March 10, 2013 - A version 5.5 update of Precise Puppy is now available. Precise Puppy 5.x is a new Puppy compatible with Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04.2+ binary DEB packages (To read about the first Precise Puppy, see the first announcement by Barry Kauler). Precise Puppy will be a Long Term Supported release, following Ubuntu Precise Pangolin's LTS attribute. The kernel remains at 3.2.29 (this has many device drivers) and is PAE-enabled, so only high-RAM PCs may be able to boot Precise Puppy 5.5 (see below for non-PAE build).
For older machines like Pentium II that could not benefit from the high-memory capability of the standard Precise Puppy, get WaryPuppy.
March 5, 2013 - The developers group led by 01micko has released the latest build of Slacko Puppy, version 5.5:
Open ibiblio.org folder of Slacko 5.5 and choose your preferred ISO*.
Open nluug.nl folder of Slacko 5.5 and choose your preferred ISO*.
ISO Size: 165 MB
* Note: The PAE build is for machines with more than 4 GB of memory chips.
Forum discussion of Slacko 5.5.
The new Slacko Puppy 5.5:
The older releases of Slacko are shown below:
Since July 2010, Kirk and Jamesbond have been releasing new versions and updates of Fatdog64 (64-bit Puppy Linux). Each major release has matching PETs and SFSs. Go to Fatdog64's website for a quick start.
The Linux kernel is always the cutting-edge version at the time of release and the window manager is Openbox /LXPanel. Fatdog has always included the latest Firefox, GIMP (image editor), and KINO (video editor). Its default wallpaper started with the classic Seagull that was with Puppy Linux version 1. Fatdog may be traditional in looks but it is bleeding-edge in content!
Download the newest ISO from ibiblio (click here to open the ISO folder) - note that the most recent build uses the highest version number. Additional packages like PETs are installed from the package manager, while SFS can be downloaded from here - to use SFS, copy to /mnt/home and reboot (this assumes that you are already using a save file). Read here about the SFS.
For more information and feedback, visit the Forum.
March 3, 2013 - System-level updates for RacyPuppy (home-grown Puppy for new PCs) have been made by Barry Kauler, creator of Puppy Linux. Open this folder for ISO download and release notes of the new RacyPuppy version 5.5.
April 5, 2012 - Racy Puppy has been updated to version 5.3. It is Wary with new Xorg 7.6 and kernel 3.0.25 - a version of Wary enhanced to run on new PCs, see the announcement by Barry Kauler. There is now greater support for internationalization, and lots of bugs have been fixed. Language "langpacks" are now available with included translations for both the system and applications.
NOTE: If you can't boot Racy, then try Wary - it also has dial-up modem drivers (not included in Racy).
March 3, 2013 - System-level updates for WaryPuppy (home-grown Puppy for older PCs) have been made by Barry Kauler, creator of Puppy Linux. Open this folder for ISO download and release notes of the new WaryPuppy version 5.5.
April 5, 2012 - Wary Puppy 5.3 is released, see the announcement by Barry Kauler. There is now greater support for internationalization, and lots of bugs have been fixed. Language "langpacks" are now available with included translations for both the system and applications. It has also been updated to version 126.96.36.199 of the LTS kernel.
For former releases and additional list of Wary characteristics, read more below:
Use EXE installer to install Puppy Linux in Windows PC. This involves downloading an exe installer and then clicking on it (the usual way of installing programs in Windows). Find the version you like through the links below:
The installer will add (1) Linux to your Windows boot dialogue and (2) Grub menu for choosing how to use Puppy Linux. Also, two directories will be added to your hard drive: a "boot" directory containing the boot scripts, plus a "puppy" folder containing the Puppy Linux files.
Windows boot dialog after installation
Grub menu for options in booting Puppy Linux
(Don't use save file when making its backup or investigating problems.)
August 17, 2011 - Lucid Puppy Coordinator Playdayz announced: "[Lucid Puppy] 5.2.8 is the fastest, friendliest, and most fun Lucid yet. It is the fastest because it is the first Lucid [Puppy] to use the C and ffmpeg libraries optimized for i686 computers .. It is the friendliest because special attention has been devoted to the user experience.. 5.2.8 uses the Roxterm console which has copy and paste and other features like a text editor.. uses an entirely new Control Panel that makes it easier to customize and configure Lucid to one’s liking.. 5.2.8 includes more wallpapers and themes than any previous Lucid."
"In addition to the faster libraries, there are new and updated firmware and drivers for many devices, courtesy of forum member tempestuous. Further, the hardware detection and configuration routines have been extensively tested and enhanced by forum member rerwin.. Finally, the overall look and feel, the friendly and fun stuff, has been influenced by forum member pemasu [in whose] honor, [Lucid Puppy] 5.2.8 is nicknamed Finlandia."
Download Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 from here, 129 MB, md5sum = f04ec9ef3540be8e50d0a24c512e1309
Torrent (thanks to mchlbk)
July 24, 2011 - ISpup is here, an industrial-strength, optimized and enhanced Quirky-120 NOP.
Forum member TLM has released ISpup and hosted the ISO at his site revolutionvoice.com. ISpup is based on the nice and WIN-looking NOP, which in turn is based on Quirky 120. There are many software updates in ISpup, including Firefox 5 and a number of tricks to make your computing more productive and fun.
UPDATE: 07/024/11 Now based on Wary 5.1.2
I am pleased to publicly announce the release of our latest version of ShepherdPup Linux (Forum).
This third anniversary edition of ShepherdPup Linux is a self contained freely distributable derivative of Puppy Linux featuring the all new pBiblx2 - Field Wise Bible System (Forum) complete with the many Christian resource materials that we are currently using and developing in our own daily ministries. It is an excellent starting point for you to add your own personal additions as well. (Think "Bible Server Seed")
From its very conception, ShepherdPup has been developed to stand out from other bible software by following this simple motto "It's meant to be given". This new edition takes the concept of bible sharing to even greater depths. You are welcome to use and modify it as your outreach efforts in the Lord see fit.
More details and a functional on line "live demo" of the pBiblx2 CGI is available at:
May 11, 2011 - James C has created Lucid 525 Retro-188.8.131.52 - it is the new Lucid Puppy 5.25 that has the kernel of Puppy Linux 4.31. It is good for users of version 4.31 who like to have the new tricks of Lucid Puppy 525. See the forum announcement, with James C's description, "This should provide all the hardware compatibility (and extra drivers) and stability from Puppy 4.31 combined with all of the new up-to-date applications from Lucid 525".
Download the ISO:lupu-525-184.108.40.206.iso, 130 MB, md5sum = f9dbe43414b605c921ada5263d27a316.
Extra drivers are available in the Murga Forum, thanks to Tempestuous.