This week we have known another new version of a distribution that is based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, this distribution is PuppyLinux 7.3. Puppy Linux has a new version for older computers that is based on the latest version of Ubuntu, it also incorporates some improvements that make Puppy Linux better than Lubuntu or Xubuntu for older computers.
The LiveCD version incorporates some new features such as the use of Zram, an accelerated startup or the use of persistence for usb drives. These characteristics are also present in the frugal image, a minimal installation for computers with very few resources, except for persistence, so we can have an ultra-fast installation on some computers.
The installation process and LiveCD aside a bit, Puppy Linux 7.3 or Quirky Werewolf comes with a lightweight desktop, Joe WindowManager, a desktop that gives an old Windows XP look, ideal for novice users.
Puppy Linux 7.3 is based on the Ubuntu 15.10 repositories
It also comes with other lightweight programs that will make distribution ideal for many. Among these programs is the browser like seamonkey, a light and basic browser, but very complete. However, this is not an obstacle to using this distribution since the repositories are those of Ubuntu 15.10 and therefore we can install almost any program that is in Ubuntu 15.10, as long as the computer allows it.
In any case, the installation of Puppy Linux 7.3 also it can be done on a hard drive, but it can only be done on 64-bit computers, a platform that is well known but has little relationship with old computers or with few resources. If you really want to try this distribution, in this page you can get the installation image as well as a small guide to be able to install Puppy Linux 7.3 on a functional hard disk.