Quirky 6.2

A Linux distribution derived from Puppy Linux and built with the Woof build system

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What's new in Quirky 6.2:

  • Bug fixes, upgrades and improvements
  • Childproofing mechanism
  • New popup utility "popup"
  • FreeOffice (free version of SoftMaker Office)
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Barry Kauler
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Quirky is an open source, fast, lightweight and featureful operating system based on the well known Puppy Linux distribution and designed from the ground up to be deployed on a wider range of computers and hardware platforms than the original Puppy Linux OS.

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.

Bottom line

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.

Quirky was reviewed by , last updated on October 26th, 2014

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