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Linux Distribution: Puppy
Url: http://www.goosee.com/puppy/
These are extraordinary goals, yet Puppy achieves them all. Obviously, some objectives have qualifications, for example, to load totally into RAM the PC must have either 128M RAM or failing that a swap partition. Also, the "will just work, no hassles" obj
Linux Release Details:
Puppy Linux 2.10 has been released now
A massive upgrade of most package versions - AbiWord 2.4.5, Gnumeric 1.6.3, Seamonkey 1.0.4, GTK+ 2.8.17, X.Org 7.0...; most of the packages now compiled using the T2 build system; the 'devx' module is a simple method of converting Puppy into a complete C/C++ compile environment; SquashFS now has LZMA compression, allowing us to put more packages into this release, yet the live CD ISO file is smaller; the Smartlink and Lucent soft-modem drivers and support utilities are now in the 'standard' live CD; Sweep replaces mhWaveEdit sound recorder and editor.
About Puppy Linux 2.10

Puppy Linux is yet another Linux distribution. What's different here is that. Puppy is extraordinarily small, yet quite full featured. Puppy boots into a 64MB ramdisk, and that's it, the whole caboodle runs in RAM. Unlike live CD distributions that have to keep pulling stuff off the CD, Puppy in its entirety loads into RAM. This means that all applications start in the blink of an eye and respond to user input instantly. Puppy Linux has the ability to boot off a flash card or any USB memory device, CDROM, Zip disk or LS/120/240 Superdisk, floppy disks, internal hard drive. It can even use a multisession formatted CD-R/DVD-R to save everything back to the CD/DVD with no hard drive required at all!

Some More detail

Many Puppy-enthusiasts have contributed to this release. Jason Pline has created Xdvdtool, for ripping video DVDs. There are other "unsung heroes", such as Dougal, Puppian, Raffy, Lobster, GuestToo ...well, the list goes on, and I plan to create an acknowledgement page soon.

Regarding bugs, there are some that we know of, that will be fixed later. For example Gxine, the multimedia player, cannot switch to full-screen video playing -- this is due to a limitation in JWM. XfreeCD, audio CD player, hangs if a CD is not inserted before the application is started.


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