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Puppy Linux

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


Puppy Linux is yet another Linux distribution. What's different here is that Puppy is extraordinarily small, yet quite full-featured. Puppy boots into a ramdisk and, unlike live CD distributions that have to keep pulling stuff off the CD, it loads into RAM. This means that all applications start in the blink of an eye and respond to user input instantly. Puppy Linux has the ability to boot off a flash card or any USB memory device, CDROM, Zip disk or LS/120/240 Superdisk, floppy disks, internal hard drive. It can even use a multisession formatted CD-RW/DVD-RW to save everything back to the CD/DVD with no hard drive required at all.

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Puppy Linux Summary
Distribution Puppy Linux
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-05: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.5
 • 2015-11-17: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 6.3 "Slacko"
 • 2014-10-28: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 6.0 "Tahrpup"
 • 2014-03-12: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.7 "Slacko"
 • 2013-08-13: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.6 "Slacko"
 • 2013-07-28: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.7 "Precise"
 • 2013-05-21: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.6 "Precise"
 • 2013-03-10: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.5 "Precise"
 • 2013-03-06: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.5 "Slacko"
 • 2013-03-03: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.5 "Wary", "Racy"
 • 2012-12-04: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.4 "Slacko"
 • 2012-10-23: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 5.4 "Precise"
 • More Puppy releases...

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 •2017-01-03 Puppy Linux Newsletter
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Feature 7.5
xenialpup
6.3.2
slacko
6.0
tahrpup
5.7
slacko
5.6.1
precise
5.5
slacko
5.4
slacko
5.2.8
wary
5.1.1
wary
5.0.1
wary
4.3 4.2.1 4.1.2 4.00 3.01 2.17.1 2.02 1.0.9 Feature
Release Date 2017-12-05 2016-06-21 2014-10-28 2014-03-12 2013-05-29 2013-03-06 2012-12-02 2011-08-19 2010-09-06 2010-05-25 2009-10-17 2009-05-22 2008-12-08 2008-05-05 2007-10-15 2007-08-04 2006-07-29 2006-05-15 Release Date
End Of Life                                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 199-234 199-234                                 Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical -- Installation
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM Default Desktop
Package Management PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET TAR.GZ TAR.GZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 7.5 6.3.2 6.0 5.7 5.6.1 5.5 5.4 5.2.8 5.1.1 5.0.1 4.3   4.1.2           Full Package List
Package 7.5
xenialpup
6.3.2
slacko
6.0
tahrpup
5.7
slacko
5.6.1
precise
5.5
slacko
5.4
slacko
5.2.8
wary
5.1.1
wary
5.0.1
wary
4.3 4.2.1 4.1.2 4.00 3.01 2.17.1 2.02 1.0.9 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.0 2.9.4 2.9.4 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.0 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.0 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.4.1 2.4.1 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.26 1.0.26 1.0.22 1.0.22 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.19 1.0.16 1.0.16 1.0.14 1.0.11 1.0.11 1.0.8 alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.0 4.1 4.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (70.0.3538.102)
cups (2.2.9) 2.1.3 1.5.4 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 -- -- cups (2.2.9)
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13 1.42.8 1.42.9 1.42.6 1.42 1.42.6 1.42.6 1.41.11 1.41.11 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.40.2 1.40.2 1.40.2 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.36 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (63.0.3) -- 38.8.0 24.7.1 17.0.11 -- 19.0 17.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (63.0.3)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.5.5 2.5.2 2.4.11 2.4.8 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.17 2.19 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.11.1 2.11.1 2.11.1 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.5 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.3.4 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.16 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.1 1.10.1 1.10.1 1.8.2 1.8.2 1.8.2 1.7.13 1.6.3 1.6.3 1.4.3 1.4.3 gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 0.97 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.96 0.96 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.18.9 2.24.20 2.24.23 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.20.0 2.20.0 2.20.0 2.14.7 2.12.1 2.12.1 2.12.1 2.10.3 2.8.17 2.6.1 2.4.0 gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.43 0.43 0.43 -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.08.3)
kmod (25) 22 15 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5)                                     krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.1.3)
linux (4.19.2) 4.9.58 3.14.55 3.14.20 3.10.32 3.2.44 3.4.17 3.2.33 2.6.33.2 2.6.33.2 2.6.33.2 2.6.30.5 2.6.25.16 2.6.25.16 2.6.21.7 2.6.21.7 2.6.18.1 2.6.16.7 2.4.27 linux (4.19.2)
Package 7.5
xenialpup
6.3.2
slacko
6.0
tahrpup
5.7
slacko
5.6.1
precise
5.5
slacko
5.4
slacko
5.2.8
wary
5.1.1
wary
5.0.1
wary
4.3 4.2.1 4.1.2 4.00 3.01 2.17.1 2.02 1.0.9 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.5) 17.0.7 9.1.7 10.1.3 8.0.4 8.0.4 8.0.4 8.0.4 7.7.1 7.7.1 7.7.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (18.2.5)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.3)
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (410.78)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.2p2 -- 6.6p1 -- 5.9p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 5.3p1 5.3p1 5.3p1 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 3.6p1 3.6p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2g 1.0.1t 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 0.9.8k 0.9.8k 0.9.8k 0.9.8e 0.9.8e 0.9.8e 0.9.8e 0.9.8e 0.9.8b 0.9.7 0.9.7 openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.18.1 5.18.2 5.16.3 5.14.2 5.16.1 5.16.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.6 5.8.0 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.12)
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.3)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.11 -- 2.7.5 -- 2.7.3 -- -- 2.6.5 2.6.5 2.6.5 -- -- -- -- 2.4.3 2.4.3 -- -- Python (3.7.1)
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.2) 4.4.4 4.1.19 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.26 3.0.26 3.0.26 3.0.26 3.0.26 3.0.25b 3.0.22 3.0.14a 3.0.14a samba (4.9.2)
systemd (239) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.0.4 1.5.0.2 -- -- thunderbird (60.3.1)
vim (8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- 2.1.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.18.4 1.14.3 1.15.1 1.12.4 1.12.3 1.12.3 1.12.3 1.7.6 1.7.6 1.7.6 1.3.0 1.3.0 1.3.0 1.3.0 1.0.1 1.0.1 (6.8.1) (6.8.1) xorg-server (1.20.3)

