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Congrats for Slacko 5.3

October 28, 2011 — BarryK
I sent a pm to Mick congratulating on the release of Slacko 5.3, but would also like to do it publicly.

Personally, I was impressed by Mick's even temperament, patience and persistent enthusiasm.

During the alpha/beta/rc development phases, I noticed the huge amount of traffic on the Slacko Forum threads -- many enthusiastic contributors! of course it is not just Mick who needs to be congratulated, it is also the many other developers and testers, many of whom Mick has listed in the Slacko 5.3 Announcement page:

I have just looked at Distrowatch, for the last 7 days Puppy is at number 6, and heading upward!


On going top ten

number 6
Username: Sage
"... yes, and all this suggests what real users in the real world actually expect and require from their distro. You are on the right track. Keep it small and keep it simple. Ignore the siren voices from nations with too much cash to splash. You'd be amazed how much ancient HW is used daily out here. Well done on the latest Racy which is close to being all things to all men, and maybe enlightened women.

number 6...
Username: Sage
"...I am the new number 2. Who is number 1?

Linux User Magazine
Username: Terryphi
"The latest issue (106) of [i]Linux User and Developer[/i] magazine has an enthusiastic four page feature on Puppy Linux. The cover DVD includes Lucid Puppy 5.2.8. This should introduce the Puppy family to even more people in the UK.

Username: bb
"To my surprise I found a reference to a puppy on ARM from 2009 (?) at Comment to the photograph: XO-1.75_puppy XO-1.75 booted with a "puppy" arm-3.0-wip kernel and initrd. Back to 2009... :-) Might be a fake, because as far as I know was XO-1 intel-based. XO-2 should use an ARM from hearsay. Regards BBlochl PS: I am highly interested in a small puppy on ARM for embedded applications.

Username: mavrothal
"The reference to 2009 implies "boot to initrd and get stuck there" (as you can see in the beginning of the "Puppy on OLPC XO" slideshow ;-) ARM-based XO-1.75s were indeed released late last year and I got one few months ago.

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