Puppy Linux 5.6 Starts Playing With F2FS
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 13 August 2013 at 11:06 PM EDT. 4 Comments
Puppy Linux, the lightweight and speed-oriented Linux distribution based upon Slackware, has updated their "Slacko" release to version 5.6 and with Puppy Linux 5.6 comes full F2FS file-system support.

Puppy Linux 5.6 is an upgrade over Puppy Linux 5.5 "Slacko" and most notably it has full support for F2FS, the Samsung-developed "Flash-Friendly File-System" that was recently introduced into the mainline Linux kernel.

Phoronix benchmarks of Samsung's F2FS has shown great performance for all shorts of flash-based storage. With Puppy 5.6 is full F2FS file-system support, which was back-ported to its Linux 3.4 kernel.

Puppy Linux 5.6 also features improvements to its Woof build system, bug-fixes to the base packages, and many other package updates.

More details on Puppy Linux 5.6 can be found out from its release announcement.

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