Precise Puppy 5.6 Beta 1, a distribution built from Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04.2, alongside the binary DEB packages, providing full compatibility with Ubuntu and access to the vast Ubuntu package repository has been released.
Precise Puppy 5.5.92 or 5.6 Beta 1 is also based on Linux kernel 3.2.44 and doesn’t have any PAE support.
“If you are one of those unfortunate enough to have troublesome video hardware, and all you get is a black screen, and/or the keyboard and mouse are dead, this pup has a new recovery mechanism:
“If you can get to the text-mode console, fine, then run the Xorg Wizard by typing 'xorgwizard'. This will enable you to select alternative Xorg drivers,” stated Barry Kauler, the developer of Precise Puppy.
Ubuntu 12.04.2 Precise Pangolin is a 5-year long-term supported release; therefore, Precise Puppy will be also supported for the amount of time.
Download Precise Puppy 5.6 Beta 1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.