Puppy Linux "Racy"5.5

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The official "Racy" edition of the Puppy Linux operating system designed for low-end PCs

editor's review





Puppy Linux "Racy" is an open source, lightweight, fast and free Linux kerne-based operating system tailored specifically for low-end computers and PCs with old or semi-old hardware components.

Distributed as a 32-bit Live CD

The Racy edition of Puppy Linux is distributed as a Live CD ISO image that contains only software package optimized for 32-bit (i386/x86) instruction set architecture and fits perfectly on a Mini CD disc, though it can also be deployed on a regular CD media or a USB thumb drive.

Boot options

Just like any other Puppy Linux based operating system, this edition comes with a minimal boot menu that starts the live system automatically in five seconds from the moment the user boots the ISO image from the BIOS of a PC.

While pressing the F2 key on your keyboard will give you access to a screen with basic boot options, pressing the F3 key will display information about various advanced boot options designed for experts or people with special hardware.

Same old-school desktop environment powered by IceWM

Once again, Puppy Linux Racy is no different from other Puppy Linux editions. It presents users with the same old-shcool desktop environment powered by the IceWM window manager and designed from the ground up to be low on resources. The layout comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, offering users quick access to pre-installed apps.

Default applications

Default applications include the Xarchive archive manager, ROX-Filer file manager, GWhere disk cataloger, Gdmap graphical disk usage, gFnRename batch file renamer, mtPaint image editor, InkLite vector graphics editor, Viewnior image viewer, PupCamera webcam viewer, SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet suite, Geany text editor and IDE, Leafpad text editor, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, HomeBank finance manager, Planner project manager, Transmission torrent downloader, as well as MPlayer video player.

Puppy Linux "Racy" was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on November 27th, 2014
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