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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
Home Page http://www.puppylinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://puppylinux.org/wikka/
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.puppylinux.com/download
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-03-25: Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 8.0
 • 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"
 • More Puppy releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-01-03 Puppy Linux Newsletter
 •2016-04-03 Puppy's family tree
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Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
Feature 8.0
bionicpup
7.5
xenialpup
6.3.2
slacko
Release Date 2019-03-25 2017-12-05 2016-06-21
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 350-360 199-234 199-234
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management PET PET PET
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 8.0 7.5 6.3.2
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.2
bind (9.14.0) -- -- --
chromium (73.0.3683.103) -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.5.4
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.8
firefox (66.0.3) -- -- 38.8.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.5
gcc (8.3.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.10) -- -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.23 2.17
gnome-shell (3.32.1) -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.17
grub (2.02) 2.02.2018.08 0.97 2.00
gtk (3.24.8) 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.20
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- 0.36.3
k3b (19.04.0) -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 22 15
krita (4.1.8) --    
libreoffice (6.2.3) -- -- --
linux (5.0.8) 4.19.23 4.9.58 3.14.55
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.14) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- --
mesa (19.0.2) 18.2.2 17.0.7 9.1.7
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (418.56) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 --
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.1) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.1
php (7.3.4) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.15 2.7.11 --
qt (5.12.3) 5.9.5 4.8.7 --
samba (4.10.2) 4.8.0 4.4.4 4.1.19
systemd (242) -- -- --
thunderbird (60.6.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) -- -- --
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.14.3

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Version: 8.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-15
Votes: 0


Better than puppy 6.3.2. The 64 bit version works fine .Was able to install Firefox, Python 3.6, Numpy and Scipy . Also install Libre Office 64 bit V5.4 in SFS.

I tried also 32 bit version on USB, but was unable to boot with 32 bit computer but was able to boot this 32 bit on a 64 bit laptop. I don't know why.

Very good work.


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Version: 8.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-13
Votes: 4


i'm very happy with the performance of this distro, runs incredible fast in a old computer with 1 GB or less of RAM.
this is my favorite linux for using in computers with windows vista or worst.


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Version: 5.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-06
Votes: 6


Replaced Windows with this in 2013 and been using it as my main OS ever since, couldn't be happier :D


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