Slacko64 Puppy 7.0 arrives with improvements, support for UEFI and more

Four years after the last major update, the launch of the new version of the minimalist distribution Slacko Puppy 7.0 which uses the base of the Slackware package and Puppy Linux technologies such as the Woof-CE compilation system.

The distribution stands out for being fully compatible with Slackware Linux, but it also allows you to install PET packages specially designed for Puppy Linux.

About Slacko64

The distribution uses JWM window manager and Rox Filer file manager. The delivery includes a set of GUI (Puppy Control Panel) configurators and widgets (Pwidgets - clock, calendar, RSS, connection status, etc.) developed deep within the Puppy project.

The interface for standard Puppy applications, such as Pmusic and Pequalizer, is created using a redesigned version of the GtkDialog program.

To configure the network through wired and wireless communication channels, the Frisbee Network Manager own configurator is used, in addition to the delivery also includes the classic Simple Network Setup and Network Wizard configurators.

About Slacko64 Puppy 7.0

In this new version of the distribution the base is synced with Slackware 14.2 and the Salix repositories.

Also on the software side, Firefox ESR browsers have been updated and it has shipped the Samba tool by default for file sharing between Windows and Linux.

Another important change that stands out from the new version is the support for booting into systems UEFI and along with which a new FrugalPup installer was also added, which supports installation on systems with UEFI and BIOS, as well as the ability to install the system not only on a hard drive, but also on external USB and SD / MMC drives.

In essence Slacko64 Puppy 7.0 now includes new series 4 LTS Linux kernels and Joe's Window Manager 2.3.6 (JWM) although if the user wants to change their cores in Puppy, the new and improved "change_kernels" script can also be used.

And a new color scheme has been proposed, the icons have been updated, and the user interface has been optimized.

Of the other key changes that stand out of this new version, the following stand out:

  • Improvements in the graphical firewall program
  • System-wide icon and graphical user interface improvements
  • Seamonkey availability in the Slackware repository (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Ffmpeg and supporting programs, including Pmusic and Mplayer
  • Experimental support for UEFI tools, efivarfs, efivar, mokutil, sbsigntool
  • Ability to boot from ISO files from a hard drive or USB device using Super
  • Grub2 JWM window manager has been updated to version 2.3.6.
  • A new version of Firefox ESR is offered as the main browser. Seamonkey is also available in the repositories and there is a script to install the Vivaldi browser.
  • Improved GUI program to configure packet filter.
  • The basic package includes the Samba package.
  • Evince is used to view PDF.

Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about it About this new version, you can check the details in the official announcement. The link is this.

Download Slacko64 Puppy 7.0

For those who are interested in being able to download the new version of this distribution for their device, they can do it directly from the download page from where we can find the system images prepared for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

It must be taken into account that Slacko64 is one of the few Linux distributions that still provide 32-bit support, and it does not require many resources to run:

  • For 32-bit: 1 GHz processor (P4 or later model AMD K7), 512 MB of RAM and access to bootable CD, USB bootable or network boot access.
  • For 64 bits: 1,6 GHz processor (IA64 or amd64), 1 GB of RAM and access to bootable CD, USB bootable, mmc / sdcard boot, or network boot access. 

As for the tool that you can use to record the system image, you can make use of Etcher which is a multiplatform tool or directly in Linux from the terminal with the help of the DD command or one that you consider pertinent.

The download link is this.

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