Puppy Linux is a very small, very fast, easy to use operating system that runs completely in ram. Despite it's small size, it has most of the programs you need already installed. More software programs can easily be installed later.
upgrade of most package versions
Abiword 2.4.5 now also add imports and exports Open Document Format
Xorg 7.0, etc., etc.
The "devx" module, file devx_210.sfs, can be downloaded and is a simple method of converting Puppy into a complete C/C++ compile environment.
Squashfs now has LZMA compression, allowing us to put more packages into this release, yet the live-CD iso file is smaller.
Many more building-block libraries and utilities, particularly formultimedia, such as dvdauthor, ffmpeg, lcms, libdvdplay, libdvdread,libsamplerate, libsndfile, madplay, readline, bc, sqlite,reiserfsprogs, rutilt, vamps, and vobcopy.
The Smartlink and Lucent soft-modem drivers and support utilities are now in the 'standard' live-CD.