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Puppy Linux 4.2 Was Released - Sathish - 03-30-2009

The team behind the Puppy Linux project announced, on March 27th, the release of Puppy Linux 4.2 "Deep Thought." "Puppy 4.2 "Deep Thought" is the first Official non-CE version of Puppy without Barry Kauler making the final choices since its inception. The release has been a truly collaborative effort." said Warren Willson in the official release announcement.

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Being a major release, Puppy Linux 4.2 brings a lot of new changes and improvements. While the ISO is still under 100 MB, there are now two window managers available: IceWM and JWM, including extra themes. SeaMonkey 1.1.15 is the default web browser and features the MonkeyMenu extension. A new addition comes in the form of Pwidgets: battery, clock, weather, calendar, RSS feeds, picture slideshows and others can be added on the desktop. For multimedia enthusiasts, the latest audio codecs are brought through AlsaPlayer and Pmusic and the Gxine fullscreen video player.

The Puppy Download Accelerator and Transmission BitTorrent client are also included for a faster download experience. The office productivity software consists of AbiWord 2.6.6, Gnumeric 1.8.4, HomeBank 4.0.2, Osmo 0.2.0 organizer and Xpad 2.14 sticky notes application.

Other highlights of Puppy Linux 4.2:

· Puppy Control Panel;
· gfx-boot, providing a better looking GRUB boot loader;
· streamtuner, bringing internet radio to Puppy Linux;
· Printing support through CUPS 1.4b2;
· Xarchiver archive manager;
· GPicView image viewer;
· Glade, freeBASIC and tcl/tk programming tools;
· Remaster Xpress re-mastering application;
· New games;
· Meebo instant messaging;
· SeaMonkey Mail email client;
· Psip Voice over IP client;
· XChat IRC client.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every person that made a positive contribution to the development and testing of Puppy 4.2 "Deep Thought". I think the end result justifies all of the hard work and sleepless nights that went into producing this landmark version of Puppy." said Warren Willson.

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