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2017-07-17 NEWDistribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.0
The SparkyLinux team has announced the release of SparkyLinux 5.0. The new release is based on Debian's Testing branch and is available in three editions: LXQt, MATE and Xfce. "Sparky "Home" edition provides fully featured operating system with lightweight desktops: LXQt, MATE and Xfce. As usually, Sparky MinimalGUI (Openbox) and MinimalCLI (text based) lets you install the base system with a minimal set of applications and a desktop of your choice, via the Sparky Advanced Installer. Changes between version 4.5 and 5.0: full system upgraded from Debian Testing repos as of July 14, 2017; Linux kernel 4.11.6 as default (4.12.x is available in Sparky Unstable repo); new theme 'Sparky5'; new theme of LXQt edition; new default wallpaper created by our community member 'barti'; new set of wallpapers of the Nature category, with a few nice landscapes from Poland; Calamares 3.1.1 as the default system installer; new tool for checking and displaying notification on your desktop about available updates." More information on SparkyLinux 5.0 can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (pkglist): (1,173MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-5.0-x86_64-mate.iso (1,421MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-5.0-x86_64-xfce.iso (1,292MB, SHA512, signature, torrent).

About SparkyLinux
SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customised Enlightenment and LXDE desktops. It has been built on the "testing" branch of Debian GNU/Linux.


