SparkyLinux 6.6 Now Available for Installation

Feb 08, 2023

The Debian-based SparkyLinux has a new point release that retools the live USB desktop creator and other changes that give it shiny new-ness.

SparkyLinux still offers four different desktop editions, LXQt 0.16.0, Xfce 4.16, KDE Plasma 5.20.5, and Openbox 3.6.1, and benefits from all the upgrades found in those environments. The biggest addition to SparkyLinux is the change made to the Sparky Live USB Creator.

With the new release, it is now possible to create live USB installations with persistent storage. That means you can take a version of SparkyLinux with you, wherever you go, that will include any data you've saved to the USB drive.

SparkyLinux 6.6 is powered by the Linux kernel 5.10.166 LTS but does include support for kernel 6.1.

Because SparkyLinux is based on Debian, some of the installed packages may seem out of date, but that is not the case.

Sparky Linux uses the Debian repos which include stable packages for the installed software. These software packages are the latest stable releases, which are installed from the Debian & Sparky stable repos (as of February 4, 2023). Some of the app versions found in SparkyLinux 6.6 include Firefox, Thunderbird 102.6.0, and LibreOffice 7.0.4.

You can read more about this point release for SparkyLinux on the official release notes and then download an ISO image for installation.


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