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Spri Release Candidate Desktop
OS family Unix-like
Working state Release Candidate
Source model Open source
Update method APT
Package manager APT, with Synaptic front end.
Kernel type Linux
Default user interface IceWM

Spri /ˈspr/ (originally Icebuntu[1]) was a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution.[2] It used the IceWM window manager and was especially suitable for low-end hardware with limited resources.[3][4] It was provided as an installable Live CD.


Spri's name is derived from the English word spry - meaning active, nimble and/or energetic.[5]


Spri's main objective was to provide a minimal yet functional operating system. Included programs: a web browser, a file browser, a terminal emulator and a text editor. It replaced the default applications of a standard Ubuntu install with lighter alternatives.


The default applications in Spri were replaced with other GTK based applications that are lighter and have a smaller install size than those in Ubuntu.[6]

Ubuntu Default Replacement
Mozilla Firefox Midori
Nautilus PCManFM
GNOME Terminal Roxterm
Totem Gnome-Mplayer
Rhythmbox Listen
gedit leafpad

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