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Linux.com: Puppy Linux 4.00 is Barking Up the Right Tree

Jun 12, 2008, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis L. Ericson)

"With the recent release of Puppy Linux 4.00, developer Barry Kauler and his team have provided a lightweight but functional Linux operating system. To help reduce size and include more functionality over the previous binary-package-based Puppy 3.01, Puppy 4.00 has been compiled from a Slackware 12-based source. Yet despite its small size--the ISO file is a meager 87.1MB--Puppy has an abundance of applications, with more than enough for an average user.

"To maintain a consistent user interface, Puppy 4.00 has abandoned GTK+ 1 and Tcl/Tk, and is now a totally GTK+ 2 based system. As such, the developers have been able to migrate and upgrade Puppy to a host of new GTK+ 2 replacement applications, such as Osmo personal organiser, ePDFView PDF Viewer, Homebank personal finance manager, Pidgin chat client, Fotox image viewer (now renamed Fotoxx), and mhWaveEdit audio editor, among others..."

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