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RC2 - late testing - Final release imminent

What is Slacko?
Puppy 5.3 (development names = Spot and Slacko) uses latest Puppy Woof build 111014 code, programs and scripts, combined with high Slackware software packages compatibility. Six months of testing, upgrades and updates. Includes hardware recognition, programs and scripts unique to Puppy.
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Puppy 5.3 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
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?
Previous versions of Puppy are Wary, a conservative design for older hardware, Lucid Puppy 528 for Ubuntu fans and latest kernel Racy.
Quirky is used to test new ideas from Barry Kauler, the original creator of Puppy.
Dpup (Puppy + Debian) is designated as Puppy 6, currently being developed by Dejan555 and Iguleder
Saluki Puppy rewrite is likely to move up to Puppy 7
Puppy 8 is likely to offer x86, ARM and 64 bit versions and have support for tablet, phone, touch, cloud and Android features
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