Puppy Linux 5.2 (Wary) optimized for older PCs
The Puppy Linux project announced version 5.2 of the legacy-PC friendly "Wary" version of its small-footprint Linux distribution. Puppy Linux 5.2 ("Wary") features an SMP-optimized version of the Linux 18.104.22.168 kernel, an upgrade path to Xorg 7.6, an updated PuppyPhone 1.1 VoIP app, and a new PupCamera app for automatically detecting digital cameras, says the project.
As with previous Puppy Linux releases -- including Puppy Linux 5.0 and Puppy Linux 4.3 -- Puppy Linux 5.2 is a fairly "minimalist" distro designed for those who like their operating systems fast and lean. It is available in a 123MB ISO image, and can load entirely into RAM for faster performance, according to the project. The distro can boot off a flash card or USB device, as well as CD-ROMs and other media.
In order to fit that footprint, you won't find many big-name applications built in. Most are minimalist apps developed by the Puppy community.