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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 2.12 has been released
The greatest news for 2.12 is the support for a huge range of kernel modules, using a new 'fetch on demand' system. There are also exciting new mini applications developed by Puppy enthusiasts
About Puppy Linux 2.12

The greatest news for 2.12 is the support for a huge range of kernel modules, using a new "fetch on demand" system. There are also exciting new mini-applications developed by Puppy-enthusiasts. puppy-2.12-seamonkey-zdrv.iso has the zdrv_212.sfs file in it, which is a massive collection of kernel drivers and firmware.

Some More Detail

This is a radical new version of Puppy ...but then, every release is! The greatest news for 2.12 is the support for a huge range of kernel modules, using a new "fetch on demand" system. There are also exciting new mini-applications developed by Puppy-enthusiasts. Release notes:

1. A brand new kernel! We have upgraded to Linux kernel version 2.6.18.1, plain-vanilla except for a Squashfs 3.1r2 patch, a tiny patch to alter the default console loglevel and a fix for shutdown with certain Via chips.

2. "Fetch on demand" module loading. The 'pup_212.sfs' file familiar to Puppy users (it is a single file with all of the Puppy filesystem and applications) now has only a skeleton set of kernel modules, just enough to get the graphical desktop up and running. The complete set of modules compiled with the kernel plus heaps of extra modules, is a separate 15MB file 'zdrv_212.sfs', that is accessed whenever a module is needed -- it is a read-once system, as once a module is fetched it is then saved locally. The 'zdrv_212.sfs' file can be on the live-CD or anywhere else on the PC.

3. Smaller and bigger at the same time! As the full set of drivers is separate, the run-time part of Puppy has a smaller footprint when loaded into RAM, which is good news for older PCs with 128MB RAM or less. For the live-CD, Puppy loads totally into RAM for blazing speed and frees up the CD drive for other uses. Note that we can still create 50MB live-CDs without the "zdrv" file and with a basic selection of drivers.

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Click here to download :http://www.puppyos.com/download/downpage.htm
 
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