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NEW 5.3.1 Released
5.3.1 Release Notes

below is 5.3 will be updated
Windows Installer exe file, install from MS Windows

Download the ISO: 124.2 MB
Download from Iblio
md5sum = a39b906f042c1db852b97b94cf3b49f5]]
PAE HighMem ISO 111 MB for machines with high memory (1-2 years old)
md5sum PAE HighMem = 4052d2b01f1912881b86346c95e74ca7

Bit torrent

What is Slacko?
Puppy 5.3.1 (development names = Slacko) uses the latest Puppy Woof build code, programs and scripts, combined with high Slackware 13.37 binary software packages compatibility. Months of testing, upgrades and updates. Includes hardware recognition, programs and scripts unique to Puppy.

Puppy 5.3.1 Features
Min recommended spec P3 600 with 256 RAM (will work with less)
Slickpet development of Quickpet - easily adds major programs such as Gimp, Wine, Pidgin and accelerated graphic drivers
Seamonkey powerful default web browser ready installed (others easily available from Slickpet eg. Tor Browser), Firefox, Chrome and Opera
Joes Window Manager updated
Automatic Internet connectivity with Frisbee Network Manager
sfs_load by shinobar
Linux kernel compiled with Aufs (layered file system support)
Xchat IRC chat installed, with meebo as a cloud link
Transmission bit torrent available
Geany programming IDE and powerful text editor
Leafpad simple text editor
Audio improvements, eg. audio and recording in mhwavedit working
Puppy Phone (Slickpet add on)
Optional Slickpet Cloud feature eg. Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox and Gmail icons
Most secure Puppy ever
Security Fido Non root initiative started
Growl Security hardening
LibreOffice Easy GUI installation
Pns-tool Wi-fi support
Many software support modules (SFS) and Puppy prepared programs (pets)
Simple English Docs
Gettext being used in all GUI scripts for internationalization
Run as Fido, Spot or root as a choice
Enhanced snapshot
Flash optional, offered as download if needed
Add more than 6 SFS (software modules) at any one time
GUI setup tool for the personal storage file
Puppy Universal Installer bug fixes
Translations available
Pupcamera added
Messages colour scheme
Yellow: next-step
Violet: announcement
Green: success, completion
Pink: warning
Red: error
Orange: pending, in-progress
Blue: information

How does Slacko compare with other Puppy versions?
I sent a pm to Mick congratulating on the release of Slacko 5.3, but would also like to do it publicly.
Personally, I was impressed by Mick's even temperament, patience and persistent enthusiasm. BarryK
Our three main Puppys are Slacko, Lucid and Wary
Wary is a conservative design for older hardware, Lucid Puppy 528, for Ubuntu fans is a mature well supported Puppy. Slacko is designed for newer computers, 6 or 7 years old.
Quirky and Racy are used by Barry Kauler, the original creator of Puppy, to test new ideas.
Dpup (Puppy + Debian) is designated as Puppy 6, currently being developed by Dejan555, Iguleder, Pemasu and Sickgut.
Future Puppy will offer x86, ARM and 64 bit versions and have support for tablet, phone, touch, cloud and Android features
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