PuppEX Changelog

New in version 141112

November 13th, 2014
  • Most important changes:
  • I've changed kernel from 3.14.20 to 3.17.2 and installed NVIDIA Graphics driver 340.58. The Nvidia driver will be used if your computer/card is "modern" enough.
  • PuppEX Tahr 32 bit is a remaster of Puppy Tahr Linux 6.0, released October 28, 2014. PuppEX Tahr/Puppy Tahr is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 binary packages. Kernel 3.17.2-puppex is used. PuppEX uses the original Puppy Tahr Desktop. I have added the file manager PCManFM and LXTerminal. They are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 415 MB, which is due to me including compiling tools, the Nvidia 340.58 driver and Gimp. Puppy Tahr original is of only 199 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems. (Puppy/PuppEX runs from RAM).

New in version 14.1 (December 13th, 2013)

  • PuppEX 14.1 5.6 32bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko 5.6, released on August 12, 2013.
  • Kernel 3.10.5 is used.
  • PuppEX uses the LXDE Desktop interface. Unlike the original Puppy Slacko 5.6, which uses JVM, Fvwm95 and IceWM as Desktop interface.
  • PCManFM and LXTerminal are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXV, I think.
  • The ISO file is on the whole 317 MB, which is due to me including LXDE and compiling tools (devx_slacko_5.6.0.sfs).
  • Slacko 5.6 original is of only 165 MB.
  • PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems. (Puppy/PuppEX runs from RAM).
  • MOST IMPORTANT CHANGE: I’ve changed repositories from Slackware 14.0 to Slackware 14.1 and Slackware 14.1 “Salix“.