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[News] The New Puppy GNU/Linux (4.3) Gets Moderate Marks

  • Subject: [News] The New Puppy GNU/Linux (4.3) Gets Moderate Marks
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:54:08 +0100
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Puppy Linux 4.3

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| Price: 	Free
| Pros: 	Small, light-weight, fast distro. Comes with a 
| great range of apps and only weighs in at about 100MB when 
| you download it.
| Cons: 	Ugly, dated configuration screens.
| Suitable For: 	Anybody who needs a lightweight, 
| portable version of Linux particularly for emergencies.
| Summary: 	Puppy Linux fits the bill nicely for those who 
| need a portable Linux to tote around with them and who 
| want a full range of bundled applications without the 
| bloat of a full desktop distro.
| Rating: 	3.5/5



Time for a New Puppy: Puppy Linux 4.3

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| Mac OS X Snow Leopard? Windows 7? Forget it. The coolest OS
| release of the year is Puppy Linux 4.3. By now you already
| know that I have a soft spot for Puppy Linux, so for me
| each new release of this nifty little distro is a cause for
| a minor celebration. And the freshly-baked Puppy Linux 4.3
| is no exception. In fact, the previous 4.2 release left me
| somewhat unimpressed, so I've had especially high hopes for
| the 4.3 version coordinated by Barry Kauler himself. Let me
| tell you straight away -- I wasn't disappointed.


Puppy Linux 4.3 Has Been Redesigned from the Roots

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| Barry Kauler is back at the helm of the Puppy Linux project,
| and he just released version 4.3 of the popular lightweight
| Linux distribution. Puppy Linux 4.3 is a massive upgrade from
| the 4.2 series, with almost all the components updated or
| replaced. Also, the whole system through which this Linux
| distribution is being built has been replaced with a completely
| new one, called Woof. The switch imposed the creation of a new
| package management system, called Puppy Package Manager, which
| supports the use of packages from any distribution within
| Puppy.


New version of Puppy Linux mini system

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| Version 4.3 of the lean Puppy Linux distribution is now available
| to download. At a size of just about 110 Mbytes, the system with
| its JWM and IceWM window managers offers up to date applications
| and includes many new features. Puppy Linux 4.3 now uses with
| kernel version which includes ext4 filesystem support.

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