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DistroWatch.com: SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux

Last Update: 2015-06-27 04:06 UTC


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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 29 (390), 6 months: 39 (315), 3 months: 40 (294), 4 weeks: 58 (228), 1 week: 56 (225)


SparkyLinux Summary
Distribution SparkyLinux
Home Page http://sparkylinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://sparkylinux.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://sparkylinux.org/wiki/doku.php
Screenshots http://sparkylinux.org/screenshotsLinuxQuestions.orgLinuxScreenshots.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors http://sparkylinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/sparkylinux/tickets/
Related Websites  
Reviews 3.x: DistroWatchHectic GeekLinuxInsiderNavy ChristianDedoimedoEveryday Linux User
2.x: DistroWatch
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)
Torrent Downloads LinuxTracker.org

Recent Related News
 • 2015-06-26: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.0
 • 2015-04-03: Development Release: SparkyLinux 4.0 RC
 • 2015-01-04: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.6 "GameOver"
 • 2014-12-08: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.6 "LXDE", "MATE", "Razor-qt", "Xfce"
 • 2014-09-26: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.5 "MATE", "Xfce", "Openbox", "JWM"
 • 2014-09-06: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.5 "LXDE", "Razor-qt", "E18", "E19-dev"

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kde-workspace" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
Release Date 2015-06-26 2014-09-06 2013-09-29 2013-03-19 2012-12-18
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce Enlightenment, LXDE, Razor-qt LXDE LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice --
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual de, en, fr, pl de, en, fr, pl de, en, fr, pl en en
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
Package 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
abiword (3.0.1) -- -- 2.9.2 -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.29) 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25
ati-driver (15.20.1046) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.3.30) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2
bind (9.10.2-P3) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (45.0.2454.85) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.1.0) 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.6.3 1.5.3 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.2) 4.3.2 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.2 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.42.13) 1.42.13 1.42.11 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5
firefox (40.0.3) 38.0.1 31.0 17.0.8 10.0.12 10.0.11
freetype (2.6) 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.9
gcc (5.2.0) 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.14) 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.2 --
glibc (2.22) 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.13 2.13
gnome-shell (3.16.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.7) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.23) -- -- 1.12.6 -- --
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99
gtk+ (3.16.6) 2.24.28 2.24.24 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.16) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.91) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (2.0.3) 2.0.2 -- -- -- --
kde-workspace (4.11.22) 4.11.13 -- -- -- --
kmod (21) 20 18 9 9 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.0.1) 4.4.4rc1 4.3.0 4.1.1 3.5.4 --
Package 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
linux (4.2) 4.0.5 3.14.15 3.10.11 3.2.39 3.2.23
lxde-common (0.99.0) 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5
mariadb (10.0.21) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.10.2) 1.8.2 -- -- -- --
mesa (10.6.5) 10.5.7 10.2.5 9.1.6 8.0.5 8.0.5
mysql (5.6.26) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.16.2) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (355.11) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0
openjdk (8u60) 7u75 7u65 7u21 7u3 7u3
openssh (7.1p1) 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.0p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.0.2d) 1.0.2c 1.0.1i 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.1c
perl (5.22.0) 5.20.2 5.20.0 5.18.1 5.14.2 5.14.2
php (5.6.12) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.4.0) 4.11.13 -- -- -- --
postfix (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.4.4) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.4.3) 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.3rc2
qt (5.5.0) 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.2 4.8.2
samba (4.2.3) 4.1.17 4.1.11 3.6.18 3.6.6 3.6.6
systemd (221) 215 208 -- -- --
thunderbird (38.2.0) 31.7.0 24.5.0 10.0.12 10.0.12 --
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3
vlc (2.2.1) 2.2.1 2.1.5 2.0.8 2.0.5 2.0.4
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.2 -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.17.2) 1.17.1 1.16.0 1.12.4 1.12.4 1.12.4


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