Barry Kauler, the father of Puppy Linux, has just announced today, May 25th, the immediate availability for download of the Puppy Linux 5.1.2 Wary operating system, an edition of Puppy Linux intended for antique machines.
The new Puppy Linux Wary 5.1.2 distribution focuses on supporting older hardware components. It also brings lots of improvements and bug fixes over previous releases.
"I was thinking of this release as a bugfix release of 5.1.1, but when I started to tally the changes, I realised that there are a lot and probably I should have bumped the version to 5.2!" - said Barry Kauler in the official release announcement.
Based on the latest version of Puppy Linux 5 (Woof), the new Wary release has better hardware detection, a experimental non-root account called 'fido', and new helpful system-level GUIs.
The outdated SeaMonkey 1.1.18 with a nice collection of add-ons for limited or slow Internet connection, is the default web browser. When Mozilla will release SeaMonkey 2.1, a PET package for Puppy Wary will also be available for installation.
On the other hand, Mozilla Firefox 4.0.1 fans can easily install their favorite web browser Puppy Linux Wary 5.1.2, via a PET package. Keep in mind that new web browser eat a lot of RAM and are not recommended for slower machines.
Puppy Linux Wary is a Linux operating system created for older computers and hardware components. Because Puppy Wary is built with an old Linux kernel (2.6.32), it includes drivers for analog dial-up modems and outdated video graphics cards.
Modern peripherals, such as printers, cameras, scanners or digital modems, are fully supported by Puppy Linux Wary Edition.
"Due to time constraint, I have not come up with a brilliant new theme -- it looks much the same as the theme in earlier releases of Wary." - said Barry Kauler at the end of the announcement.
Download Puppy Linux Wary 5.1.2 operating system right now from Softpedia.