SparkyLinux 4.2 Special Editions

Last Updated on: 28th April 2022, 07:38 pm


There are three SparkyLinux 4.2 special editions available now: GameOver, Rescue and a brand new: Multimedia. This release is based on SparkyLinux 4.2 and is fully compatible with Debian testing “Stretch”.

One of the three polls has asked you about a special editions, and Multimedia Edition won, so there is.

The global changes are:
– full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of December 25, 2015
– Linux kernel 4.3.0
– 32 bit iso images features the Linux kernel i686 (non-pae) now
– libc6 2.21
– gcc 5.3.1 (gcc 4.9 removed from the system)
– APT 1.1.5
– Wine 1.8
– removed all old Sparky wallpapers from the live iso images, and the default wallpapers has been slightly modified, depends of a Sparky edition

SparkyLinux “GameOver” Edition is shipped with applications such as:

– games: 0ad, 3dchess, airstrike, alienblaster, amphetamine, antigravitaattori, armagetronad, asciijump, asylum, atomix, balder2d, barrage, berusky, billard-gl, biniax2, black-box, blobby, bloaboats, blockout2, brainparty, bygfoot, chromium-bsu, einstein, extremetuxracer, five-or-more, flare, four-in-a-row, freecraft, freedroid, frozen-bubble, funnyboat, gnome-chess, gnome-hearts, gnome-klotski, gnome-mahjongg, gnome-mastermind, gnome-mines, gnome-nibbles, gnome-robots, gome-sudoku, gnome-tetravex, gnubik, gnuchess, gnugo, gtkatlantic, gtkpool, gunroar, holdingnuts, iango, lbreakout2, lightsoff, liquidwar, ltris, maelstorm, megaglest, minetest, mokomaze, monopd, monsterz, moon-buggy, moon-lander, netmaze, netpanzer, openarena, pacman, performous, quadrapassel, slimevolley, smc, snake4, snowballz, supertux, swell-foop, tali, teeworlds, tennix, tetzle, tomatoes, transcend, warzone2100, wesnoth, widelands, xblast, xmoto, zaz
– steam & steam-launcher
– desura for linux
– wine & playonlinux
– Sparky APTus Gamer, which help you quick install applications such as: AdvenceMENU, Atari800, DeSmuME, Desura Installer, DOSBox, DOSEMU, ePSXe, FCEUX, FS-UAE, GNOME Video Arcade, Hatari, Higan, Hega Fusion, MAME, Mednafen, MESS, Nestopia, PCSX, PlayOnLinux, PPSSPP, Steam, Stella, VisualBoyAdvance, Virtual Jaguar, Wine, Winetricks, Yabause, ZSNES.
– lightweight LXDE desktop

SparkyLinux “Rescue” Edition is an operating system which works in live DVD/USB mode only. The Live system contains a large set of tools for scanning and fixing files, partitions and operating systems installed on hard drives.

– Backup (creating and restoring): Clonezilla, DDRescue + GUI, FSArchive, Grsync, luckyBackup, Partclone, Partimage + Partimage Server
– Bootloader (fixing the bootloader GRUB): Boot Repair
– Chroot (chrooting into Linux distributions): Chroot, Chrooter (Sparky Chrooter)
– Dysk (managing and partitioning): Cfdisk, Disktype, Fdisk, Gdisk, GParted, Parted, TestDisk
– Encryption (encrypting disks and partitions): Cryptsetup, Tcplay, VeraCrypt, zuluCrypt, zuluMount
– Files (operations on files and directories): Eraser (Sparky Eraser), PCManFM, Midnight Commander, PhotoRec, Shred, Tux Commander, Wipe, Xarchiver
– Malware (antivirus and antirootkits scanners): Chkrootkit, ClamAV, ClamTK, Rkhunter
– Monitoring: top, htop, lxrandr, nmon
– Network (access to MS Windows shared folders): samba klient
– Package Management: APT, RPM, YUM, Zypper
– Passwords MS Windows (MS Windows passwords cracker): ophcrack
– Remote Desktop : Gigolo, rdesktop + GUI, Remmina, TeamViewer Instalator
– Wsparcie dla systemów plików : Reiserfs, Reiser4, ext3/4, iso9660, UDF, XFS, JFS, UFS, HPFS, HFS, HFS+, Time Machine FS, MINIX, MS DOS, NTFS, VFAT. BTRFS, Exfat, F2FS, LVM2, NILFS2
– Quick Help
– ultra lightweight Openbox window manager

SparkyLinux “Multimedia” Edition features a large set of tools for creating and editing graphics, audio, video and HTML pages, such as:

– Graphisc: Blender, Darktable, GIMP, ImageMagick, Inkscape, K-3D, LibreOffice Draw, MyPaint, Phatch, RawTherapee, Scribus, Simple Scan, Synfig Studio
– Audio: Aeolus, Ardour4, AT1, Audacity, Audio Tag Tool, Bitmeter, Composite, Foo YC20, Gmidimonitor, Guitarix, Gxtuner, Hydrogen, Internet DJ Console, Jaaa, JACK Keyboard, JAMin, Jnoisemeter, Lingot, LMMS, Meterbridge, Mixxx, Patchage, Peri-Foo, PHASEX, QjackCTL, QJackRcd, Qsynth, Qtractor, Rakarrack, Rosengarden, samplv1, SooperLooper, Sound Converter, Sound Juicer, Sweep, Timemachine, Tuxguitar, Yoshimi, Zita
– Video: Avidemux, Blender, Brasero, DeVeDe, dvd::rip, DVD Styler, LiVES, OGMRip, OpenShot, RecordMyDesktop, Stopmotion, Subtitle Editor, Transmageddon, Video Transcoder, VideoCut, VLC, WinFF, Xine, Xjadeo,
– HTML: BlueGriffon, Blue Fish
– and lightweight LXDE desktop

Many thanks go to the present translators and new ones:
– Carlo Troiani – Italian translations are finished now
– Keiichi Shiga – all the Japanese translations are done
– Fernando “seacat” Velo – Spanish translations
– Igor Klyushnyov – Russian translations

Screenshots of Sparky 4.2 Special Editions: special-editions-screenshots-4-2/
The ISO images of SparkyLinux can be downloaded from the download page


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