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A fresh litter of Puppy Linux releases: Wary, Racy and Quirky

March 10th, 2013 Comments off

Barry Kauler, the developer of the Puppy family of Linux distributions, has released version 5.5 of the Wary and Racy branches of the project.

via The H Open

Slax 7.0 released

December 10th, 2012 Comments off

Slax is back!

I’m happy to announce the final release of Slax version 7.0, code name Green Horn. After more than three years of silence Slax is back in action and is better than ever before. Also the website got updated, so make sure to check www.slax.org, youll love it.

via Slax Linux.

Puppy Linux update the “fastest and friendliest” yet

August 19th, 2011 3 comments

The Puppy Linux development team has released version 5.2.8 of its minimal Linux distribution.

via The H Open Source

openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with MeeGo desktop

July 31st, 2010 1 comment

The H has news that an openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with the MeeGo desktop is available for download.

Puppy Linux 5.0 Released

May 15th, 2010 Comments off

Puppy Linux 5.0 is out!

Lucid Puppy 5.0 consists of the popular Puppy Linux architecture that Puppy founder Barry Kauler has been refining through 4 editions of Puppy Linux.  But this time Puppy is built with binary packages from the latest Ubuntu release Lucid Lynx, hence Lucid Puppy 5.0.  The Puppy architecture is well known to be lean and fast, and friendly and fun, and Lucid Puppy is no exception.

via Puppy Linux Release Announcement.

Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems

October 27th, 2008 Comments off

Lifehacker took four Linux distros, put them on USB flash drives, and ran a Lifehacker Faceoff.

Today we’re detailing four no-install distributions—Damn Small Linux, Puppy Linux, Xubuntu, and Fedora—and helping you decide which might work for that spare thumb drive you’ve got lying around, or as just a part of your multi-gig monster stick.

Minisys Linux: Puppy on steroids

October 22nd, 2008 1 comment

Linux.com has a review of Minisys Linux.

Unlike Puppy Linux, which is available in a single 96MB edition, Minisys Linux comes in four versions: Live, Mini, Server, and Embryo. The Live version uses 690MB and is stocked to the gills with applications for every task imaginable.

Puppy Linux 4 gets new bite

May 8th, 2008 4 comments

Tectonic takes a look at the new release of Puppy Linux.

Its been been six months since Puppy Linux 3.01 was released and today Barry Kauler announced Puppy 4.00, aka Dingo. Clocking in at a minimal 87MB download, Puppy 4.00 is a lightweight desktop Linux alternative ideal for low-end machines, or for users who want a little less clutter and more speed from their desktop.

Puppeee: Puppy for your Eee PC

April 9th, 2008 Comments off

Linux.com has a quick review of Puppeee.

Puppy Linux (and, by extension, Puppeee) was written from scratch with two goals in mind: speed and ease of use. Puppy Linux is, indeed, lightning fast — even when running on low-end machines like the Eee PC.

Slax 6 is released

February 13th, 2008 1 comment

After a long time in development, Slax 6 is finally out.

Heard at SCALE 6x: Damn Small Linux moving to Firefox 2

February 10th, 2008 Comments off

CLICK has news that DSL will get Firefox 2.

Firefox in DSL will move from the current version 1 to the GTK 1 version of Firefox 2. Thats a big deal because a lot of Web sites require at least Firefox 1.5 for full functionality. It means, for one thing that itll be possible to use Google Docs and Spreadsheets with Damn Small Linux.

Running Xubuntu on the Eee PC

December 13th, 2007 Comments off

Ars Technica’s open source journal has news and links to running a modified Xubuntu 7.10 off a USB flash drive on an Eee laptop. The installer still works too, so installing permanently is an option.

Taking Puppy Linux for a Walk

October 14th, 2007 Comments off

Lifehacker reviews the latest release of the lightweight Puppy Linux.

Booting Linux from an external drive with the applications and settings of your choice has never been easier after this weeks release of Puppy Linux 3.0. Like Damn Small Linux, Puppy is small enough to fit on a USB thumb drive, and like Knoppix , you can boot it from CD.

Damn Small Linux Makes Darn Big Impression – Small Distro, Big Packages

September 14th, 2007 1 comment

LinuxPlanet has a review of Damn Small Linux.

At a mere 50MB, Damn Small Linux DSL seems like it would be more at home in the realm of rescue disks instead of Desktop OSs. After booting up into full graphical mode, you may be hooked on this tiny distribution forever. I am impressed with the number of applications and the fact that DSL has two choices for graphical interfaces Window Managers: Fluxbox and jwm see Figures 1 and 2. DSL is based on the Debian Linux distribution.

Next Puppy Linux to be 3.0

September 12th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has news that the next version of Puppy Linux will have so many changes, it will be awarded the version number of 3.0.

DIY Linux live CD – the really easy way

September 4th, 2007 4 comments

DesktopLinux.com has pics and news of Custom NimbleX 2, which allows anyone to customize and then download a LiveCD ISO of NimbleX. Get to it directly at http://custom.nimblex.net/ .

One Year with Puppy Linux

June 25th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch weekely has an incredibly long review of one person’s experiences using Puppy Linux.

Most distro reviews focus on installing and using one release of a recent distro. But when people decide to stick with a distro, or abandon it after a longer period of use, the reasons are more to do with the entire distro experience, which includes the distro technology, its package management, the size and reliability of its package repositories, the ease and speed with which bugs are reported and fixed, the quality of the documentation, and the social experience of being part of the distro’s community, as exemplified by its forum and IRC channels. Here I relate my personal experiences with Puppy Linux over the course of approximately one year.

SLAX 6.0.0 RC4 Screenshots

June 21st, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots of the latest release candidate of SLAX 6.0.0.

19″ Linux Digital Photo Frame Kit

June 18th, 2007 1 comment

LXer has a link to this digital photo frame kit running Damn Small Linux. It includes WIFI, so you can probably SSH into you photo frame.

GOSHEN, Ind. – RedPost inc., an Indiana-based tech startup, today announced the launch of RedPost/Kit, a do-it-yourself digital photo frame kit that comes with everything you need to get up and running.

Puppy Linux targets sub-$100 mini-PCs

June 2nd, 2007 1 comment

DesktopLinux.com tells of how Puppy Linux is being used on low cost PCs with PXE booting and settings saved to USB flash drives.

Following the addition of PXE network booting to the ultra-lightweight Puppy Linux distribution, a group of enthusiasts offering Puppy customization and support services has revealed plans for “Minipup,” a project aimed at ultra-low-cost diskless hardware such as sub-$100 PCs.