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07 January 2011, 10:11

Puppy Linux 5.2 released

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Zoom The Puppy Linux 5.2 desktop.
The Puppy Linux developers have released version 5.2 of their independent Linux distribution known as "Lupu". Puppy Linux is a popular small release that is usually just over 100 MB in size, focuses on ease of use and can run entirely from RAM.

Based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" binary packages and featuring the Linux kernel, the latest version, also referred to as "Lucid Puppy", has been more than three months in development. Other changes include upgrades and improvements to the built-in applications, as well as updates to the main menu and overall system. Built using the latest Woof build system, unlike previous versions the 5.x branch of Puppy Linux was not directly created by Puppy Linux founder Barry Kauler, but by a team of developers in the Puppy Linux community, with Mick Amadio as its Chief developer and Larry Short as Coordinator.

Puppy Linux can boot from several types of media, including USB flash drives, hard disk drives and a LiveCD. Built-in tools are included to create bootable USB versions, create new Puppy CDs, or to remaster a new LiveCD with different packages.

More details about the release can be found in a post on Puppy Linux founder Barry Kauler's blog and in the release notes. Puppy Linux 5.2 is available to download as a 127 MB ISO image file from the project's FTP server and is released under the GPL / LGPL license.

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