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Old 25. Aug 2013, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm led to believe these two distros are produced by the former lead dev of Mint DE/MintKDE so I was eager to take a look. The first version had Wicd for network management however and I was unable to work out how to connect either my DSL or mobile broadband with it. When I saw the latest release had Network Manager instead I ran this (SolydK) and all was fine except for the same white noise crashes I experienced with Netrunner. I now know this is specific to my machine and NVIDIA. Couldn't be bothered to work through the umpteen "fixes" being posted which also affect Plymouth so I took the easy option and installed it into my second desktop which is ATI. In this machine it runs great and everything works as expected. Might appeal to some because there is no need ever to reinstall. Updates are delivered in monthly packs through the update manager. Definitely worth a try. Not as pretty or quite as sharp as SuperX, but it is less resource intensive.

http://solydxk.com/products/solydk/
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/solydk-review.html
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I read dedoimedo's review shortly after it first came out. I find his reviews are valuable even though he runs the Distro for only a few hours. I do however have minor disagreements with him from time to time. Anyway his review of this Distro shows enough promise that I'm going to give it a try.

Now that I have discovered the mysteries of "Ghost BSD" I will be trying Solydxk in short order.
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Now that I have discovered the mysteries of "Ghost BSD" I will be trying Solydxk in short order.
I made a full install on my second box which now has just 2G because one card blew and I couldn't be bothered to replace it. Is working fine. Don't like that Firestarter is not in their repo but I guess I can live with UFW instead.
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I made a full install on my second box
Just curious, was you able to install PC-BSD or Ghost BSD? I finally did fully install Ghost-BSD But it wasn't easy. I was ready to find me a witch doctor to throw some monkey bones at my computer
It really is rock solid stable probably because it has a finite number of applications and a certain number of repositories. Linux is much more flexible with more stuff available.
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Just curious, was you able to install PC-BSD or Ghost BSD?
Have never been able to generate enough interest to look at this partly because I don't have the time to spend learning a whole new system.
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Have never been able to generate enough interest to look at this partly because I don't have the time to spend learning a whole new system.
Actually the hardest part was installing the dang thing however Ghost BSD can easily be ran as a Live CD. What I take from my experience was how solid it was even though I was working with a Gnome2 desktop, Monolithic comes to mind.

Anyway I now understand you were refereeing to Solydxk. Yup it has a strange name but still plan on giving it a spin.
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