Distributed as USFS and USB images
Unfortunately for some of you, this custom Puppy Linux operating system is not available for download as Live CD/DVD ISO images, instead it is distributed as USFS and USB images that must be extracted and deployed to USB flash drives of 8GB or higher capacity. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.
Very minimal boot menu à la Puppy Linux
The distribution uses the same minimalistic boot menu that is also found on the main Puppy Linux operating system, as well as several other Pupplets. Basically, it provides users with a boot prompt where they can hit Enter to start the live environment. However, you can press the F2 key on your keyboard to access a help menu.
Classic, traditional and bluish desktop environment
The main attraction of any Puppy Linux operating system is the classic and traditional desktop environment, which is powered by IceWM, a window manager that can look like the graphical interface of the Microsoft Window 95 operating system. It uses a single panel layout from where the user can easily access the main menu, launch applications and interact with running programs.
Summing up, Quirky is one of those easy-to-use, lightweight and featureful operating systems that have been designed from the ground up to be deployed on low-end machines or computers with old and semi-old hardware components.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on October 26th, 2014
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Application descriptionQuirky is an open source Linux distribution based on the Puppy Linux operating system and designed to be as feature ri...