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Sparky 4.7

There is an update of SparkyLinux 4.7 “Tyche” out there.
This is Sparky edition based on Debian stable line 9 code name “Stretch”.

No big changes, the new iso images provide updates of all installed packages, from Debian “Stretch” and Sparky repositories as of November 17, 2017.

Highlights:
– Linux kernel 4.9.0-4 (4.9.51)
– Xfce 4.12.3
– LXDE 0.99.2
– Openbox 3.6.1
– Firefox ESR 52.5.0
– Thunderbird 52.4.0
– Pidgin 2.12.0
– HexChat 2.12.4
– VLC 2.2.6
– DeaDBeeF 0.7.2
– LibreOffice 5.2.7
– Transmission 2.92
– Calamares 3.1.8

The new iso images can be used to perform fresh Sparky installation.

If you already have Sparky installed on a hard drive, simply make full system upgrade:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

ISO images of Sparky 4.7 LXDE, Xfce, MinimalGUI (Openbox) & MinimalCLI (text mode) for i686 and x86_64/amd64 machines can be download from the download/stable page.

Consider a small donation which would help to keep Sparky project alive.

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Sparky 3.4/3.4.1 tests

 

 

I have made my own test to find out how much power Sparky takes.
I used 32 bit iso images of Sparky 3.4 and 64 bit iso images of Sparky 3.4.1.

All tests have been made on VirtualBox with given the power:
– CPU 1 x 2.4 GHz for 32 bit systems
– CPU 2 x 2.4 GHz for 64 bit systems
– RAM memory 2024 MB
– SWAP 1024 MB – used: 0 in all tests

The results can be a little different on other machines.

Sparky installed on a hard drive:

CPU
32 bit
RAM
32 bit
CPU
64 bit
RAM
64 bit
CPU
64 bit EFI
RAM
64 bit EFI
Base 1-2 % 80 MB 2-3 % 118 MB
CLI 1-2 % 32 MB 1-2 % 52 MB
E18 1-3 % 104 MB 1-4 % 153 MB
GameOver 1-2 % 115 MB 1-4 % 185 MB
LXDE 1-2 % 123 MB 2-4 % 195 MB 2-4 % 196 MB
MATE 2-4 % 165 MB 2-4 % 266 MB
Razor-Qt 1-3 % 176 MB 1-3 % 240 MB
Xfce 1-3 % 139 MB 2-5 % 205 MB

Sparky Live system:

CPU
32 bit
RAM
32 bit
CPU
64 bit
RAM
64 bit
CPU
64 bit EFI
RAM
64 bit EFI
Base 1-2 % 93 MB 1-3 % 140 MB 1-3 % 139 MB
CLI 1-2 % 42 MB 1-2 % 66 MB
E18 1-2 % 122 MB 2-4 % 184 MB 2-5 % 178 MB
GameOver 1-2 % 131 MB 1-3 % 215 MB 1-3 % 207 MB
LXDE 1-2 % 135MB 2-4 % 216 MB 2-4 % 212 MB
MATE 2-4 % 190 MB 3-5 % 297 MB 2-5 % 295 MB
Razor-Qt 2-4 % 220 MB 2-4 % 337 MB 1-3 % 330 MB
Xfce 1-3 % 162 MB 2-5 % 250 MB 2-5 % 250 MB

The most hungry of power still is Razor-Qt desktop, the lightest one is Openbox.
64 bit Sparky consumes the same amout of power in BIOS and EFI mode.

 

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