Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup released In today's open source roundup: Download Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE. Plus: ExtremeTech thumbs its nose at Linux users, and Aspyr Media plans more Linux games in the next six months
Puppy Linux has long been one of the more prominent lightweight Linux distributions. This time around it's up to version 6.0 and it has been dubbed "Tahrpup" by the Puppy Linux developers. Puppy Linux 6.0 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 and uses Linux kernel 3.14.20.
According to Barry's News:
The guys have also been working on another pup, built from Ubuntu Trusty Tahr binary packages, under the leadership of Phil Broughton (666philb in the Puppy Forum), and this has now reached release status. It is named "Tahrpup" and is version 6.0.
Tahrpup is an official release of Puppy Linux for those who would like the package manager to have compatibility with the large collection of packages in the Ubuntu repository, and able to install and use most of them. Some default package choices, such as VLC, UI and system operations, are different from the Slacko Puppy build, which may be other reasons users might choose Tahrpup.
You can download Puppy Linux 6.0, and also read the forum announcement and discussion thread. If you aren't familiar with this distribution, be sure to read the Wikipedia background article on Puppy Linux.
Here's some additional coverage of the release of Puppy Linux 6.0:
ExtremeTech thumbs its nose at Linux users
ExtremeTech has an article about a package manager being included in Windows 10. The article wrongly assumes that Linux users care about Windows 10 or its package manager.
According to ExtremeTech:
Sorry, penguin lovers — if you thought that 2015, in the heinous wake of Windows 8, would finally be the year of desktop Linux, you were sadly mistaken. Microsoft is trying its best to make make amends with Windows 10, to ensure it’s the dream OS for billions of people around the world who use a desktop PC with a mouse and keyboard — and, as a result, this means Microsoft is going to ship Windows 10 with a package manager. Yes, in Windows 10 you can open up a command line shell and install VLC or Firefox or thousands of other packages by typing in a single command.
If you’ve ever ventured into the dark and mysterious land of Linutopia, where Ubutologists and Debianites reign, you will have noticed that one of the things that Linux users are most proud of is package management. While Windows and Mac users have to run graphical installers — you know, where you hit Next a few times and try to avoid installing bundled crapware — Linux users can just open up a command line and type sudo apt-get install vlc. I’m a Windows user through and through, but I have to admit that installing apps and keeping a system updated is much more pleasant in Linux.
I must admit that I find the headline and tone of this article to be more than a little condescending, and also quite silly. Why does the author assume that Linux users care about Windows 10 or its package manager? I certainly don't, and my guess is that most other people don't care either.