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DistroWatch.com: SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


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: 22 (539), 6 months: 24 (523), 3 months: 22 (507), 4 weeks: 43 (296), 1 week: 40 (309)


SparkyLinux Summary
Distribution SparkyLinux
Home Page http://sparkylinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://sparkylinux.org/forum/
Documentation --
Screenshots http://sparkylinux.org/screenshotsLinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://sparkylinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/sparkylinux/tickets/
Related Websites  
Reviews 3.x: LinuxInsiderNavy ChristianDedoimedoEveryday Linux User
2.x: DistroWatch
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2014-07-08: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "GameOver"
 • 2014-06-27: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "MATE", "Xfce", "Base"
 • 2014-06-03: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "LXDE", "E18", "Razor-qt"
 • 2014-03-18: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.3 "MATE", "Xfce", "Base"
 • 2014-03-07: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.3 "LXDE", "E17", "Razor-qt"
 • 2014-01-31: Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.2.1 "Xfce"

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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 "kdelibs" package 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 3.4 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
Release Date 2014/06/03 2013/09/29 2013/03/19 2012/12/18
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Enlightenment, LXDE, Razor-qt LXDE LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice --
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486
Journaled File Systems        
Multilingual de, en, fr, pl de, en, fr, pl en en
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.4 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
Package 3.4 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
abiword (3.0.0) -- 2.9.2 -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25
ati-driver (14.10.1006) -- -- -- --
bash (4.3) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2
bind (9.10.0-P2) -- -- -- --
chromium (37.0.2062.94) -- -- -- --
cups (1.7.5) 1.7.2 1.6.3 1.5.3 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.1) 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.2 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.42.10 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5
firefox (32.0) 29.0.1 17.0.8 10.0.12 10.0.11
freetype (2.5.3) 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.9
gcc (4.9.1) 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.14) 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.2 --
glibc (2.19) 2.18 2.17 2.13 2.13
gnome-shell (3.12.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.3) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.17) -- 1.12.6 -- --
grub (2.00) 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99
gtk+ (3.12.2) 2.24.23 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.48.5) -- -- -- --
k3b (2.0.2) -- -- -- --
kdelibs (4.14.0) -- -- -- --
kmod (18) 16 9 9 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (4.3.1) 4.2.4 4.1.1 3.5.4 --
Package 3.4 3.1 2.1 2.0.1
linux (3.16.1) 3.14.4 3.10.11 3.2.39 3.2.23
lxde-common (0.5.6) 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5
mariadb (10.0.13) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- -- --
MesaLib (10.2.6) 10.1.2 9.1.6 8.0.5 8.0.5
mysql (5.6.20) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.12.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (340.32) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.5.2) 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0
openjdk (7u40) 7u55 7u21 7u3 7u3
openssh (6.6p1) 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.0p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.0.1i) 1.0.1g 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.1c
perl (5.20.0) 5.18.2 5.18.1 5.14.2 5.14.2
php (5.6.0) -- -- -- --
postfix (2.11.1) -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.3.5) -- -- -- --
Python (3.4.1) 2.7.6 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.3rc2
qt (5.3.1) 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.2 4.8.2
samba (4.1.11) 4.1.7 3.6.18 3.6.6 3.6.6
systemd (216) 204 -- -- --
thunderbird (31.1.0) 24.5.0 10.0.12 10.0.12 --
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3
vlc (2.1.5) 2.1.4 2.0.8 2.0.5 2.0.4
xfdesktop (4.10.2) -- -- -- --
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- -- 1.1.21
xorg-server (1.16.0) 1.15.1 1.12.4 1.12.4 1.12.4


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