Friday, 27 December 2013

SolydXK Linux Operating System

Just thought I would drop a note on a new OS I tired out and am going to stay with now.
SolydXK is a great rolling release that came out of Linux Mint when it stopped supporting the rolling debian release of xfce and KDE.
It is easy to install and comes with all the toys needed, including Steam pre-installed for all you gamers.
What is a rolling release you may ask:
It means you only install it once, unlike all non-rolling releases, where you have to upgrade (which can cause errors) or re-install with every new version that comes out.
This solves the headache of constantly doing re-installs all the time.
Where some distro's on rolling releases do updates maybe once every 6 or so months, solydXK does an update once a month to keep you up to date constantly and this way it takes less time to update and less if any breakages at all.
For you window users who never used linux before, it comes in two flavors
XFCE: a simplier less cpu taxing system, more basic and great for those who just want to get the job done without all the bells and whistles.
KDE: this version comes with all the bells and whistles, there are tons of settings, so you can pretty much set up your desktop the way you want it to, including live wallpapers or dream desktop animations as your wallpaper if you want that or just use a normal wallpaper.
The forum has a great community that will help you with any questions you might have or any troubles you may encounter.
It also somes with a business edition for anyone that runs a business with all the business software pre-installed.
Again the main bonus is it's rolling release debian version base.
You can check it out at: http://solydxk.com/
Or visit the forum and ask some questions you might have at: http://forums.solydxk.com/

I'll leave you with some videos made by the community to show you solydxk in action.