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SparkyLinux 2020.02 Brings More Goodies from Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye”

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Using the Linux 5.4.13 kernel by default, SparkyLinux 2020.02 comes with up-to-date packages from the software repositories of the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” operating system. The entire system was synced with the Debian Testing repos as of February 9th, 2020.

If they want a newer kernel, users will also be able to install the latest and most advanced Linux 5.5.2 kernel, as well as the first RC (Release Candidate) of the upcoming Linux 5.6 kernel. Both kernels are available in SparkyLinux’s unstable repositories.

Included in the SparkyLinux 2020.02 release, there’s also the Calamares 3.2.18 graphical installer, Mozilla Firefox 72.0.2 web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird 68.4.2 email and news client, LibreOffice 6.4 office suite, VLC 3.0.8 media player, and Exaile 4.0.2 audio player.

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Sparky 2020.02

  • Sparky 2020.02

    Sparky 2020.02 “Po Tolo” of the (semi-)rolling line is out. It is based on the testing branch of Debian “Bullseye”.

    Changes:
    * system upgraded from Debian testing “Bullseye” repos as of February 9, 2020
    * Calamares installer 3.2.18
    * Linux kernel 5.4.13 as default (5.5.2 & 5.6-rc1 in Sparky unstable repos)
    * Firefox 72.0.2
    * Thunderbird 68.4.2
    * LibreOffice 6.4.0
    * VLC 3.0.8
    * Exaile 4.0.2, etc.
    * added the new Sparky public key

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SparkyLinux 2020.02 GameOver, Multimedia and Rescue Editions

  • SparkyLinux 2020.02 GameOver, Multimedia and Rescue Editions Are Out Now

    Released last week on February 10th, SparkyLinux 2020.02 brought updated components from the Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” software repositories. It shipped with Xfce, MATE, LXQt, Openbox (MinimalGUI), and MinimalCLI (text-mode) editions.

    Now, the SparkyLinux 2020.02 GameOver, Multimedia and Rescue special editions are available for download as well. They’re also based on the Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” repos, but include special software components.

    While the GameOver edition comes preloaded with numerous games, the Multimedia edition contains a collections of utilities for audio, graphics, and video creation, and the Rescue edition brings useful tools for system maintenance and repair.

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