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Macpup - Puppy on steroids

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Going through the almost endless repository of Puplets, I came across a little doggie called Macpup Foxy. It intrigued me, so I downloaded it and tried it - and very much liked it. So today, we're going to have a short review; nothing major. Call this a Puppy sequel, if you will.

Macpup is a relatively big download, a whole of 200MB, more than twice the official Puppy release. This means it packs additional programs you won't find in the standard issue.
Let's take a peek at this handsome digital canine.

Macpup has good looks

Macpup looks well. It is not a MAC by any means, but it has a proper zoom-in dock and sports serene black and blue colors. For a blazing fast live CD that can run on antique hardware, this definitely means something.

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