Puppy 2.10r1 (i386)
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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" objective is a work-in-progress!
One thing to be very much aware of is that Puppy is incredibly small. After
all, to load totally into RAM and run from there, Puppy has to be small. The
live-CD is about 50-70M, yet "every" application you need is there
-- I'm quite serious -- it doesn't seem possible but it is. Furthermore, as
everything runs in RAM, there are no delays and the speed is nothing short of
Puppy will easily install to USB, Zip or hard drive media.
Booting from CD, Puppy will load totally into RAM so that the CD drive is them
free for other purposes.
Booting from CD, Puppy can save everything back to the CD, no need for a hard
Booting from USB, Puppy will greatly minimise writes, to extend the life of
Flash devices indefinitely.
Puppy will be extremely friendly for Linux newbies.
Puppy will boot up and run extraordinarily fast.
Puppy will have all the applications needed for daily use.
Puppy will just work, no hassles.
Puppy will breathe new life into old PCs
New Version 2.10 release update:
A massive upgrade of most package versions. Abiword 2.4.5, Gnumeric 1.6.3, Seamonkey 1.0.4,
GTK 2.8.17, Xorg 7.0,...
Many more building-block libraries and utilities, particularly for multimedia, such as dvdauthor,
ffmpeg, lcms, libdvdplay, libdvdread, libsamplerate, libsndfile, madplay, readline, bc, sqlite, reiserfsprogs,
rutilt, vamps, and vobcopy.
The Smartlink and Lucent soft-modem drivers and support utilities are now in the 'standard' live-CD.
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