Sparky Linux 4.8 released with updated packages from Debian stable

The Sparky Linux team has announced the release of SparkyLinux 4.8, latest stable update in project's 4.x series. This release includes updated packages from Debian repository as of 11th May 2018.

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Sparky Linux 4.8 release includes a full-fledged operating system with LXDE desktop environment and minimal images for MinimalGUI and MinimalCLI which enables to install the system with a minimal set of applications, and then choose your own applications via sparky advanced installer.

The Sparky 4.8 ARMhF also includes a full-fledged system with Openbox window manager and other minimal editions.

The main highlights of Sparky Linux 4.8 include:
  • full system upgrade from Debian stable repositories as of May 11, 2018
  • Linux kernel 4.9.88 (PC)
  • Linux kernel 4.14.34 (ARM)
  • Calamares 3.1.12 with the possibility of installing the live system on an encrypted disk
  • added new option of live system booting which lets you choose your localization
  • sparky tools which need the root access use pkexec now instead of gksu/gksudo/kdesudo/etc.
  • added packages: xinit (provides startx command) and bleachbit (for cleaning the system)
  • sparky advanced installer features 6 localizations now: Brazilian, English, German Italian, Polish and Portuguese
  • APTus 0.4.x has been enlarged of new, additional applications and tools to be easily installed
  • removed packages: gksu, gdebi, reportbug, sparky-fontset
For more information, see Sparky Linux 4.8 release announcement and our gallery page on Sparky Linux.

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