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2017-06-22 Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.6
The SparkyLinux distribution is a Debian-based project which typically tracks Debian's Testing branch to provide a lightweight, friendly desktop operating system. Following the release of Debian 9, the SparkyLinux team has announced the launch of SparkyLinux 4.6 which is built using software from Debian's Stable branch. "There are new live/install ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.6-STB 'Tyche' available to download. This is the first Sparky edition based on Debian Stable line 9 codename 'Stretch'. Sparky 'Home' edition provides fully featured operating system with two lightweight desktops: LXDE and Xfce. Sparky 'MinimalGUI' and 'MinimalCLI' let you install the base system with a minimal set of applications and a desktop of your choice, via the Sparky Advanced Installer." The new version ships with Linux kernel 4.9 (with newer kernels available in SparkyLinux's Unstable repository) and the Icedove e-mail client has been replaced by Thunderbird. The release announcement for SparkyLinux 4.6 offers further information and a list of changes since the previous 4.5 release. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.6-x86_64-lxde-stb.iso (1,303MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.6-x86_64-xfce-stb.iso (1,318MB, SHA512, signature, torrent).
2016-12-03 Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.5
The SparkyLinux distribution is based on Debian and features many editions, providing many different desktop environments for its users. The project has announced the release of SparkyLinux 4.5 which features LibreOffice 5, version 4.8 of the Linux kernel and systemd 232. The Pantheon desktop environment has been removed in favour of the Deepin desktop and the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). "Changes between 4.4 and 4.5: Full system upgrade as of November 29, 2016; Linux kernel 4.8.7 as default (4.8.12 available in Sparky 'unstable' repository); Firefox 45.5.0 ESR (Firefox 50.0.2 available in our repository); Icedove 45.4 (Thunderbird 45.5.1 available in our repository); LibreOffice 5.2.3-rc1; glibc 2.24, systemd 232-6, Python 2.7.12 and 3.5.2, GCC 5.4.1 and 6.2.0; added two new desktops to be installed via the MinimalGUI/CLI and APTus - CDE (Common Desktop Environment), DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment)...." The release announcement has further details. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.5-x86_64-lxde.iso (1,381MB, SHA512, signature), sparkylinux-4.5-x86_64-mate.iso (1,490MB, SHA512, signature), sparkylinux-4.5-x86_64-kde.iso (1,541MB, SHA512, signature), sparkylinux-4.5-x86_64-xfce.iso (1,373MB, SHA512, signature), sparkylinux-4.5-x86_64-lxqt.iso (1,220MB, SHA512, signature),
2016-08-20 Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.4
The SparkyLinux distribution is based on Debian's Testing branch and is available in several editions. The project's latest release, SparkyLinux 4.4, is available in five different desktop flavours. The new version offers updated packages for the kernel and Firefox. The ability to easily install additional desktops, including PekWM, Trinity and Lumina, through the APTus utility has been added. "New, updated live/install ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.4 'Tyche' are available for download now. As before, SparkyLinux 'Home' editions provide full-featured operating system based on Debian 'Testing', with desktops of your choice - LXDE, LXQt, KDE, MATE and Xfce. Changes between versions 4.3 and 4.4: full system upgrade as of August 15, 2016; Linux kernel 4.6.4 (4.7.1 is available in Sparky repositories); Firefox 45.3.0 ESR (Firefox 48 is available in repositories); Calamares is available...." Additional information can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.4-x86_64-lxde.iso (1,547MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.4-x86_64-mate.iso (1,673MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.4-x86_64-kde.iso (1,659MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.4-x86_64-xfce.iso (1,563MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.4-x86_64-lxqt.iso (1,348MB, SHA512, signature, torrent).
2016-04-29 Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.3
Pawel Piganowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 4.3. The Sparky Linux distribution is based on Debian's Testing branch and provides users with a variety of desktop editions. In the latest release, the Linux kernel has been updated to version 4.5.1, the Iceweasel web browser has been replaced with Firefox and the Turpial microblogging client was replaced with Corebird. "New, updated ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.3 'Tyche' are available now. As before, Sparky 'Home' editions provide fully featured operating system based on the Debian Testing, with desktops of your choice: LXDE, LXQt, KDE, MATE and Xfce." A complete list of changes to the distribution can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.3-x86_64-lxde.iso (1,528MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.3-x86_64-mate.iso (1,647MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.3-x86_64-xfce.iso (1,516MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.3-x86_64-kde.iso (1,626MB, SHA512, signature, torrent), sparkylinux-4.3-x86_64-lxqt.iso (1,318MB, SHA512, signature, torrent).
2016-03-31 Development Release: SparkyLinux 4.3 Dev 3
The SparkyLinux team has announced the availability of a new testing release. The new development snapshot, SparkyLinux 4.3-dev3, features the Firefox ESR web browser, Linux kernel 4.4.6 and improvements to the system installer. "This is the 3rd and probably the last development version of SparkyLinux 4.3-dev3 MinimalISO. Changes between Sparky 4.3-dev2 and dev3: Improved the Sparky Advanced Installer: Added 4 more desktops: bspwm, i3, Pantheon and Window Maker. Added more options to be saved in the log file; if any problem occurs with the advanced installer, provide /var/log/sparkylinux-installer.log file. Iceweasel changed back to Firefox (is in Debian Testing repository), so the Advanced Installer offers you Firefox-ESR instead of Iceweasel now..." More information can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.3-dev3-x86_64-minimalgui.iso (881MB, SHA512, torrent, signature).
2015-12-21 Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.2
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the launch of SparkyLinux 4.2, the second update to the project's 4.x series. SparkyLinux is based on Debian's Testing "Stretch" branch and is available in several desktop editions. The new release features LibreOffice 5, Iceweasel (Firefox) 38 ESR and version 4.2 of the Linux kernel. SparkyLinux 4.2 also offers the Tor Messenger for private chat communications via the distribution's repositories. Further, two editions of the distribution have been discontinued and the translation system has been updated: "The latest poll has told which Sparky edition is not too popular, so these two editions have been dropped: JWM and CLI. Most Sparky tools have been re-configured and they use a simple localization system now. All of them use English and Polish language packages, and many of them, thanks to our community members, use other localizations now. The present status and files to be (still) translated are available at our wiki page." Further information can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.2-x86_64-lxde.iso (1,563MB, SHA512), sparkylinux-4.2-x86_64-mate.iso (1,662MB, SHA512), sparkylinux-4.2-x86_64-xfce.iso (1,549MB, SHA512), sparkylinux-4.2-x86_64-kde.iso (1,655MB, SHA512), sparkylinux-4.2-x86_64-lxqt.iso (1,384MB, SHA512).
2015-10-02 Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.1
The developers of SparkyLinux, a desktop distribution based on Debian's testing branch, have released SparkyLinux 4.1 in several editions. The latest release features packages from Debian Stretch, version 5.2.1 of the GNU Compiler Collection, LibreOffice 5.0.1, systemd 226 and version 4.1.6 of the Linux kernel. "New ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.1 are ready to go. SparkyLinux 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing 'Stretch'. It's the first update of SparkyLinux 4.x, which provides a few important changes, such as: full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of 28 September 2015. Linux kernel 4.1.6, GCC 5.2.1, systemd 226, Plasma Desktop 5, LibreOffice 5.0.1." The new release includes some additional changes, for example the Adobe Flash player has been removed from the default installation, but is still available in the distribution's repositories. Further information on SparkyLinux 4.1 can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (pkglist): sparkylinux-4.1-x86_64-lxde.iso (1,618MB, SHA512, torrent), sparkylinux-4.1-x86_64-mate.iso (1,755MB, SHA512, torrent), sparkylinux-4.1-x86_64-xfce.iso (1,630MB, SHA512, torrent), sparkylinux-4.1-x86_64-kde.iso (1,710MB, SHA512, torrent), sparkylinux-4.1-x86_64-lxqt.iso (1,497MB, SHA512, torrent).
2015-09-03 Development Release: SparkyLinux 4.1 RC "Rescue"
The developers of SparkyLinux, a desktop distribution based on Debian, have announced the launch of a new release candidate. The new development version, SparkyLinux 4.1 RC "Rescue", is based on Debian's Testing branch and is designed to be used as a live rescue disc. "There is available a new, special edition of SparkyLinux 4.1 RC Rescue. The system is based on SparkyLinux 4 "Tyche" and fully compatible with Debian Testing 9 "Stretch". SparkyLinux Rescue is an operating system which works in live DVD/USB mode only. The live system contains a large set of tools for scanning and fixing files, partitions and operating systems installed on hard drives." The live disc includes backup utilities, partition managers, encryption tools, anti-virus software and several package managers. Further information and a list of included utilities can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: sparkylinux-4.1-rc-x86_64-rescue.iso (969MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).

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