This is a Debian-based distribution that uses the MATE desktop environment
SparkyLinux 2.1.1 with MATE desktop environment, a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers, was announced by the SparkyLinux team of developers.SparkyLinux 2.1.1 for MATE (Gnome 2 fork) has been made available for download. Just like its other stable brothers, this particular distribution is built on Debian Wheezy, which is the testing branch.
Highlights of SparkyLinux 2.1.1 “Eris” MATE Edition:
• Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.2.41;
• MATE 1.6 has been updated from the MATE project’s repos;
• The rest of packages have been updated from Debian testing repos, up until April 24.
Check out the official announcement for a complete list features and instructions. If you already have SparkyLinux installed just have to update the system.
Download SparkyLinux 2.1.1 for MATE right now from Softpedia.