Last Updated on: 25th October 2023, 04:23 pm

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Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Game, Multimedia, Rescue
Desktop environment: KDE, LXQt, MATE, Openbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: SparkyLinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: active
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SparkyLinux – a desktop-oriented operating system based on the Debian operating system. The project offers a ready to use operating system with a set of various customized lightweight desktops to choose from.

The project was born on October, 2011 as an Ubuntu remix with Enlightenment as the default desktop having the name ue17r (Ubuntu Enlightenment17 Remix). After a few months of testing, the base system was changed to Debian and it was renamed to SparkyLinux.

The default desktop environments are LXQt (former LXDE), MATE and Xfce but users can install other desktops via ‘Sparky APTus’.

As Sparky iso image features a few proprietary packages, the ‘Sparky APTus’ provides a small tool called ‘Non-Free Remover’ which can easily uninstall all ‘contrib’ and ‘non-free’ packages from the system.

Special Editions:
– GameOver Edition, targeted to gamers. It features a large set of free and open-source games and some needed tools;
– Rescue Edition, provides a live system and a large number of applications for recovering broken operating systems;
– Multimedia for audio, video and html pages creating;

SparkyLinux is still under active development, the post is published on 10th Sparky anniversary.

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