LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2014, 05:14 AM   #1
billc1954
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2014
Location: Sirindhorn, Thaildnd. (East of Ubon Ratchathani near the Lao border.)
Distribution: Solyd K
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
What's the difference between Solyd K and Solyd X?


I am a new user to Linux Solyd K and have a question. What's the difference between Solyd K and Solyd X? Guess I'm interested in knowing if one OS has some particular advantage over the other one. Thanks for whatever explanation that you may be able to provide. Bill
 
Old 05-04-2014, 05:19 AM   #2
Enindu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 13
As I know,
Solyd K = Solyd KDE edition
Solyd X = Solyd Xfce edition
 
Old 05-04-2014, 07:56 AM   #3
billc1954
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2014
Location: Sirindhorn, Thaildnd. (East of Ubon Ratchathani near the Lao border.)
Distribution: Solyd K
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Sorry ... I phrased my question wrong.

Sorry ... I phrased my question wrong. Guess I should have asked, " What are the advantages and / or disadvantages of the KDE edition vs the Xfce edition? Just wanting to know which one might me the most user friendly for me to use. I'm a former Windows user who is completely fed up with Windows. I did have Ubuntu 10 before on another computer so not completely new to Linux. I made the mistake of buying a laptop back in June of 2013 which had Windows 8 preloaded. Fortunately, with the help of a very computer literate friend, we were able to erase Windows 8 and install Solyd K. It works fine and I like it a lot so far. I was just curious as to which Solyd, K or X, might be the best, most user friendly, easiest to use, etc. I'm sure there are diffenences since Linux saw fit to release the two editions. Thanks!
 
Old 05-04-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
Enindu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 13
Hmm.. I'm a big fan of Xfce. Your question depend on "what do you want from a DE? [Friendly? Lightweight? Configurable?]". I never used KDE, but as I know KDE friendlier [Not much than Xfce. Xfce friendlier too.], heavier and beautiful than Xfce. And less configurable than Xfce. [Not sure about that exactly.] If you want lightweight and more configurable, use Xfce. If you want heavyweight and beautiful use KDE. Don't use KDE in a old computer. Just test both. Then you can choose your own.

EDIT : Didn't saw earlier. Sounds like you have newer computer.

Last edited by Enindu; 05-04-2014 at 08:37 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-06-2014, 07:13 AM   #5
cascade9
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Brisneyland
Distribution: Debian, aptosid
Posts: 3,718

Rep: Reputation: 906Reputation: 906Reputation: 906Reputation: 906Reputation: 906Reputation: 906Reputation: 906Reputation: 906
KDE is more configurable than XFCE. Its also easier to play with the configuration in KDE.

But XFCE doesnt look bad, and while its not as configurable as KDE, you can still change quite a few things farily easily.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-07-2014, 12:49 AM   #6
Randicus Draco Albus
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2011
Location: Hiding somewhere on planet Earth.
Distribution: OpenBSD
Posts: 1,644
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 577Reputation: 577Reputation: 577Reputation: 577Reputation: 577Reputation: 577
Since Solyd has KDE and Xfce "versions," they must have both DEs in their repository. I have never researched that distibution, so I may be wrong, but I doubt it. It is unlikely those are different versions, but rather, one system with different GUIs. With the possible exception of Unity (but who cares?), any GUI can be installed on any system. Install Xfce and compare it to KDE. Later, remove the one you do not want.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Making a Difference; Selling a Difference LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-23-2010 06:00 AM
shell script to find the difference betwwn two file and place the difference to other kittunot4u Linux - General 3 07-19-2010 05:26 AM
difference between $@ and $* shibu_sp Linux - Newbie 1 11-17-2009 02:00 AM
Difference? meo_beo Linux - Newbie 4 11-21-2008 08:07 AM
What is the difference between su and su - royeo Linux - Newbie 2 09-20-2006 04:01 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration