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SparkyLinux 4.5 Special Editions

 

SparkyLinux special editions: GameOver, Rescue and Multimedia have been upgraded up to version 4.5. This release is based on SparkyLinux 4.5 and is fully compatible with Debian testing “Stretch”.

“GameOver” Edition features LXDE desktop, a very large number of preinstalled games and useful tools. It’s targeted to gamers.

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.

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

Changes in all the editions:
– full system upgrade as of December 12, 2016
– Linux kernel 4.8.7
– the last update of ‘xserver-xorg-*’ packages fixed an issue around VirtualBox
– removed packages: virtualbox-guest-*
– added support for ‘exfat’ file system

Multimedia Edition:
– added packages: flowblade, pencil2d, tupi, fotoxx, opentoonz, lightzone, winetricks
– removed packages: krita, karbon

Rescue Edition:
– Netsurf web browser replaced by Midori – it does not work well with the https protocol
– fixed an issue with the ‘sparky-chrooter’ tool which doesn’t let to make connection with the internet inside the chrooted environment

GameOver Edition:
– added package: winetricks

Known issues:
– Multimedia Edition 32 bit: if the ‘live-installer’ close down itself, before finishing the installation process (installation with locales different than US English) – re-run the live system and run the installer again, from the command line:
sudo live-installer
or use the Advanced Installer.

Probably, they are the last iso images with ‘live-installer’ pre-installed; the next ones should use Calamares instead.

Multimedia Edition

ISO images of SparkyLinux can be downloaded from the download page

 

SparkyLinux 4.4 Special Editions

 

There is an update of iso images of SparkyLinux 4.4 special editions available now: GameOver, Rescue and Multimedia. This release is based on SparkyLinux 4.4 and is fully compatible with Debian testing “Stretch”.

“GameOver” Edition features LXDE desktop, a very large number of preinstalled games and useful tools. It’s targeted to gamers.

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.

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

Changes between version 4.3 and 4.4:
– full system upgrade as of August 29, 2016
– Linux kernel 4.6.4
– Linux kernel 4.7.x is available in the repositories of your choice: Debian “unstable”, Liquorix or Sparky “unstable”
– new theme called ‘Numix-SX’
– added a short key which runs a terminal emulator in the Rescue edition (Super+t)
– Midori web browser replaced by NetSurf in the Rescue edition
– the ‘sparky-firstrun’ which lets you fully upgrade the system and install missing language packages has been fixed
– added new tools to the Multimedia edition: krita, karbon and kdenlive

GameOver Edition

ISO images of SparkyLinux can be downloaded from the download page:
https://sparkylinux.org/download

Known issues:
– installation of the Steam client could need manual intervention, if any problem go to our forums.

 

SparkyLinux 4.3 Special Editions

 

There are three SparkyLinux 4.3 special editions available now: GameOver, Rescue and Multimedia. This release is based on SparkyLinux 4.3 and is fully compatible with Debian testing “Stretch”.

“GameOver” Edition features LXDE desktop, a very large number of preinstalled games, useful tools and scripts. It’s targeted to gamers.

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.

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

Changes between version 4.2 and 4.3:
– full system upgrade as of May 03, 2016
– Linux kernel 4.5.1
– home roasted Sparky’s the latest Linux kernel 4.5.3 is available in Sparky “unstable” repository
– added Itch.io desktop client to the “GameOver” edition
– Iceweasel web browser replaced by Firefox

GameOver Edition   Rescue Edition   Multimedia Edition

ISO images of SparkyLinux can be downloaded from the download page:
https://sparkylinux.org/download

 

SparkyLinux 4.2 Special Editions

 

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 1.0.0.51
– 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

GameOver Edition   Rescue Edition   Multimedia Edition

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

 

SparkyLinux 4.0 “GameOver”

 

SparkyLinux 4.0 “GameOver” is out.

It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 4.0 “Tyche” and it’s fully compatible with Debian testing “Stretch”.
“GameOver” is a special edition of Sparky targeted to gamers.

The most important changes inside the GameOver 4.0:
– Linux kernel 4.0.5
– all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2015/07/09
– lxde-common 0.99.0-2
– openbox 3.6.0-2
– PCManFM 1.2.3-1.1
– Iceweasel 38.1.0esr-2
– vlc 2.2.1-dmo6
– steam & steam-launcher 1.0.0.50
– desura for linux
– wine & playonlinux
– Sparky-IA – quick access to very old games
– grub 2.02~beta2-26
– added support of the system installation on 32 bit machines with UEFI motherboard
– system rebranding
– theme “Sparky4” and icons set “Ultra-Flat-Icons”
– Gnome-Alsamixer replaced by Pulse Audio Mixer

New applications:
– Sparky Internet Archive (sparky-ia) – lets you launch and play online very old games stored at Internet Archive via the default web browser. The application lets you choose one of the 3 game categories:
– Classic PC Games
– Internet Arcade
– MS-DOS Games

A set of emulators of old machines and systems available via the package manager and Sparky APTus Gamer: 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

A set of preinstalled 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

Live system user is: live
Password: live
Root password is blank (empty).

Minimum system requirements for SparkyLinux “GameOver”:
– CPU i586 / amd64
– 256 MB of RAM memory (some games need more than that – 500-1000MB recommended)
– an optical DVD drive or 4GB USB stick for Live medium
– 20 GB of space for installation on a hard drive (30GB recommended)
– 16 GB of Flash/Pen USB drive for “normal” installation (32GB recommended)

New iso images of SparkyLinux are available at our download page

SparkyLinux 4.0 GameOver

 

SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver

 

SparkyLinux 3.6 “GameOver” is out.

“GameOver” is a special edition of Sparky targeted to gamers. It has been built on the top of the SparkyLinux 3.6 “Annagerman” and it’s fully compatible with Debian “testing” Jessie.

What is under the hood of GameOver 3.6 ?
– Linux kernel 3.16.0-4 (3.16.7-ckt2-1)
– all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/12/31
– lxde-common 0.99.0-1
– openbox 3.5.2-8
– PCManFM 1.2.3-1
– Iceweasel 34.0-1
– vlc 2.2.0-rc2
– steam & steam-launcher 1.0.0.49
– desura for linux
– wine & playonlinux
– grub 2.02~beta2-19

Liquorix repository is enabled as default. It lets you upgrade the Linux kernel up to version 3.18 and Wine up to version 1.7 after installation Sparky on a hard drive

New applications:
– Sparky APTus Gamer – a small tool which lets you install all available system’s and machine’s game emulators. Most of them is located in Debian repos, and a few in Sparky repo as well
– Desura Installer – lets you install Desura client for Linux via one click
– EPSXE – (enhanced PSX emulator) is a PlayStation video game console emulator
– Kega Fusion – (also known simply as Fusion) is a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis emulator by Steve Snake and the third and final emulator of the Kega-series
– PPSSPP – is an open source PSP emulator available for Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android

A set of emulators of old machines and systems available via the package manager and Sparky APTus Gamer: 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.

Sparky APTus Gamer

A set of preinstalled games : 0ad, 3dchess, airstrike, alienblaster, amphetamine, antigravitaattori, armagetronad, asciijump, asylum, atomix, balder2d, barrage, berusky, billard-gl, biniax2, black-box, blobby, bloaboats, blockout2, brainparty, btanks, 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, neverball, neverputt, openarena, pacman, performous, pingus, quadrapassel, scorched3d, slimevolley, smc, snake4, snowballz, supertux, supertuxkart, swell-foop, tali, teeworlds, tennix, tetzle, tomatoes, transcend, warzone2100, wesnoth, widelands, xblast, xmoto, zaz

For some reasons I had to remove all previously preinstalled game emulators.
Adding the new tool Sparky APTus Gamer should help you installing any emulator.

Live system user is: live
Password: live
Root password is blank.

Minimum system requirements for SparkyLinux “GameOver” :
– CPU i586 / amd64
– 256 MB of RAM memory (some games need more than that – 500-1000MB recommended)
– an optical DVD drive or 4GB USB stick for Live medium
– 20 GB of space for installation on a hard drive (30GB recommended)
– 16 GB of Flash/Pen USB drive for “normal” installation (32GB recommended)

In a case of any problem with the live installer, you can try to use the older one as well (BIOS machines only):
sudo sparkylinux-installer
or
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui

New iso images of SparkyLinux you can grab from our download page

SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-6-gameover

 

SparkyLinux 3.4.1

 

SparkyLinux 3.4.1 LXDE, e18, Razor-Qt, MATE, Xfce, Base (Openbox) and GameOver x86_64 is ready to go.

