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About Puppy Lucid 5.2
Puppy 5.2 uses unique Puppy scripts. Puppy loads and runs entirely from Ram, for speed. Puppy has optimised programs and wizards.
Puppy 5.2 is a woof build (Puppy creation technology, allowing Puppy to be partially built from Debian and Ubuntu compiled programs and libraries). Puppy 5.2 uses Ubuntu 10.10 binaries from Maverick Meerkat, offering further compatibility.
Puppy 5.2 retains the name 'Puppy Lucid' but also uses 10.10 or Maverick Meerkat Ubuntu files. Internal development used the name 'Luci'. So for example the latest download is luci-239

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Features
* Copies to ram on machines with 256MB ram
* More QuickPet Puppy optimised programs
* More Puppy optimised programs in Puppy Package Manager (from ttuxxx and others)
* Deb compatibility enhanced
* Cpu Frequency Scaling is now manual (tazoc)
* Built from latest Woof with some Meerkat binaries
* First-run configuration Dialog (from shinobar)
* Firewallstate is in the tray (from tasmod)
* New backgrounds from Warren, extras for IceWM for download
* Gtk themes: clearlooks, crux, taqua, and xfce-dawn added (Warren)
* Pidgin replaces Ayttm instant messaging client (dejan555‘s and Coolpup)
* Latest Quickpet with SFS-getter (soon available for all Puppys) from Mick
* Window manager choice, Openbox and fbpanel window manager with JWM alternative
* KDE, Fluxbox, Xfce and Icewm for download, configured in window manager switcher
* Cpu_frequency_scaling (by iguleder) - works for quad core
* Midori Browser built in
* Extended Puppy News in Quickpet
* Compiz as an option (coming soon from smil99 with help from 01micko)
* Boot up menu, with extended options (awaiting implementation)
* Network_tray icon/Blinky themes
* Cup and Help improvements

Gnome-mplayer defaults now to X11 video for compatibility with all video drivers (specifically the nv driver). For higher quality, please change to the ‘xv’ driver in Edit -> Preferences. Of course, it might be good also to update to the higher performance driver in Quickpet -> Drivers.
Thumbnails are turned off by default. To turn them on, Right-Click on an icon and choose Rox-Riler -> Options.

What is this Puppy called?
It is called Puppy Lucid 5.2
During development the name Luci was used for ISO releases
The logo is a reference to 'Maverick Meerkat' Ubuntu 10:10 binaries

Why does Puppy run as root?
Convenience
Puppy users control their environment.
We are designed to load and run from USB or DVD (straight to desktop)
A root running live CD or DVD system remains MORE secure than
an accessible and hackable hard disk install
We are not designed for multi-user deployment.
With great power (over your system) comes great responsibility
(for your data).
Puppy users take charge of their computers.

So technically, Puppy is dangerous?
Very. We bypass network security and firewalls
and can edit other operating systems files such as Windows 7
bypassing administrator limitations
Recommended by security agencies as unhackable when running from DVD
Programs on the CD/DVD are never compromised.
With Puppy, comes great power
in a small package

How can Puppy Lucid 5.2 be so small and have so many programs?
We choose simple efficient programs.
Puppy is lean Linux muscle power, compressed and expanded
on the fly.
Puppy would be smaller but other distros packages
are not as efficient as Puppy
Using Ubuntu 'Maverick Meerkat' files, though convenient,
is a compromise.

What about tech support?
Try us.
Puppy users are loyal because our forums, wikis, IRC,
blogs and web sites are constantly friendly, updated and improved

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