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New ISOs 201407

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 30 Jul 2014 19:40

The Home Editions were upgraded to the latest Upgrade Pack and the Business Editions were upgraded with the latest security updates. This time I will not list the version changes of the major applications, but limit myself to the most important changes.
  • Debian has started to move testing to systemd. The Home Editions use systemd while the Business Editions continue to use sysvinit. For the Home Editions, you will notice the difference during boot, but especially during shut down which now takes a lot less time. We can still need your help to improve boot time, though. Samba is on by default, and that is causing no significant improvement in boot time.

    If you're really into optimizing boot time, you can start by analyzing the output of these commands:
    • systemd-analyze blame
      systemd-analyze critical-chain
  • As from the last update kdenext was removed from SolydK. We are now tracking Debian KDE.
  • The multimedia repository (deb-multimedia) has been removed from the ISOs. Some of the multimedia packages, and some codecs were added to our own repository. These packages might, or might not be legal to use in your country, but you can install them by checking the Multimedia check box during the installation. This option is selected by default.
    The current multimedia repository is still available, and you can continue to use it. If you want to remove the multimedia repository from your current system, and replace them with a Debian equivalent, you can use Grizzler's script as described in this tutorial:
  • The KDE Display Manager (KDM) has been replaced with LightDM. If you want to replace KDM with LightDM on your current system, you can follow this tutorial:
You can find more information, and download the ISOs on our product pages:
SolydX Business Edition:
SolydK Business Edition:
SolydK Back Office:

For any questions or issues, please visit our forum:

Note: SolydK Back Office will follow a little later.

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