Hello to all and thanks to the mastermind behind Sparky Linux for this wonderfull distro.
I am quite new to linux and started with Linux Mint Cinnamon. So new for a Windows User.
My first installation went wrong because I didn't know that the slash "/" meant "root".
Then I gradually tested Mint Mate, then Mint Xfce and LMDE 2 Betsy.
After that I discovered other distros and installed them.
Mageia, Elementary OS, Ubuntu and others. Some didn't even make the install process because something went wrong and I found no answers or solutions.
Somehow I found Sparky, maybe at Distro-watch.
The installation went smooth and I was amazed at the speed of Sparky on an old 1 CPU Modell of a Dell PC. It was faster than LMDE and faster than Debian and faster than Mint Xfce.
And the shutdown was the fastest I ever saw.
The boot time was as fast as with Mint Xfce with erat installed.
Since I had some experience with Synaptic, I was able to install applications into Sparky.
Now I am learning and learning, but Sparky is my favorite distro. I use the Mate desktop because I have been using it in other distros.