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DistroWatch.com: Fatdog64 Linux

Fatdog64 Linux

Last Update: 2017-03-13 16:27 UTC


Fatdog64 Linux is a small, desktop, 64-bit Linux distribution. Originally created as a derivative of Puppy Linux with additional applications, Fatdog64 has grown to become an independent Linux distribution while still keeping the style of Puppy Linux.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 263 (26), 6 months: 179 (52), 3 months: 196 (40), 4 weeks: 183 (36), 1 week: 188 (32)

Average visitor rating: 8.88/10 from 8 review(s).


Fatdog64 Summary
Distribution Fatdog64 Linux
Home Page http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.phpLinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/faqs/faq.htmlhttp://www.smokey01.com/software/Fatdog64-600/other/Howto-do-stuff-in-FatDog.pdf
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/iso/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites ARM port
Reviews 710: DistroWatch
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Feature 710
Release Date 2016-12-04
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
CDs 1
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox
Package Management TXZ (pkgtool)
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 710
Package 710
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.3
bind (9.11.1-P1) --
chromium (59.0.3071.109) --
cups (2.2.3) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.5) --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.12
firefox (54.0) 38.5.2
freetype (2.8) --
gcc (7.1.0) 4.8.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16
glibc (2.25) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.24.2) --
gnucash (2.6.16) --
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.10.17
grub (2.02) --
gtk+ (3.22.16) 2.24.29
httpd (2.4.26) 2.4.18
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.91
k3b (17.04.2) --
kmod (24) 20
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.30.3
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.2.2.2
linux (4.11.6) 4.4.35
Package 710
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.6) 10.1.10
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.1.3) 11.0.6
mysql (5.7.18) --
nautilus (3.24.1) --
NVIDIA (381.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2
openjdk (8u131) --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.1p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2d
perl (5.26.0) 5.20.0
php (7.1.6) 7.0.2
plasma-desktop (5.10.2) --
postfix (3.2.2) 3.0.3
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.3.10
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.10
qt (5.9.0) 1.1.0
samba (4.6.5) 3.0.37
systemd (233) --
thunderbird (52.2.0) --
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.3

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Fatdog64 Linux

Average rating
8.9
from 8 review(s)



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Version: 710
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-15
Votes: 0


I've used Fatdog64 for years, going back to version 700, and it is the best OS for me by far.

After having malware infections multiple times and losing all of my data once, I longed for an OS the would boot clean after an infection, without trying to guess if the infection was gone or not. FD64 is just that.

FD64 is designed to run entirely in memory and is miniscule compared to the 'live' versions of the more bloated distros, which are designed to ultimately be installed. FD64 can be installed, of course, including a 'frugal' install, but I wanted something without a lot of persistence (a smaller attack surface).

I save my bookmarks & my work as files on a USB drive & boot clean each time. It takes about 12 minutes to completely boot from a DVD & set up the display, sound & updates. Chrome, Firefox & Seamonkey browsers are all available. I download/compile/install Chrome at each new boot so have the latest version of both Chrome & Flash.

If this sounds like a lot of time and effort, consider that my uptime is often around 2 months, or more. So a few minutes of setup every couple of months is really not that bad.

FD64 has all the programs I need (& more) and a large repository which can be installed easily in the Gslapt package manager. It works for me.


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Version: 710
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-14
Votes: 0


I've used Fatdog64 for years, going back to version 700, and it is the best OS for me by far.

After having malware infections multiple times and losing all of my data once, I longed for an OS the would boot clean after an infection, without trying to guess if the infection was gone or not. FD64 is just that.

FD64 is designed to run entirely in memory and is miniscule compared to the 'live' versions of the more bloated distros, which are designed to ultimately be installed. FD64 can be installed, of course, including a 'frugal' install, but I wanted something without a lot of persistence (a smaller attack surface).

I save my bookmarks & my work as files on a USB drive & boot clean each time. It takes about 12 minutes to completely boot from a DVD & set up the display, sound & updates. Chrome, Firefox & Seamonkey browsers are all available. I download/compile/install Chrome at each new boot so have the latest version of both Chrome & Flash.

If this sounds like a lot of time and effort, consider that my uptime is often around 2 months, or more. So a few minutes of setup every couple of months is really not that bad.

FD64 has all the programs I need (& more) and a large repository which can be installed easily in the Gslapt package manager. It works for me.


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Version: 710
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-14
Votes: 1


I can honestly say that this little distro is amazingly good. It doesn't seem to get all the credit the main distros get, but it works very well. I was amazed at how fast it was and fully featured for a Puppy type of build, and it has a nice selection of apps in the software center. At only a 350 mgb download, it comes with a very good web browser, a full office suit and pretty helpful help center app and online questions being answered. I love it and think amazingly stable.


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