Though it’s based primarily on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx,” Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 now includes version 1.41.14 of the e2fsprogs filesystem utilities, which are the latest from Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal.”
Puppy 5.2.5 was also built using a more recent version of the Woof build system than the previous version was. Under the hood, it includes version 188.8.131.52 of the Linux kernel, according to a report on The H.
It is Bootable from media including LiveCDs, zip disks, USB drives and hard drives, Puppy also automatically detects most hardware.Puppy’s diminutive size is one of the distribution’s most endearing characteristics, as is the fact that it loads into RAM, making it extraordinarily fast. On most systems, in fact, boot time is just 30 to 40 seconds.
Like Damn Small Linux (DSL), Puppy Linux is a particularly good choice for any low-resources computing environment. Given the continuous updates and improvements to the software, however, it’s increasingly a good option for anyone seeking a powerful, highly secure, easily customizable and bloat-free operating system.It’s free. There’s also no commitment to try it out.