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The Quiet User of SolydXK

Posted: 19 Nov 2017 06:08
by WayneB
Solyd is pronounce "Solid" and the X is for the Xfce desktop environment whereas the K is for the KDE desktop environment which the SolydXK developers seem to support more of the two supported environments Xfce and KDE. So it's a solid implementation of Xfce or KDE on a Debian based system. The developers have roots in Linux Mint KDE.

And solid it is. Not a rolling distribution as you'll learn. The OS will need periodic upgrades every 2 years whereas software upgrades happen weekly and almost daily. It is solid. It does work out of the box. Plays Netflix, YouTube and Amazon videos, what to speak of CDs and DVDs and Blueray support as hardware permits.

I'm happy with it, but now I feel separated from the rolling distros I hated so much before.

The Quiet User of SolydXK

Posted: 19 Nov 2017 06:18
by WayneB
Solyd is pronounce "Solid" and the X is for the Xfce desktop environment whereas the K is for the KDE desktop environment which the SolydXK developers seem to support more of Xfce. So it's a solid implementation of Xfce or KDE on a Debian based system. The developers have roots in Linux Mint KDE.

And solid it is. Not a rolling distribution as you'll learn. The OS will need periodic upgrades every 2 years whereas software upgrades happen weekly and almost daily. It is solid. It does work out of the box. Plays Netflix, YouTube and Amazon videos, what to speak of CDs and DVDs and Blue-ray support as hardware permits.

SolydXK is called SolydX if you're using Xfce or SolydK if you're using KDE. Kind of a weird combo of names: SolydXK.

Many of us use it silently. Happy it works great. Happy to be separate from Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Happy it is a steady, solid and out of the box experience for folks which include Netflix, Amazon Video, You-tube and a host of other applications. There's a larger user base than the active members in the forum, of whom there are many including the venerable developers themselves.

The distro comes highly recommended and what I personally use as my personal OS.

Re: The Quiet User of SolydXK

Posted: 19 Nov 2017 08:46
by Arjen Balfoort
I suppose I can remove this topic because you created this one later?
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