Puppy Linux "Wary" 5.5

The "Wary" edition of Puppy Linux that is a little bit smaller and lightweight then other puplets
Puppy Linux “Wary” is a minimal, free and open-source distribution of Linux derived from the Puppy Linux operating system and designed from the ground up to be as small and lightweight as possible. It is an official remix of Puppy Linux.

Available for download as a dual-arch Live CD

The Wary edition of Puppy Linux is available for download via Softpedia or directly from its official website as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image, which has been engineered to run on both 32-bit and 64-bit computers. It has approximately 150MB in size!

Boot options

Being an official Puppy Linux remix, the distribution includes a minimal boot prompt that will automatically start the live environment with default drivers in five seconds from the moment the user boots the OS from the BIOS of a PC using either a USB thumb drive or a CD disc.

Minimal and old-school graphical desktop environment powered by IceWM

You’ll have to choose a keyboard layout and a timezone, set the hardware clock and select a display server before you can use the graphical desktop environment, which is powered by the IceWM window manager.

The graphical session uses a single panel layout. The panel is located on the bottom edge of the screen and includes a main menu for navigating and launching apps, a virtual workspace selector, a taskbar, and a system tray area.

Includes a plethora of lightweight apps

Despite the fact that the operating system has only 150MB in size, it includes a plethora of lightweight applications, among which we can mention AbiWord word processor, InkLite vector graphics editor, Viewnior image viewer, mtPaint image editor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor and HomeBank finance management tool.

In addition, the Planner project management, Figaro’s Password Manager, SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet suite, Transmission torrent downloader, gFTP file transfer client, uGet download manager, Ogle DVD player, MPlayer video player, Asunder Audio-CD ripper and ISO Master CD image editor are also included.

The perfect OS for low-end computers

All in all, the Wary edition of Puppy Linux proves to be the perfect operating system for low-end computers, as well as machines with old and semi-old hardware components.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 3rd, 2014


price:
FREE!
developed by:
Barry Kauler
homepage:
www.puppylinux.com
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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Puppy Linux "Wary"
What's New in This Release:
  • Wary, our edition of Puppy for older computers, has now reached version 5.5 (along with Racy, that we think of as "Wary on steroids", intended for not-so-old hardware).
  • Most of the system libraries and some major apps have not been upgraded since 5.3, but a lot of smaller apps and utilities have, notably those created "in house" by our very enthusiastic developers.
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Puppy Linux Wary is yet another Puppy Linux-based operating system. What's different here is that it is extraordinaril...

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