SolydK Business Edition 201407

This is the business edition of the SolydK Linux operating system, using the KDE desktop environment
SolydK Business Edition is an open source distribution of Linux, a special edition of the SolydK operating system specifically designed for small businesses and non-profit organizations who are looking for a free, secure and stable OS. It is based on Debian GNU/Linux and uses the KDE SC desktop environment.

Availability, supported architectures, boot options

The distribution can be downloaded as a single Live DVD ISO image, which supports only the 64-bit (amd64) instruction set architecture, and can be written to a USB flash drive of 2GB or higher capacity, or burned onto a blank DVD disc.

The ISO image can be booted from the BIOS of most PCs and laptops. You can access the boot menu by pressing any key during the ten second timeout, which will enable you to start an existing operating system installed on the first disk drive of your computer, run a memory diagnostic test, reboot or shutdown the computer, as well as to check the disc for defects (only if using a DVD media).

In addition, the live environment can be started without the Plymouth boot splash or in compatibility mode, in case you encounter issues with some of your hardware components, such as the graphics card.

Same desktop environment as SolydK, fewer apps

This edition comes with the same desktop environment as the main SolydK operating system, but with fewer apps. It only includes the ESR version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, LibreOffice office suite, VLC Media Player, digiKam photo management software, K3b CD/DVD/BD burning program, as well as a few other KDE default apps.

Bottom line

The Business Edition of SolydK has been designed from the ground up as a LTS (Long Term Support) release, providing its users with security updates and patches for a period of three years.

Reviewed by on May 3rd, 2014

last updated on:
July 31st, 2014, 6:11 GMT
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license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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SolydK Business Edition - The default KDE desktop environment of the SolydK Business Edition operating system
What's New in This Release:
  • 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...
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SolydK Business Edition is an open source Linux operating system that is based on the powerful and popular Debian GNU/...

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