What is Puppy Linux?
Puppy Linux is an operating system for computers. Other well-known
operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, and MS-DOS. Puppy
Linux is based on GNU/Linux. It is completely free and open source software.
Is there a HowTo?
What are Puppy's Aims?
Puppy Linux Mission Statement (Barry Kauler):
How is Puppy organised?
It depends on what is trying to be achieved
Version 4.2 of Puppy is run by project leader Warren Willson
Individual projects are run by individuals or a core cell of individuals
Because Puppy is both flexible and fast, we can set up an organization as required for a given aim
Who owns Puppy?
We all do. Puppy is covered by the LGPL license, an open source license
Who created Puppy?
Puppy Linux was first released in June 2003 by Barry Kauler The community, is completely organic, without any formal agenda or structure. It often takes newcomers a while to realise that there aren't really any rules to Puppy, if you want to do something, make a new Puplet, offer your skills or take things in a new direction . . .
Where does the name come from?
"The real Puppy, the mascot for Puppy Linux, was a very tiny dog, a Chihuahua, but totally fearless. He didn't seem to know that he was vulnerable because of his small size. Once when my sister was visiting my country property, she brought her Blue Heeler, a very solid middle-sized dog named Muti. We were out walking, and suddenly there was a substantial rustling of branches of a large bush, something was in or behind the bush. Muti took fright and ran back behind the legs of my sister, whereas Puppy got into launch position in front of the bush and barked furiously. It turned out to be my dad playing a trick on the dogs. Puppy used to chase kangaroos and other big wild animals. Anyway, Puppy Linux is like that, reckless, unshackled, in memory of the mascot" - Barry Kauler
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