Puppy Linux is usually a tiny distribution that is certainly geared towards more aged PCs and providing them with a second lifetime. Puppy Linux is usually run from some sort of Live CD or maybe USB (intended for faster performance) or merely install it onto your system.
The software programs which come part of Puppy Linux are people that are specifically picked out to make certain resources are definitely not wasted while giving a productive unit. The programs which might be part of Puppy you won’t need to usually find using a distribution such seeing that Linux Mint or Ubuntu which might be geared towards more sophisticated systems but it does not mean they usually are any less practical.
Yesterday, Barry Kauler, the founder of Puppy Linux announced its latest version Puppy Linux 3.00. He said that this version is the massive upgrade to its predecessor Puppy Linux v2.17.1.
What exactly is Puppy Linux?
If you dont know what am I talking about…read this:”Puppy Linux is the Slackware 12 based Linux distribution designed especially for low-end computers and because of its small size (80-100 MB) it can run from live CD or from USB stick”. It is based on Slackware than it doesn’t mean that it is a clone of Slackware but it is totally a different distribution from base. And if you run this from USB stick then it will transfer caching and flush data to RAM in every 30 minutes and hence will not affect your USB.
Whats new in 3.00?
Here is the list:
- All base packages upgraded, including glibc v2.5, gcc v4.1.2, GTK v2.10.13.
- Application upgrades (incomplete list): pptp v1.7.1, Isomaster v1.1, KP2 v0.2 (gray), Pbdict (zigbert), pure-ftpd (getnikar), trashcan (disciple), Pbackup v3.0.0 (zigbert), Network Wizard (Dougal, tempestuous, BarryK), JWM v2.0.1, Xvesa Wizard (gray, BarryK), Burniso2cd (BarryK), Busybox v1.6.1, TkDVD v4.0.6, various small utilities (gray), Pidgin v2.0.2, SeaMonkey v1.1.2, Xorg v7.2, Unionfs v2.1.2, Pfind v2.4 (zigbert), PDF-printer v0.8 (jcoder24), WakePup2 (john doe, dgi), v1.6.9pre7, NoteCaseHomeBank v3.5, Universal Installer (BarryK), Pmirror v0.2 (zigbert), PRename v0.6 (plinej), partview (PaulBx1).
- Massive improvements achieved with new boot and shutdown scripts, including pup_save file custom naming, frugal install into a subdirectory, correct recognition of multiple pup_save files at bootup, pup_save file resizing.
- New kernel: 126.96.36.199, configured with ‘tickless’ option. Initrd.gz is now a cpio archive.
- NetSurf web browser v1.1 as our internal HTML viewer.
- True flushing for Flash drives (andrei, BarryK). Finally.
- Also a great number of bug fixes.
For more information on Puppy Linux go here
For announcements and release notes click here
Download the ISO image from here (size=97.63 MB)
Some screen shots:
Here I put some Puppy Linux screen shots for you to see[Obviously ].
Vixta could be the Linux distribution with the smallest possible target audience ever: Linux users who love the look and feel of Windows Vista and wished their Linux desktops could look more like Windows.
Vixta is a Fedora-based distro with a custom KDE-based interface. You get widgets, a Vista-like start menu and taskbar, and evil looks from your die-hard open-source buddies.