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Legacy OS


Last Update: 2023-01-30 01:12 UTC



Legacy OS (formerly TEENpup Linux) is a distribution based on antiX (prior to 2023 the distribution was based on Puppy Linux). Although the original concept was to create a flavour of Puppy Linux with more applications and a more appealing desktop aimed at teenage users, Legacy OS has now grown to become a general purpose distribution. It comes with a large number of applications, browser plugins and media codecs as standard software. Each new release of Legacy OS is about providing a lot of software which will work smoothly on older computers (about a decade in age).

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 143 (64), 6 months: 105 (124), 3 months: 154 (58), 4 weeks: 141 (50), 1 week: 129 (47)

Average visitor rating: 9.75/10 from 4 review(s).


Legacy Summary
Distribution Legacy OS (formerly TEENpup Linux)
Home Page http://wikka.puppylinux.com/LegacyOS
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Reviews 2017: Dedoimedo
2009: Dedoimedo
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-01-20: Distribution Release: Legacy OS 2023
 • 2014-03-26: Distribution Release: Legacy OS 2.1 LTS
 • 2013-07-08: Distribution Release: Legacy OS 2.1 "Gamer"
 • 2012-03-21: Distribution Release: Legacy OS 4 "Mini"
 • 2011-06-02: Distribution Release: Legacy OS 2
 • 2010-09-03: Distribution Release: Legacy OS 2010
 • 2010-02-23: Development Release: TEENpup 2010 Beta
 • 2009-06-11: Distribution Release: TEENpup Linux 2009
 • More Legacy releases...

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Feature 2023 2017 2.1 4 2 2010 2009 2008 Feature
Release Date 2023-01-19 2017-09-06 2014-03-24 2012-03-19 2011-06-02 2010-09-02 2009-06-08 2008-03-03 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 3000-3100 600-700 600-700           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop IceWM IceWM IceWM/JWM IceWM/JWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt) Dotpup, PET PET PET Dotpup/PET Dotpup/PET Dotpup/PET Dotpup/PET Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite OnlyOffice -- GOffice GOffice GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems   -- -- -- ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2023 2017   4 2 2010     Full Package List
Package 2023 2017 2.1 4 2 2010 2009 2008 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- 2.4.5 2.6.3 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.4.5 abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.9) 1.2.4 1.0.11 -- 1.0.19 1.0.11 1.0.11 1.0.11 1.0.11 alsa-lib (1.2.9)
amdgpu (23.0.0) 19.1.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.15) 5.1 -- -- 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 bash (5.2.15)
bind (9.18.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.15)
chromium (114.0.5735.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (114.0.5735.90)
cups (2.4.3) 2.3.3 1.1.23 -- 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 cups (2.4.3)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.2 -- -- 1.40.2 1.38 1.38 1.38 1.38 e2fsprogs (1.47.0)
firefox (113.0.2) 102.6.0 -- -- 5.0 -- -- -- -- firefox (113.0.2)
freetype (2.13.0) 2.10.4 2.1.10 -- 2.3.5 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.10 freetype (2.13.0)
gcc (13.1.0) 10.2.1 -- -- -- 3.4.4 3.4.4 3.4.4 3.4.4 gcc (13.1.0)
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.22 2.3.10 -- -- 2.3.10 2.3.10 2.3.10 2.3.10 gimp (2.10.34)
glibc (2.37) 2.31 2.5 -- 2.6.1 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 glibc (2.37)
gnome-shell (44.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (44.2)
gnucash (5.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.1)
gnumeric (1.12.55) -- 1.6.3 -- 1.8.2 1.6.3 1.6.3 1.6.3 1.6.3 gnumeric (1.12.55)
grub (2.06) 2.06 -- -- 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.10.3) 3.24.24 -- -- 2.12.1 2.8.17 2.8.17 2.8.17 2.8.17 gtk (4.10.3)
httpd (2.4.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.57)
inkscape (1.2.2) 1.0.2 0.43 -- 0.45.1 0.43 0.43 0.43 0.43 inkscape (1.2.2)
k3b (23.04.1) -- -- -- 1.0.3 0.12.15 0.12.15 0.12.15 0.12.15 k3b (23.04.1)
kmod (30) 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (30)
krita (5.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.1.5)
libreoffice (7.5.3) 7.4.1 -- -- -- 3.1.0 3.1.0 3.1.0 -- libreoffice (7.5.3)
linux (6.3.5) 5.10.57 2.6.18 -- 2.6.25 2.6.18 2.6.18 2.6.18 2.6.18 linux (6.3.5)
Package 2023 2017 2.1 4 2 2010 2009 2008 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (10.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.11.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.1)
mesa (23.1.1) 20.3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (23.1.1)
mysql (8.0.33) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.33)
nautilus (44.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (44.2)
NVIDIA (530.41.03) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (530.41.03)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (20.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (20.0.1)
openssh (9.3p1) 8.4p1 4.3p2 -- 4.7p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 openssh (9.3p1)
openssl (3.1.1) 1.1.1n 0.9.8b -- 0.9.8e 0.9.8b 0.9.8b 0.9.8b 0.9.8b openssl (3.1.1)
perl (5.36.1) 5.32.1 5.8.8 -- 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.36.1)
php (8.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.2.6)
plasma-desktop (5.27.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.5)
postfix (3.8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.8.0)
postgresql (15.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (15.3)
Python (3.11.3) 3.9.2 -- -- 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 Python (3.11.3)
qt (6.5.1) 5.15.2 3.3.6 -- 3.3.8 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.6 qt (6.5.1)
samba (4.18.3) -- 3.0.22 -- 3.0.26 3.0.22 3.0.22 3.0.22 3.0.22 samba (4.18.3)
systemd (253.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (253.5)
thunderbird (102.11.2) 102.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (102.11.2)
vim (9.0) 8.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (9.0)
vlc (3.0.18) 3.0.18 0.8.6 -- -- 0.8.6d 0.8.6d 0.8.6d 0.8.6c vlc (3.0.18)
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.8) 1.20.11 6.9 -- 1.3.0 (6.9) (6.9) (6.9) (6.9) xorg-server (21.1.8)

