Puppy Linux "Wary" 5.5
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What's new in Puppy Linux "Wary" 5.5:
- 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.
- LICENSE TYPE:
- GPL (GNU General Public License)
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- Barry Kauler
- USER RATING:
- ROOT \ Linux Distributions
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!
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.
Puppy Linux "Wary" was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on July 3rd, 2014