Lately, I have been playing with the new Puppy Linux 5.1 “Lucid”. I booted the live CD on a computer that I’m fixing, and I was really surprised with the new interface and speed.
One of the things I like with this version is the easy way I can install Opera! 😎 In previous version it was pain to install it, so I did mostly stuck with SeaMonkey for a quick live CD ride!
Currently I’m using Puppy Linux 4.21, but I’m seriously thinking about upgrading one of my computers with this version! 😎
Here’s a quick review from Barry Kauler’s Blog and places where it can be downloaded:
The brilliant new Puppy Linux 5.1, code-name “Lucid” as it is binary-compatible with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx packages, has been released. Lucid Puppy 5.1 is a “full-featured compact distro.” It’s a Puppy, so it is fast, friendly, and fun, and it can also serve as one’s main Linux desktop. Quickpet and Puppy Package Manager allow easy installation of many of the best Linux programs, tested and configured for Lucid Puppy. It is just as easy to choose your favorite browser and your language. And it all looks as good as it is, because the core Lucid team now includes an Art Director. Lucid Puppy boots directly to an automatically configured graphical desktop, with the tools to personalize the desktop right at hand, and it even recommends which add-on video driver to use for high-performance graphics. The main emphasis relative to Puppy 5.0 has been to improve the user interface, both to make it even more friendly and to enhance the visual appearance. Also many packages and tools (especially for video and printing) have been upgraded/improved, including synchronizing with a recent release of the Woof Puppy-builder.
Live-CD ISO file (129.5MB):
“devx” file (126.3MB):
Ibiblio.org can be slow, go here for faster mirrors:
Forum thread with 5.1-alpha/beta and 5.1-final discussion:
Forum thread for 5.1 feedback/bug reports and fixes:
Alternate build of Puppy 5.1 optimised for non-English users (with download link):
Announcements about the Woof Puppy-builder (5.1 is based on the July 10 release of Woof):
Announcements about upgrades and other news for Puppy 5.1 are posted here: