August 11, 2010 – Lucid Puppy 5.1 is released. Lucid Puppy 5.1 consists of the popular Puppy Linux architecture that Puppy founder Barry Kauler has been refining through 4 editions of Puppy Linux. But this time Puppy is built with binary packages from the latest Ubuntu release Lucid Lynx, hence Lucid Puppy 5.1. The Puppy architecture is well-known to be lean and fast, and friendly and fun, and small and Lucid Puppy is no exception.
The version 5.1 has some huge changes which include binary compatibility with Ubuntu 10.04 packages, easier package installation with Quickpet and in the Puppy Package Manager, a new Simple Network Setup utility and more. The official release announcement is here.
Lucid Puppy boots directly to the desktop. Many people will not need to do anything more than that to begin using Lucid Puppy. However, if there is anything you want to change, the tools to personalize the desktop are all immediately at hand. Locale and Language can be changed with just one click and many of the programs, including the word processor Abiword, the spreadsheet Gnumeric, the text editor Geany, the multimedia player Mplayer, Quickpet, and the browser Chromium, open immediately in the language of choice. For other programs such as Firefox, selecting one’s language involves just a few more clicks than that.
Download Lucid Puppy 5.1
Size = 130 MB Only.
You can also download quick updates.
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