The new updated iso images of SparkyLinux 3.4.1 providing a bug fixing detected in 64 bit iso images only. The bug did not let to run the Live system from USB disk on machines features UEFI motherboard.
It didn’t let to test and install the system.

The bug does not make any change or a problem on machines feature BIOS or on virtual machines.

The error has been removed thanks to quick reaction and cooperation between Wayne – our community member, MoroS and me (pavroo) – thank’s a lot.

You don’t have to reinstall your system if you have SparkyLinux installed on a hard/USB/virtual drive. Simply make full system upgrade and keep it up to date.
New iso images can be used to make fresh Sparky installation.

Remember that the ‘old’ installer is still available in the live system and it’s recommended for ‘old’ machines. You can launch in text mode, by the command:
sudo sparkylinux-installer
or in graphical mode:
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
New iso images of SparkyLinux you can grab from our download page

Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-4-1

 

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SparkyLinux 3.4 GameOver

 

SparkyLinux 3.4 “GameOver” is out.

It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.4 “Annagerman” and it’s fully compatible with Debian “testing” Jessie.
“GameOver” is a special edition of Sparky targeted to game players.

“GameOver” 3.4 feautures :
– access to games compiled for Linux platform
– access to “popular” and “modern” games via Steam and Desura platforms
– access to many games created for MS Windows platform via Wine and PlayOnLinux
– access to “old” games created for discontinued machines and systems via emulators

What’s under the hood of GameOver 3.4:
– Linux kernel 3.14-1 (3.14.7-1)
– all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/07/03
– LXDE 0.5.5-6, Openbox 3.5.2-6, PCManFM 1.2.0-1, Iceweasel 30.0-2 and a few important applications
– support for installation on machines with EFI
– systemd is the default init system now, see how to change sysvinit to systemd: sparky-systemd
– the repository list has been split:
* the main one features Debian repository only inside the file /etc/apt/sources.list
* all additional repositories have been moved to the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
– added new packages: hardinfo, mintstick
– steam & steam-launcher 1.0.0.48
– desura for linux
– wine & playonlinux
– set of old machines and systems emulators:
* DeSmuME – emulator for Nintendo DS games
* DOSBox – DOS system emulator
* MAME – arcade games emulator + GUI front-end GNOME Video Arcade
* NEStopia – Nintendo Entertainment System emulator
* PCSX-Reloaded – Sony PlayStation emulator
* Stella – Atari 2600 emulator
* Visual Boy Advance – Gameboy, Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Color emulator
* Yabause – Sega Saturn emulator
* ZSNES – emulator of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
– set of games: 0ad, 3dchess, airstrike, alienblaster, amphetamine, antigravitaattori, armagetronad, asciijump, asylum, atomix, balder2d, barrage, berusky, billard-gl, biniax2, black-box, blobandconquer, blobby, bloaboats, blockout2, brainparty, btanks, bygfoot, chromium-bsu, einstein, extremetuxracer, five-or-more, flare, foobillardplus, 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, neverball, neverputt, openarena, pacman, performous, pingus, quadrapassel, scorched3d, slimevolley, smc, snake4, snowballz, supertux, supertuxkart, swell-foop, tali, teeworlds, tennix, tetzle, tomatoes, transcend, warzone2100, wesnoth, widelands, xblast, xmoto, zaz

Live system user is: live
Password: live
Root password is blank.

Minimum system requirements for SparkyLinux “GameOver” :
– CPU i486 / amd64
– 256 MB of RAM memory (some games need more than that – 500-1000MB recommended)
– an optical DVD drive or 4GB USB stick for Live medium
– 20 GB of space for installation on a hard drive (30GB recommended)
– 16 GB of Flash/Pen USB drive for “normal” installation (32GB recommended)

New iso images of SparkyLinux you can grab from our download page
New iso images can be used to make fresh Sparky installation.
You don’t have to reinstall your system if you have Sparky installed on your machine.
Just make full system upgrade and follow the enclosed upgrading guides.

Known bugs:
– using ‘dd’ command or it’s GUI to copy 64 bit iso image onto an USB disk can make a problem with booting the live system on machines features UEFI

Our old forum has been converted to a new one and it’s located in the same place: sparkylinux.org/forum
Users of the old forum can log in to the new one using their existing nicks and passwords.

 

SparkyLinux 3.4 GameOver

 

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Informacja o wydaniu w języku polskim: https://linuxiarze.pl/sparkylinux-3-4-gameover

 

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