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Version: 2023
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-01-29
Votes: 8


Never heard of this distro until yesterday so thought I would give it a go on my now pretty elderly Lenovo 92Z all in one.

Wow, I like it. It is funny how these smaller less known distro's can offer such a great system. No longer do I think that the lower ranked (or un-ranked) players offer less, you have to give them a try and this is one of them.

Another added bonus is that the 2023_x64.iso also contains the BOOTia32.efi for those struggling to find a distro containing it or adding it to an iso.

A smooth and effortless installation followed by an easy to follow set up for those wishing to add their own tweaks. There is no PUP look here any longer. It contains a whole lot of software should you need it, if not immediately, one day you may and it is there.

Overall a great general purpose distro that you should give a try, it may have been asleep for some time but it is certainly back in good hands now.

My only gripe, and this is not specifically about legacyos, there are many, many others, is that I really dislike conky configured by default. I guess many may like it shouting at them on their screens but I prefer clean and uncluttered.


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Version: 2023
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-01-23
Votes: 8


Legacy OS is just like Antix, with a good looking default theme and very good performance..
The live Legacy OS system is unfortunately not supported by Ventoy. From the Ventoy medium it cannot be booted, while booting the original Antix just works well using Ventoy.
With Rufus i could create a bootable USB device and Legacy OS boots from that without any problem.
The default kernel seems to be 5.10, while older kernels are available for installation.
Support would have been better for my older hardware if by default a 4.9 or 4.19 kernel had been used by Legacy OS when claiming to support older hardware.
The 5.x kernels do not correctly support the Realtek R8101 ethernet interface.
In general Legacy OS looks almost the same as the original Antix distribution and i did not see a good reason yet to install Legacy OS instead of Antix.


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Version: 2017
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-03-10
Votes: 10


Legacy OS 2017 is one of the fastest booting and most complete distros for old laptops, e.g. I am installing this successfully on an IBM Thinkpad 570E with a Pentium 3 500MHz with 320MB RAM.

However, there is one important caveat: If you burn the ISO of LegacyOS 2017 to CD, make sure NOT to use the "Windows Disc Image Burner" - it will write the ISO as "Mode 2 Form 1", which will not boot correctly in some old computers. Instead, burn the ISO with ImgBurn, and you get a fully working "Mode 1" bootable CD. This appears be more compatible with old computers.

This was a lucky discovery: I had an old CD with Legacy OS 2017 that booted fine, and a recently burned one that didn't boot correctly on my Thinkpad. When I tried to narrow down the root cause, that's what I discovered:

ISO burned to CD as "Mode 2, Form 1" CD - doesn't work correctly on old Thinkpad (Windows Disc Image Burner)
ISO burned to CD as "Mode 1" CD - works correctly on old Thinkpad (ImgBurn)

Sadly, I don't know how many other Linux Distros I discarded as "not working" due to the same issue...


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