Hello, another post of Linux overkill on this blog. But I’ll try and make it the last for today. Promised.
As most of you will know I already made some posts about SparkyLinux in the past and I always had a soft spot for it. Then, when they got rid of the Mate desktop, not any longer. But now they got Mate back, so I lurve Sparky again. 😉
Will try to show you now, in a handful of screenshots, why I love it so much and why it could be the right distro for you, too:
Ok, I guess I owe you an explainification: To snap these screenshots took me roundabout as much time as you needed to look at them and read the captions. Honest now, the total time I’ve spent on Sparky was about 15 minutes! Ok, it’s on Mate DE and I know my way around thereabouts, but it is indeed so fukn simple, everybody with a history in Win XP and Win7 should know instinctively what to do and where to find anything.
And here comes my second confession: If I wasn’t so hooked up on Archy stuff, Sparky would be my home! Honest now. It’s not loud, it’s not famous, nobody’s talking about but it is on #26 in the DistroWatch charts with no tendency to go up or down. That’s Rock Solid Stable on a differnt level. 😉 I can appreciate that and, honest again, I personally prefer Sparky over Mint. 😮 It’s actually super spanky and should be cool on your older hardware. I’m even thinking about taking Sparky with us to Germany instead of my stalwart Archman. 😮
There, I said it.
So if you’re a basic bitch, too, and can live with Mate instead of the fancy Cinnamon, Sparky comes highly recomended.
And here’s what some users had to say about this best kept secret of the Linux world:
Oh yes, I guess you can get it in LXQt flavour as well, and a kinda net installer so you can add your favourite desktop. But who wants that? He, I’m making this bloggo for newcomers, not for expert Linux tinkerers! Coz those experts know what they’re doing and surely won’t need any inspiration by an overly excited blogbish.
So, you cool with lightning fast Linux, you cool with oldstyle easy peasy computing – Sparky is for you!
Video. Wanna watch?
Dunno what Egee’s on about. Gaga didn’t freeze when I changed the theme.