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Legacy OS


Last Update: 2024-02-07 00:44 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: 170 (48), 6 months: 161 (50), 3 months: 163 (46), 4 weeks: 137 (47), 1 week: 122 (50)

Average visitor rating: 9.8/10 from 5 review(s).


Legacy Summary
Distribution Legacy OS (formerly TEENpup Linux)
Home Page https://legacyoslinux.net/
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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

Full Package List:   Legacy OS 2
  Number of packages: 226 (download as TXT)
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  •  abiword 2.4.5
  •  adobe flashplayer 10.1.82.76
  •  alsa-lib 1.0.11
  •  alsaplayer 0.99.80
  •  amarok 1.2.3
  •  amor 2.3
  •  ark 2.6.3
  •  armagetron 0.2.5.2
  •  art of illusion v2.8.1
  •  Asian Language font Support for Opera Web Browser EG: Japanese, Chinese & Korean
  •  asunder 1.6.2
  •  atomix 2.14.0
  •  audacity 1.3.2beta
  •  avidemux 2.3.0
  •  biniax v2
  •  blackjack 2.8.1
  •  bluefish 1.0.7
  •  cheops 0.61
  •  cups 1.1.23
  •  cycas 3.80.4 public (updated to 3.90)
  •  db 1.85
  •  Default Desktop IceWM
  •  dia 0.96pre9
  •  digikam 0.7.2 (updated to 0.9.1)
  •  djvulibre 3.5.14
  •  dosbox 0.70
  •  draw swf 1.2.9
  •  eagle 4.16r2
  •  fbreader 0.8.8
  •  firelight 0.6.4
  •  firelog 1.1
  •  fluxbox 0.9.3
  •  freetype 2.1.10
  •  frostwire 4.13.3
  •  frozen-bubbles 1.0.0
  •  gambas 1.0.15
  •  gcc 3.4.4
  •  gftp 2.0.18
  •  gimp 2.3.10
  •  gkdial 1.5.14
  •  glabels 2.0.2
  •  glibc 2.5 (Updated in Legacy OS - Distrowatch still lists it as 2.3.5) <<<<<<< LOOK!
  •  gnumeric 1.6.3
  •  gparted 0.2.4
  •  gpasman 1.3.1
  •  gpicview 0.1.7
  •  grip 3.0.0
  •  groundhog 1.4
  •  gtick 0.3.5
  •  gtimer 1.1.6
  •  gtk+ 2.8.17
  •  gtkpool 0.5.0
  •  gweled 0.7
  •  gwenview 1.1.8
  •  hardinfo 0.4.2.2 (updated to 0.5.1)
  •  hydrogen 0.9.3
  •  icewm 1.2.28
  •  inkscape 0.43
  •  iso master 0.6
  •  javatunes 4.2 (updated to 5.0)
  •  jfdraw 1.8.2 free version
  •  jftp 1.52
  •  Journaled File Systems ext2
  •  jre (6u20) 1.6.0_20
  •  k3b 0.12.15
  •  k9copy 1.0.4
  •  kaddressbook 3.5.3
  •  kadu 0.6.0
  •  kaffeine 0.4.3b
  •  kalcul 0.1
  •  kalzium 1.2
  •  kamix 0.6.6
  •  karamba 0.23
  •  Karamba theme creator 0.13
  •  karbon14 1.5.2
  •  kate 2.5.4
  •  kaudiocreator 1.13
  •  kball 2004
  •  kbattleship 1.1
  •  kcalc 2.0.4
  •  kchart 1.5.2
  •  kcoloredit 3.5.4
  •  kdar 2.0.6
  •  kdebase 3.5.4
  •  kde Screen Ruler 3.3.2
  •  kdesystemguard 1.2.0
  •  kdiskfree 0.5
  •  kdissert 1.0.6pre3
  •  kdocker 1.3
  •  kfloppy 3.5.4
  •  kget v0.8.5
  •  kghostview 0.20
  •  kiconedit 3.5.5
  •  kid3 0.5
  •  kjots 0.7
  •  kmagnifier 1.0
  •  kmahjongg 0.7.9
  •  kmail 1.9.4
  •  kmess 1.5.2
  •  kmines 2.1.9
  •  kmix 2.6
  •  kmplayer 0.7.4c (updated to 0.9.2)
  •  kmymoney 0.8
  •  knights 0.6
  •  kobo deluxe 0.4pre9
  •  kolf 1.1
  •  kolourpaint 1.4.4
  •  komparator 0.5
  •  konqueror 3.5.5
  •  kontact 1.2.3
  •  kooka 0.44
  •  kooldock 0.3
  •  korganizer 3.5.3
  •  kover 2.9.6
  •  koverartist 0.3.2
  •  kpat 2.2.2
  •  kpdf 0.5.4
  •  kpercentage 1.2
  •  kpoker 1.1
  •  kpresenter 1.6 beta1
  •  krusader 1.70.1
  •  kscd 1.6
  •  ksnapshot 0.7
  •  ksquirrel 0.8.0
  •  kssh 0.7
  •  ksystemlog 0.3.2
  •  ktnef 1.0
  •  ktorrent 2.2.5
  •  ktouch 1.3
  •  kuake 0.3
  •  kuickshow 0.8.12
  •  kwrite 4.5.4
  •  lbreakout2 2.6beta-5
  •  Legacy OS 2 Package List
  •  libgnome 2.8.1
  •  linneighborhood 0.6.5
  •  linux 2.6.18.1
  •  linuxdcpp 0.698
  •  maelstrom 3.0.6.n
  •  makagiga 3.8.5
  •  mandvd v2.2
  •  maze of galious v0.62
  •  mhwaveedit 1.4.9
  •  module-init-tools 3.2.2
  •  MPlayer 0.98 (updated to 1.0rc2)
  •  mrxvt 0.5.1
  •  mtpaint 3.19
  •  multimedia converter 1.5
  •  mut 0.1.1
  •  njam 1.25
  •  nmap 4.20
  •  nmap front end v4.20
  •  numerical chameleon 1.6.0
  •  Office Suite GOffice
  •  opcion font viewer 1.1.1
  •  openssh 4.3p2
  •  openssl 0.9.8b
  •  oregano 0.40.4
  •  osmo 0.1.2
  •  Package Management Dotpup/PET
  •  pbrename 0.4
  •  pburn 0.9.3
  •  pconvert v2.15-1
  •  pdrive 0.27
  •  perl 5.8.8
  •  pfind 3.4
  •  photoprint 0.3.3
  •  pprocess 0.3
  •  Processor Architecture i386
  •  project - starfighter 1.1
  •  prozilla 2.0.4beta3
  •  puppybackup 1.0.0
  •  puppymirror -01
  •  Python 2.4.3
  •  qalculate v0.7.2
  •  qcad 2.0.4.0 Professional
  •  qpxtool 0.6.1
  •  Qt Designer 3.3.7
  •  qt-x11 3.3.6
  •  quacc v3.5
  •  realplayer 11.0.0.4028
  •  rekordmydesktop 0.3
  •  Removed:
  •  samba 3.0.22
  •  schafkopf 0.6
  •  screensaver mu-v0.2
  •  scribus 1.3.3.3
  •  shisen 1.5.1
  •  showfoto 0.1 (updated to 0.5)
  •  showimg 0.9.4.1
  •  simple video converter 1.0
  •  simutrans64 0.84.16.4
  •  skype 1.3.0.53
  •  smplayer 0.5.21
  •  sockspy 2.5
  •  soundkonverter 0.2 rc2
  •  streamtuner 0.99.99
  •  superscanner 0.8
  •  supertux 0.1.2
  •  sweep 0.9.1
  •  sweethome 3D v2.5 (updated to v3.0)
  •  tellico 1.2.5
  •  tkGate 2.0-b10
  •  tonicpoint 1.4
  •  tuxpaint 0.9.14
  •  tv-browser 3.0beta2
  •  vlc 0.8.6d
  •  vym 1.8.1
  •  x264 gtk-encoder 0.0.0-0.15
  •  xaralx 0.7
  •  xarchive 0.2.8-6
  •  xchm 0.9.7
  •  xeznet 1.8
  •  xine-lib 1.1.1
  •  xlogical 2001
  •  xmms 1.2.10
  •  xnview 1.70
  •  xorg-server (6.9)
  •  xournal 0.4
  •  xrun 0.2.3
  •  xsoldier 1.3
  •  xtrakcad 4.0.1
  •  xvidcap 1.1.5
  •  xvkbd 2.6
  •  you2pup 2.1.4
  •  zynaddsubfx 2004


