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Exciting “new” Linux distros: SolydXK and Kwheezy

Posted by essjae on September 27, 2013


I stumbled across these two relatively new distros in my search for a Windows replacement.

Kwheezy is a great distro, almost everything you need is pre-installed and it’s got some great eye-candy.  http://www.kwheezy.com/en/.  Here’s a good review of Kwheezy: http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com/2013/08/kwheezy-11-review-good-debian-spin-for.html

SolydXK isn’t quite the “everything but the kitchen sink” distro, but it’s also a really good option.  http://www.solydxk.com

Both are based on Debian’s stable branch.  Kwheezy 1.2 is based on Debian 7.1.

I’m really leaning toward one of these two for a full install on my secondary machine…potentially replacing the Windows 7 install, but definitely a dual boot install.

 

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