A few days ago we were presented with the latest version of the Puppy Linux Project with Ubuntu as a base, because today we have known the version of Puppy that is based on Slackware, Puppy 6.3 Slacko. This version is still as light as the previous versions and flavors of Puppy Linux but unlike the rest, Puppy Slacko is based on Slackware 14.1.
The new Slacko version is based on kernel 4.1. of Linux, but unlike other versions, Slacko has a script that will allow us change system kernel operating in an easy and simple way.
Puppy 6.3 Slacko will be offered in two versions, a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version. This is interesting because Puppy Linux 7.3 Quirky Werewolf It only has a 64-bit version and if we want Puppy but we have a 32-bit platform, the best thing will be to opt for the Slacko version.
The window manager in this distribution will be the same as in Quirky, jwm, the window manager based on the old IceWm. This will allow us, among other things, that the system works not only in live mode but also on computers with few resources.
Puppy Slacko will come equipped with Evince, Mozilla Firefox, Abiword and MPlayer among others. In the multimedia aspect, despite having MPlayer or PMusic, Slacko will have FFmpeg to operate the multimedia files.
Slacko is available on this page, a free and lightweight download that we can record on a disc or USB. In any case, we must first look at which platform we want to make it work on, especially if we have downloaded a 64-bit version and we have a 32-bit system.
Personally, Puppy seems like a great distribution not only the Quirky version but also the Slacko version, they are two ideal versions for systems with few resources, teams that still have a lot to say. Do not you think?