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SparkyLinux 5.12 Released with Epiphany Browser, Openbox Noir, and More

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SparkyLinux 5.12 has been released today as a new maintenance update in the stable series of this desktop-oriented, Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution for your personal computer.

Coming two months after the SparkyLinux 5.11 point release, SparkyLinux 5.12 is fully synced with the Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” repositories as of July 5th, 2020, which means that it comes with up to date technologies and applications.

Included in this release, there’s the Linux 4.19.118 LTS kernel, Mozilla Firefox 68.10.0 ESR web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird 68.9.0 email client, LibreOffice 6.1.5 office suite, and VLC 3.0.11 media player. Also, the MinimalGUI edition now ships with the Epiphany browser instead of Otter Browser.

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Sparky 5.12

  • Sparky 5.12

    A quarterly update point release of Sparky 5.12 “Nibiru” of the stable line is out. This release is based on Debian stable 10 “Buster”.

    Changes between 5.11 and 5.12:
    • system upgraded from Debian stable repos as of July 5, 2020
    • Linux kernel 4.19.118
    • Firefox 68.10.0esr
    • Thunderbird 68.9.0
    • VLC 3.0.11
    • LibreOffice 6.1.5
    • Otter Browser replaced by Epiphany Browser (MinimalGUI)
    • added Openbox Noir to the desktop list to be installed as a choice (via MinimalGUI & MinimalCLI and APTus)
    • ‘debi-tool’ replaced by ‘gdebi’
    • disabled package list updating, during installing Sparky via Calamares; even you install Sparky with active Internet connection, the Debian or Sparky server can be temporary off, so it could stop the installation

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