Can Bike OS 5.7.1

Can Bike OS (5.7.1) is a remastered version of Precise Puppy 5.7.1, a small efficient live-CD or live-USB Linux operating system that can run entirely in RAM.

The most significant change is the switch to Chromium browser.

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Click here to download Can Bike OS 5.7.1
(File Size = 223 MB, md5sum = 01ef42258d2b1309e3715b5adfc7ab80)


Changes to Default Setup

  • Eliminated single mouse click of icons. Double mouse clicks are required to launch programs and to navigate directories.
  • Changed the background image to a plain light gray color.
  • Changed the icons to Smooth-Color.
  • Changed the desktop font color and shading to contrast with the background.
  • Changed the theme (windows and menu decoration).
  • Set default time zone to Canadian Eastern Time (EST).
  • Altered splash screen image.
  • Change desktop icon alignment from fine to coarse.
  • Altered JWM task bar to show day of the week, date (MM/DD/YY), and 12-hour clock time.
  • Removed minixcal pop up from JWM task bar.
  • Set DPI to 78
  • Changed the JWM font, menu font, and taskbar font
  • Removed SeaMonkey

Additions to Can Bike OS 5.7.1

  • Liberation Fonts – Red Hat’s metric compatible fonts with Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New. Looks nicer than the default fonts.
  • Nano – A command line text editor.
  • EncFS – An encrypted filesystem.
  • PAR2 – PAR2 parity file creator and checker. Helps protect data from data corruption, bit rot, and miscellaneous damages.
  • ParchivePAR parity file creator and checker.
  • ImageMagick – Command line image manipulation program.
  • GIMPGNU Image Manipulation Program.
  • The League of Moveable Type Fonts – Well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts
  • Chromium – An open-source browser project.

Scripts Added to Can Bike OS 5.7.1

  • “disableSleep.sh” – script to disable monitor sleep mode and screensaver. Useful when watching online videos.
  • “enableSleep.sh” – script to enable monitor sleep mode and screensaver.
  • “xset (off)” – script to execute “disableSleep” from xterm window.
  • “xset (on)” – script to execute “enableSleep” from xterm window.

Scripts’ Location

/root/Scripts
 |- disableSleep.sh
 |- enableSleep.sh
 |- xset (off)
 |- xset (on)


Chromium Replaces SeaMonkey

Chromium is an open-source browser project that Google Chrome draws its source code from. The project aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

The default web browser in Precise Puppy 5.7.1 is SeaMonkey. It was removed and replaced with the Chromium browser.

The changes to the default setup are as follows:

  • Removed SeaMonkey
  • Installed Chromium
  • Set default fonts.
  • Set page zoom to 110%.
  • Launch Incognito mode by default.
  • Set first launch start page to Puppy “home.htm”.
  • Apply Adobe Flash security update.


Download the Full Edition Can Bike OS Live-CD

Click here to download Can Bike OS 5.7.1
(File Size = 223 MB, md5sum = 01ef42258d2b1309e3715b5adfc7ab80)


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