This week we met another new version of a distribution based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, this distribution is Puppy Linux 7.3. Puppy Linux has a new version for older computers that is based on the latest version of Ubuntu, and also incorporates some improvements that make Puppy Linux better than Lubuntu or Xubuntu for older computers.
The LiveCD version incorporates some new features such as the use of Zram, An accelerated start or the use of persistence by usb drives. These features are also present in the frugal image, A minimal installation for equipment with very few resources, except for persistence, so we can have an ultra-fast installation on some equipment.
Leaving aside the installation process and the standalone CD, Puppy Linux 7.3 or Quirky Werewolf comes with a lightweight desktop, Joe Window Manager, A desktop that gives a look to the old Windows XP, ideal for novice users.
Puppy Linux 7.3 is based on the Ubuntu 15.10 repositories
It also comes with other lightweight programs that will make the distribution ideal for many. Among these programs is the browser like Seamonkey, a light and basic browser, but very complete. However this is not an obstacle to using this distribution since the repositories are those of Ubuntu 15.10 and therefore we can install almost any program that is in Ubuntu 15.10, as long as the computer allows it.
In any case, install Puppy Linux 7.3 as well it can be done on a hard driveBut it can only be done on 64-bit computers, a platform that is well known but has little to do with older or low-resource computers. If you really want to try this distribution, in this page you can get the installation image as well as a small guide to be able to install Puppy Linux 7.3 on a functional hard drive.