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Fatdog64 Linux

Last Update: 2017-12-26 15:09 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: 118 (80), 6 months: 104 (109), 3 months: 62 (187), 4 weeks: 50 (247), 1 week: 160 (45)

Average visitor rating: 9.07/10 from 15 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
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/iso/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites ARM port
Reviews 710: DistroWatch
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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-26: Distribution Release: FatDog64 Linux 720
 • 2017-12-02: Development Release: Fatdog64 Linux 720 Beta
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Feature 720 710
Release Date 2017-12-26 2016-12-04
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 380-381 360-360
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox
Package Management TXZ (pkgtool) TXZ (pkgtool)
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software other other
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 720 710
Package 720 710
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1 3.0.1
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.2-P1) -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.6) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.4) 38.5.2 38.5.2
freetype (2.9) -- --
gcc (7.2.0) 4.8.3 4.8.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 2.8.16
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.10.17 1.10.17
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.29 2.24.29
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.18 2.4.18
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.91 0.91
k3b (17.12.1) -- --
kmod (25) 20 20
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.30.3 2.30.3
libreoffice (5.4.4)
linux (4.14.14) 4.14.6 4.4.35
Package 720 710
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) 10.1.10 10.1.10
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.2) 17.2.7 11.0.6
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.1p1 7.1p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2n 1.0.2d
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.0 5.20.0
php (7.2.1) 7.0.2 7.0.2
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) 3.0.3 3.0.3
postgresql (10.1) 9.3.10 9.3.10
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.10 2.7.10
qt (5.10.0) 1.1.0 1.1.0
samba (4.7.4) 3.0.37 3.0.37
systemd (236) -- --
thunderbird (52.5.2) -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.16.3 1.16.3

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Version: 710
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-02
Votes: 1

Most fastest, stable, optimized flavor from PuppyLinux, only minus it not works on old computers, and developed for new 64 bit hardware.

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Version: 720
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-27
Votes: 2

An awesome distro that has the best of Puppy Linux with the amazing benefit that you can run the Chromium browser out of the box (in Puppy it won't run as root, you have to go through a very contrived process in order to run Chromium). Plus FatDog has it's own merits like the FatDog Control Panel, which does everything you need to tailor the distro to your liking. It's also easy to set up a Persistence file (FatDog will warn you about this, just in case you forget it) and there are lots of utilities that make this distro a must to carry along in one of your pockets, because it's a real Swiss army knife of Linux: Grub4Dos will fix your boot problems, Gparted will take care of fast and accurate partitioning and the ROX file manager can salvage files from an unbootable system simply by copying them to another location, such as an external drive. FatDog is an hands down winner among the Live/portable Linux distros and it sure deserves all the Love from all the fans out there (I'm one of them!). I only wish they would do a better job with the wallpapers because I had to copy some of mine to the USB pen. So yes it could use some overall Aesthetic work but that is just a minor issue.

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Version: 710
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-05
Votes: 6

720 beta, I am hard pressed to find any bugs or annoyances. Worked flawlessly over the past few days. It booted to desktop with everything working optimally (ethernet/audio/display) - no setting needed. Inbuilt documentation is superb and can be used to learn some general procedures as well as fatdog specific topics. The default choice of packages is quite good, while extra packages are easily obtainable with the inbuilt packagemanager.

Some may find the lack of Gtk3 a drawback, however this hasn´t been much of a problem, and It too can be easily added. The Seamonkey suite may not be everbody's cup of tea, but is endearing to me and others and fuctions well.

Still testing and trying other things though, so there could be drawbacks to be discovered. It is definately a keeper here.

Overall, it is solid and well built. Much thanks to the developers.

System tested:
Manually installed frugally from running debian system

7z x -o/boot/fd64/ Fatdog64-720b.iso
then added this file, 42_custom to /etc/grub.d and made executable.

#!/bin/sh -e
echo "Adding my custom Linux to GRUB 2"

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