Wary Puppy 5.1.2

I was thinking of this release as a bugfix release of 5.1.1, but when I started to tally the changes, I realised that there are a lot and probably I should have bumped the version to 5.2!

Very briefly, a statement about this release:

Wary 5.1.2 is the latest of the Wary-series of Puppy Linux that focuses on supporting older hardware. The emphasis is on incremental improvements and bug fixes rather than quantum changes, and 5.1.2 has many bugfixes, improvements and upgrades relative to 5.1.1, many more than you might expect from a sub-minor version increment. Built from the latest Woof, there are major improvements with hardware detection, some new helpful system-level GUIs, and ‘fido’ non-root user account is introduced (for experimenters only at this stage).

Full release announcement and release notes:

Download from here:

Note, Wary 5.1.2 has an old SeaMonkey 1.1.18, with an excellent collection of addons especially selected for those with slow and/or limited Internet connection (http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02238). However, Firefox 4.0.1 is available as a PET package, and SeaMonkey 2.1 will be made available as a PET as soon as 2.1 is officially released. However, these latest browsers are resource hogs, maybe not the best choice for slow and RAM-limited systems.

Due to time constraint, I have not come up with a brilliant new theme — it looks much the same as the theme in earlier releases of Wary.

Feedback on the Puppy Forum can be posted here:

Read about the concept of Wary here:

If you want to read about earlier releases of Wary:
5.1.1: http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02158
5.1: http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02149
5.0 (the first Wary): http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02057

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