Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.3 Tyche Launched with Linux Kernel 4.5.1

Debian based SparkyLinux is a desktop-oriented operating system developed and maintained by the testing branch of Debian.Originally an Ubuntu flavour tagged with the Ubuntu Remix moniker and has Enlightenment as its default desktop environment, it was later rebranded as SparkyLinux and began using Debian as its base.
SparkyLinux uses LXDE as its default environment but it is also available in several flavours giving users numerous DEs to choose from. Supported desktop environments are Xfce, Mate, KDE,Openbox, LXQt, JWM with SparkyLinux Budgie under development.

The team behind the development of SparkyLinux has announced today that the new version of the operating system codenamed Tyche has been released.
The new operating system will be available for all supported desktop flavours including the new Minimal GUI, Minimal CLI Editions which were previously known as CLI and Openbox.
The operating system ships with the better and improved Linux Kernel 4.5.1 and a few tweaks including using Firefox instead of Iceweasel, Corebird Twitter client replaces Turpial and APTus 0.3.x is also included which allows users to install different pre-configured desktops.

Additional features include:

  • Ceni network manager changed by Network Manager in the CLI edition; the manual network configuration can be done via the ‘nmtui’ command
  • openjdk and icedtea-plugin updated to version 8.x
  • LibreOffice 5.1.2
  • gstreamer0.10 completely removed, the system uses only gstreamer1.0 now
  • Exaile audio player (based on gstreamer0.10) replaced by Audacious
  • Gnome-Screenshot changed by Gscreenshot

All the iso images are signed with the GPG key, check how to verify Sparky images
Furthermore, everything SparkyLinux Tyche has been synchronised with the upstream of the main Debian software repository and flavours is available for download.

Download your flavour of SparkyLinux here.

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