There is a new Puppy
Derivative that might be of interest to anyone who likes Lucid
Three-Headed Dog is Lucid 5.2.8
with a newer kernel--188.8.131.52 Some recent hardware could work
better with the newer kernel, but it is experimental and some things
could be wonky.
Since 3HD uses a different kernel, the ATI Catalyst and Nvidia
proprietary drivers that work with the 184.108.40.206 kernel in Lucid
5.2.8 will not work--but read this message for the right
Using Puppy is fun, but hacking around on Puppy is even more fun!
Here are a few ways to further customize Puppy.
EZ-Woof. You can use a
simplified version of Puppy mastermind Barry Kauler's Woof Build System
to build an exact copy of Lucid Puppy 5.2.5. That way you can
learn to use Woof and maybe build a Puppy variant of your own
eventually. You can also use EZ-Woof to make some changes to
Lucid 5.2.5 when you build it.
Compiling Firefox for your cpu.
You can explore compiling programs in Linux and build a version of
Firefox that is optimized for your particular CPU. The
performance increase is not phenomenal but it is significant: about 8%
in the case of my older Phenom CPU.
Here are some of the results
Lucid 525 Retro-220.127.116.11 - New Version 4 on AUG 15 2011
A manual rebuilding of Lucid 525 with the 18.104.22.168 kernel and drivers
from the reliable Puppy 4.31.This release is a little larger due to
including all of the 4.31 drivers....in particular there are lots of
analog modem drivers included. Should be good for those users on
dial-up. It now boots straight to the desktop and an irritating bug or two is gone.
RexBang is based on Lucid Puppy
5.2.5, and takes inspiration from CrunchBang/Archbang. It focuses on
Openbox (other window/desktop managers are removed), and is distinctive
among the puppies i've used in that the Openbox menu isn't limited to
the XDG menu, allowing customization, shortcuts, and pipe-menus, as is
found on other openbox based distros. It comes with obkey & obmenu,
conky, tint2- if you've used a *bang, it will feel familiar.
Lucid 526 lite with 22.214.171.124 kernel
A lighter version of the recently released Lucid Puppy 5.25. Most of
the default applications removed - changed default themes - added
midnight commander, yad, rox icons, gtk2 engines.
Reborn Puppy V 0.44
What i installed: tint2 - a highly customizable panel gmrun - a
run dialog thunar - a nicer-looking file manager
conky - a nice system monitor lxappearance - to change the gtk
themes and icons chromium 10 sakura - a lightweight
terminal which supports copy-pasting scrot - a SCReenshOT
tool nitrogen - wallpaper changer ntpdate - to sync the
time transmission deb2pet python fonts
new theme new icons
Also see the Play tab for XO-Pup and Macpup