The famous Linux penguin is getting some competition from a new open source download called Puppy Linux. Version 5.2.5 of the flagship Lucid Puppy Linux distribution, aka "Lupu", improves on earlier releases with a raft of updates and new features. For example, a version 4.1.0 of the Bash shell is included, replacing the previous version's Bash 3. Version 4.03 of the Syslinux bootloader replaces Syslinux 3, while the window manager JWM 500 has replaced JWM 493. Also included is the Gnumeric spreadsheet software, updated to version 1.10.13.
More programs are also available through the Puppy Package manager, and notable improvements include upgrades to the new release's sound capabilities. Lucid Puppy is primarily based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but it also includes version 1.41.14 of the e2fsprogs filesystem utilities, which are the latest from Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal."