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Sparky Linux 3.6
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0



Description: SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.
source: website
Keywords: debian based, LXDE, multi-lingual


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Old 06-17-2015, 06:47 AM   #1
galen
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Sparky, PartedMagic, Puppy, xubuntu. BOYCOTTING: Vector, Beatrix, BLAG, Slackware
Posts: 94

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7

Pros: fast, legacy compatible, debian 8, loaded, smart, low requirements
Cons: upgrade path breakage, false positive results on Sparky apps



I've been using Linux for over 15 years and I like what I see here.
LXDE version was tested and installed on several machines.
Compared to LinuxMint Debian it does not break as often and bugs reports are not completely ignored.

Being Debian based this distro will run on older machines >10years with low specs.

I've found the update function is broken since some repos have moved and the terminal will close and give a false positive.
Users must correct the repos and then run command line update, upgrade

Debian 8 and kernels not longer support nvidia legacy cards 173; you must use nouveau (ugg)

Suggested improvements:
  • alter lsb-release to show Sparky instead of Debian. (this will give better grub listings)
  • Sparky GUI apps will show ok when they are not, it needs a delay or better command results display
  • have web site posts made prominent to show users how to fix upgrade blocks, breakage
 




  



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