Linux News Today: Toutou Linux 6.3.2 "SlaXen" Gets Second Alpha Milestone, Based on Puppy Linux
The developers of Toutou, a minimalist GNU/Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux, are continuing the development of the Toutou Linux 6.3.2 “SlaXen” release with a second Alpha milestone.
Toutou Linux 6.3.2 “SlaXen” Alpha 2 comes one week after the release of the first Alpha build, which is currently no longer available for download. Unfortunately, there aren’t any details about what has been implemented in the Alpha 2 milestone, but we can tell you a little bit about what’s coming in the final release.
Therefore, Toutou Linux 6.3.2 “SlaXen” will be based on the upstream Puppy Linux Slacko 6.3.2 operating system, will use the Openbox 3.5.2 window manager with the Lxpanel 0.6.1 standard panel from the LXDE desktop environment, as well as up-to-date software applications.
Being based on Puppy Linux, Toutou Linux 6.3.2 “SlaXen” will also come with support for installing packages in the PET and SFS file formats. Among the pre-installed apps, we can mention the Abiword 3.0 word processor, mtPaint 3.44.90 digital painting tool, Gnumeric 1.10.0 spreadsheet editor, and Foxit Reader 1.1 secure PDF reader.
Ultimately, Toutou Linux 6.3.2 “SlaXen” promises to offer a new look and feel of the desktop environment thanks to the inclusion of a new application launcher bar, which might be very useful when running apps in full-screen mode (see the screenshots in the gallery at the end of the article for details).
Designed for 64-bit UEFI systems
Toutou Linux has been designed from the offset for French speaking computer users, but it can be successfully used with any other language. The distro is easy to install, bootable from any possible medium (USB or CD) and usable directly from a Live USB disk with persistent support, and very intuitive for Linux beginners.
The “SlaXen” 6.3.2 release will be engineered with support for modern UEFI systems, but you’ll also be able to install it on an x86 PC with only 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM. The Toutou Linux “SlaXen” 6.3.2 Alpha 2 Live ISO image is available for download right now via our website, but don’t use it as your daily driver just yet.