Quirky distribution built using Woof builder for Puppy Linux, looks as same as puppy linux 5.0 but more lighter, we already reviewed Puppy Linux 5.0 check it for more information.
Many upgrades comes with Quirky 1.2 for utilities packages, network, editors for light inkscape package, multimedia applications ” libdvdread, libdvdnav, Gutenprint 5.2.5, Sane-backends 1.0.21, Xsane 0.997 “, integrated local help by HTML viewer using libgtkhtml.
Download Quirky 1.2 form here
check the release announcement also for more information
Testing environment using virtual machine vbox with these hardware specification:
- 2.1 Ghz single core processor
- 384 MB of RAM
- 12 MB of video memory
These specifications is really high for such distribution it able to work on lower hardware specification and that’s a good thing you will be to install it and use on old machines with really good performance.
after booting asking you to set your language, clock, location, and configuring xorg for resolution setup. then installation process toke no time.
really simple interface and fully customizable using GTK themes chooser and JWM configuration manager.
simple Local help center using HTML with libgtkhtml, and really helps you out to understand how to easily use quirky 1.2
comes with a lot of installed packages for photo editing, multimedia players, basic web browser sea monkey. and a lot more check the release announcement for more informations.
Overall About Quirky 1.2
Really good distribution, lightweight window manager JWM, it’s a really good choice for your older machines even decent ones. give it a try you won’t regret it just 111 MB distribution.
That’s it for now.