Puppy Linux 5.0 Review
May 19, 2010, 04:33 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Woof! Woof! Guess what time it is, folks? It's time
for a review of Puppy Linux 5.0!
"Puppy Linux, in case you aren't already familiar with it, is a
lightweight version of Linux that is designed for portability.
"The .iso file of Puppy Linux 5.0 weighs in at an incredibly
petite 128 MB. It's much, much smaller than all of the usual
desktop heavyweight distros. But don't let its small size fool you,
Puppy Linux 5.0 is anything but an also-ran in terms of
functionality and usability.
"Puppy Linux 5.0 is built from Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
binaries, so it's…er…pet name is Lucid Puppy. Like a
lot of other things about Puppy Linux, the name is cute and
adorable. I felt like giving Puppy Linux a dog bone and a pat on
the head when I started using it.
"What's New In This Release
Quickpet is a great addition to Puppy Linux that lets you easily
add more programs and drivers with one click. You can access
Quickpet by clicking on the icon on the desktop."