, speed and maintainability.
  • Many bugs were resolved and we changed the SolydXK Firefox settings even further to improve user privacy. This is done in the firefox-solydxk-adjustments package which can be purged if you don't need it.
  • We thouroughly cleaned up the ISOs removing any packages that are not strictly needed without compromising system stability and safety.


NordVPN
We wanted to offer our users the convenience of extra online privacy with the VPN services of NordVPN. If you create a new NordVPN account SolydXK will get a small commission which will help us keep improving SolydXK. You can install the NordVPN application with system tray icon through the SolydXK Welcome screen.

More information: https://solydxk.com/services

Localised ISOs
The new ISOs can now be localized from the startup (Grub) menu. Localized ISOs are therefor dropped.

Enthusiast's Editions
Work is still done on the Enthusiast's Editions. They will be released at a later date.

SolydX RPi3
We've dropped the SolydX RPi3 image. There was not enough interest to continue development and maintenance on this project.

Github
For the past six years I have been the sole programmer on the SolydXK project. I faithfully uploaded all sources to Github since then but for nobody's benefit. I have removed the SolydXK account to minimize my development efforts. The sources are still available in our repository.

Downloads
You can download the ISOs from our community site: https://solydxk.com/downloads

Do not forget to verify your download before you use it.

Donations
If you like SolydXK and you would like to financially support SolydXK, you can make a PayPal donation: https://www.paypal.me/solydxk

Enjoy this new release!

Upgrade
You can upgrade your existing SolydXK 9 system with this bash script: https://downloads.solydxk.com/dev/solydxk10.sh
You can use this script at your own risk. It has not been tested thoroughly. So, make sure that you backup your home directory before you use this script!

Source: https://solydxk.com/news/solydxk-10-rel ... n-buster-1


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Re: SolydXK 10 released based on Debian Buster

Postby koesherbacon » 28 Sep 2019 00:36

Now that this new release is based off Buster, does that mean that the 'SolydXK Enthusiast's Edition" based off of Debian' stesting branch, Bullseye will be available soon as well?

I can't wait to try the new Buster version! I'm not planning on switching to SolydXK-EE, I'm just curious about the typical length of time it takes after a major upgrade to the newest stable version of Debian for the work to begin on Debian's next testing version with the cost of stability. I feel pretty strongly that the stability of Debian outweighs the benefits of using the newest packages available as a rolling-distro.

Thanks!

(I've just realized that the wording I used could have been better, but that's my dyslexia...)
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Re: SolydXK 10 released based on Debian Buster

Postby amnesix » 28 Sep 2019 06:09

I've been using SolydX 10 since some day in July, from nightly ISO, and I have had *no* problem (3 different machines). Thank you to the whole team.

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Re: SolydXK 10 released based on Debian Buster

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 28 Sep 2019 08:12

@koesherbacon
The EEs are a community effort which means that there is no particular time frame in which the ISOs must be released. In other words: they are done when they are done.


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Re: SolydXK 10 released based on Debian Buster

Postby koesherbacon » 28 Sep 2019 20:11

Thanks for answering that for me, Arjen. I didn't realize that the EE ISOs are made by the SolydXK community members, not the official devs.
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Re: SolydXK 10 released based on Debian Buster

Postby ydek » 29 Sep 2019 13:01

Arjen and team SolydXK.

Congratulations for the new version.
I am downloading and installing.
Greetings.

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Re: SolydXK 10 released based on Debian Buster

Postby martinst » 05 Oct 2019 06:23

Hi, I ran the update script in a terminal window in xfce and had no problems. It took about an hour and everything works fine straight away. Wallpapers are missing, but that is no big deal.
Thanx for the new version, great work, greetings
Martin


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