Thank you for this. I'm still happy with the Solyd(X/K/BE) experience but sometimes having troubles finding my way and although there is a lot of knowledge here, a lot is in the founders heads so "we, the users" sometimes miss the rationale behind some decisions. I played a lot with SolydK on my main machine but as mentioned somewhere last year I wanted to experiment with a new simple PC and booting primarily Solyd, backed-up with XP for legacy reasons/games.Although that is a good idea from the maintainer's point of view, it is not very user friendly.
So, that will change into "solydk_201401.iso", and thus will include the version number.
Now I'm running SolydKBE as main OS for stability compared to SolydK, although no real issues (only the lower version of Evolution caused some problems trying to import automatically the backup file which was created on SolydK with a higher version of Evolution). Other issues have to do with the specific hardware (HP Microserver n54l, Sapphire HD 7750 low profile, Asus Xonar 3) but I managed to to install the proprietary Radeon driver (with some help from smxi). But he, I can play Crysis on the highest settings (in XP of course) so I can live with it.
Some questions I have for now:
Is it advisable to use the Virtualbox version from the repository, or can I install the latest deb package from their website?
In general use the version from the repository or is it okay to use te latest (deb) package (e.g. MKVtools, Calibre etc.)?
SolydK had steam, is there a (meta)package which can be installed for the same experience?
SolydK had some nice Photo related software, is there a (meta)package which can be installed?
I like the 'new Gnome' icons in SolydK more than the 'old Gnome icons' in SolydKBE, possible to change this?