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Uruk GNU/Linux is a free software desktop distribution based on Trisquel. It follows the licensing guidelines of the Free Software Foundation. Uruk primarily uses .deb package files, but strives to support a wide range of package formats, including .rpm files.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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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