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Version: 2023
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-30
Votes: 8


I am a long time user of Linux and have tried and used many differing distro's over time. I can name you a few of my favourite distributions and give you pro's and con's for them all, but my reason for writing this review for this distro is very simple. It's amazingly fast.

I have a preference for using older hardware because I think older hardware is often over looked by many people and deserves more use because of it's inate versatility. Different desktops are resource and memory intensive which is often why many people have negative experiences with differing distro's but that is where LegacyOS shines because it uses a very light desktop environment and because it uses it very well. Example. I currently use this distro on 3 different low end laptops, but the lowest of them is a HP8710P laptop a HP, dual core 2ghz CPU with an NVidia GPU, 4gb of Ram and a 2.5" HDD 5400 RPM.

Low specs for a laptop especially in 2023 right? And yet using this distro it loads in seconds, finds and install all drivers which makes this worry free, it then goes into a full desktop which is preloaded with so many applications that I literally have to add nothing to be productive in moments. In fact not only is it preloaded with a plethora of apps, but they load effortlessly and quickly because even with just 4mb of RAM to play with everything runs so quickly that the speed of this laptop is exposed as being more than adequate for any current day task which is I suppose the reason why I love this distro so much and what lead me here to write this review.

LegacyOS is based on AntiX which is in turn based on current Debian software which is up to date, stable, battle tested and has a very current and up to date software repository base. Win, Win and win for all concerned.

Can I use difering distros that might offer me a more pleasing experience>? Sure. I love Linux Mint, its incredibly stable, has a great development team a wide user base and a huge amount of feedback and experience behind it. Yet its not nearly as fast as LegacyOS, Environments such as KDE, Mate, Cinnamon, even LXDE or LXQT are nowhere near as fast as the desktop that LegacyOS uses and it's intuitive which is just a huge bonus to an already impressive experience.

There are other distributions which offer you a great experience, Fedora (Fantastic), Ubuntu (Always stable and great to use - Heavy resource usage though), Debian (Stable, useful, dependable and worry free, moderate resource usage) these are 3 alternatives and I mention them because they are all great but none of them come to the speed of LegacyOS especially on older hardware which is a massive selling point for me.

If any of what I have mentioned piques your interest, please give this often over looked Linux Distro a view please. I think you will be impressed and find it worth your time. Best regards to all.


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


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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