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Slacko 5.3.3 released
NEW Slacko - 5.3.3 thread

Older release
5.3.1 Released
5.3.1 Release Notes

Fast mirror in Europe
Mirror in Australia
Upgrade from 5.3 with deltas
5.3.1 torrent

PAE torrent

Install directly from Windows exe

Forum thread for bug reports and feedback
Discussion specific to 5.3.1 starts on page 23

What is Slacko?
Puppy 5.3.3 (development name = Slacko), uses the latest Puppy Woof2 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. Slacko is our latest, primary, recommended Puppy.

Puppy 5.3.3 Features
Slacko Puppy 5.3.3
Slacko Puppy Linux 5.3.3 is an update release of the recent 5.3.1. It has binary compatibility with Slackware-13.37, which simply means that it is a Puppy built with packages from the Slackware, Salix and Slacky repositories.
The main version has been upgraded with kernel 3.1.10 compiled with Aufs, layered file system support, in the typical Puppy manner. There is also a PAE version to cater for machines with large amounts of RAM. Both iso images have SCSI boot support.
The Seamonkey-2.9.1 suite is the default browser and email suite but Firefox, Chromium, Opera, Netsurf, Iron, Dillo and Links are only a few clicks away.
Minimum system requirements for the main version are an i686 processor, 900MHZ, with 256MB RAM. For the PAE version a slightly newer processor may be needed as most but not all processors support PAE.
Slickpet is a cut down version of Quickpet to get a few handy apps without diving into the well stocked Puppy Package manager. Slickpet also supports installing SFS packages, which are modules that are loadable as layers in the Puppy filesystem. Packages such as Libreoffice-3.5.3, JRE and Samba3.5.4 are available.
While on the Puppy Package Manager, apart from Puppy's native PET package format it can also fetch Slackware, Salix and Slacky packages in tgz or txz format.
Puppy's sfs format is supported by a program called sfs_load. Sfs are a way to load layered filesystems so that the filesystems can be unioned and act as one. Read more.
Slacko has Abiword and Gnumeric, late versions to open those documents and spreadsheets to keep you working.
Lots of types of multimedia are supported so you can play hard.
Slacko is aimed at reasonably modern machines up to six or seven years old. It may run on even older hardware.
Much work has gone into fine tuning packages such as Samba and the light weight alternative Samba-TNG. There is also a netboot add on that allows you to boot Puppy over your LAN.
Read more HERE
Slacko Puppy 5.3.3 offers something for everyone, whether for work or play, all in under 115 megabytes!
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
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