There are new, testing iso images of SparkyLinux 4.2 Budgie Desktop.
Sparky 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing “Stretch”.

The iso images provide the Budgie Desktop 10.2.1 installed on the top of SparkyLinux 4.2.

The base system has been upgraded from Debian testing repository as of January 04, 2016, and runs on the Linux kernel 4.3.0.

The new iso images feature almost the same set of applications as all the Sparky “Home” editions have. It also has a new GTK+3 theme called “Next-Aurora” by bolimage.

Budgie is a lightweight desktop and consumes RAM as following (approx):
a hard drive installation / live mode
– 32 bit: 110 / 130 MB
– 64 bit: 150 / 180 MB

Feel free to test it and report bugs (if any) and your suggestions on our forums.

You can also install Budgie on the top of an existing Debian testing/Sid or Sparky installation, installing ‘budgie-desktop’ package from our repos.

Known issues:
– it doesn’t set any wallpaper after a hard drive installation, so have to be done manually via the GNOME Control Center.

The ISO images of SparkyLinux can be downloaded from the testing’s download page:

SparkyLinux Budgie