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Version: 7.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-31
Votes: 2


XenialPup64 7.5: The ONLY distro EVER to make my sound work properly; including real-time monitoring from external sources. Can even run Audacity for mic. recording without difficulty. Well done the developers of RetroVol. Note to controllers: PLEASE keep this facility intact in future versions.
This spanks LTS18.04 to bits. I have experimented with every major distro type there is and THIS is the one that works. The 64bit 7.5 Xenial version goes like greased weasel poop on my Core2.
Newest browser versions are well supported and QuickPet makes access very easy. There is a brilliant FlashPlayer updater included which monitors new releases of Adobe FP helping users prevent ZDV by updating it promptly.
Bottom right info. is first class: CPU load indicator CPU temp. clipboard monitor network status are all present and correct by default replete with the wonderful RetroVol sound controller.
Half point off: security needs improvement. ClamTk isn't supported and Comodo barely works (only just). The directory structure seems to be preventing the launchers working properly. Half point off: Pburn and Peasy need attention: disc scanning with Pburn has caused system crash events. Also zip utilities don't install; the supplied one is disappointing.
XenialPup64 7.5 is so good I think I'm going to cry...




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Version: 7.5
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-10-22
Votes: 3


Ottimo. L'ho installato su un vecchio PC AMD Athlon 1000Mhz con 1 Giga di Ram che uso come secondo computer. Con Windows XP era un mattone, lentissimo, con Puppy Xenial 7.5 è rinato.
Per essere una distro leggera la grafica non è affatto male. Ha tutti i programmi essenziali ed è molto funzionale.
Gli do 2 punti in meno per le difficoltà che ho incontrato nell'installazione (devo ammettere che fra Grub vari, un sistema per partizionare poco intuitivo ed altre fesserie mi ero un po perso), per la presenza della sola lingua inglese e un sistema di traduzione per i pochi fortunati che riescono a trovare una traduzione su internet e dir poco cervellotica. Comunque ottima distro.

PRO:
Leggerissima
Grafica gradevole
Completa

CONTRO:
Installazione difficile
Mancanza di una versione multilingua
Installazione manuale traduzione complicatissima


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Version: 7.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-28
Votes: 5


I LIKE it. I have tried about 6 different distros looking for a USB stick version that would make me happy. Puppy xenial 7,5 is the one. I had reservations at first because of some problems...no sound on Firefox, so Waterfox solved that. Then I needed Inkscape, not Inkscapelite. I use the Inkstitch extension. Inkscape wouldn't load completely. I was missing a library file. So I searched for the file on my Mint desktop, found it, and then loaded it into puppy /usr/lib. And Inkscape now works. So I'm a happy camper. It is fast, and you can burn a version fully loaded with all your software choices.

Cons: you have to chase around to get by problems, but at least puppy gives you the info to help you solve them.


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