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A Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux and using the Xfce desktop environment

editor's review





MyWolfe is yet another Puppy Linux derivative, a puplet created using Barry Kauler’s Woof build system. It has been designed from the ground up to be as lightweight and modern and possible, built around the Xfce desktop environment and the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

It’s distributed as a dual-arch, minimal Live CD

The operating system is distributed as a dual-arch and minimal Live CD ISO image that contains software packages optimized for computers supporting both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures.

Boot menu à la Puppy Linux

The developer did not tried to hide the fact that his distribution is based on Puppy Linux, as the Live CD boot menu is identical with the one of the upstream OS, designed to automatically start the live system in exactly five seconds.

From the boot prompt, the user can press the Enter key to quickly start the live system, the F2 key to access a basic help screen or the F3 key to access an advanced help screen, from where they can learn how to pass extra parameters to the kernel.

The operating system boots very fast, requires initial configuration

The OS boots very fast and requires users to choose a keyboard layout, location and timezone, set the hardware clock, as well as to choose a display server and a screen resolution.

Xfce uses its standard layout

As mentioned, the default graphical session is powered by Xfce, which uses its standard layout comprised of a top panel and a bottom dock (application launcher) that is hidden by default.

Various lightweight applications are included

Being based on Puppy Linux and designed from the ground up to be as lightweight as possible, MyWolfe includes various applications that are low on resources, such as the Viewnior image viewer, Mozilla Firefox web browser, gFTP file transfer client, AbiWord word processor and Gnumeric spredsheet editor.

MyWolfe was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 6th, 2014

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