Linux News Today: SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi 3 Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR
Today, June 27. 2016, Arjen Balfoort has announced the release and general availability of the June’s updated ISO images for his SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions.
The SolydXK 201606 update is here, as expected, six months after the release of SolydXK 201512 last year in December. It brings various improvements to users of this Debian-based computer operating system that ships with multiple editions using popular desktop environments like KDE for SolydK and Xfce for SolydX.
Among the new features incorporated in the SolydXK 201606 release, we can mention the adoption of the Mozilla Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) web browser packages from the Debian GNU/Linux software repositories, replacing the custom builds that were available in previous releases of the distribution.
Moreover, the Live Installer lets users use custom mount points via a double click on a selected partition. Then, they’ll be able to predefine a mount point or manually write their own. It also looks like the devs have managed to improve the command handling of SolydXK apps for the Enthusiast’s Editions.
SolydX RPI is now based on Raspbian
The SolydXK 201606 release brings good news for those who use the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system on Raspberry Pi 2 and the new Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers, as the special SolydX RPI edition has been rebuilt from scratch and it’s now based on the Raspbian distribution.
Of course, there are also many other small, under-the-hood improvements that promise to make your SolydXK experience much better. Among some of the important ones, we can mention that all the SolydXK scripts are now available from /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/bin, and the APT utility has received some much-needed improvements.
The SolydX 201606, SolydK 201606, and Solyd RPI 201606 ISO images are available for download right now via our website. Shortly, users will be able to download the community and localized editions of the Debian-based operating system from the project’s homepage.