Puppyspace Pet Store Now Open
From the site:
"This site is a repository for Puppy Linux 3rd Party Packages and miscellaneous library files.
Registered Puppy Linux users and developers will have the ability to upload their work to the Pet Store, so all community members can download and install the fine software developed for or ported to Puppy Linux."
Comments (0) Added by terrier July 29, 2009 (2:34AM)
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?
HowTo for Puppy Linux. Also try the WikiBook, or the Getting Started in the Forum.
How is Puppy Different?
- Small size, around 100MB! This lends itself to some very useful and unique features
- 'Live' booting from CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives, and other portable media.
- Runs from RAM, making it unusually fast for older or modern PCs and netbooks with solid state CF drives
- Very low minimum system requirements
- Boot time, well under a minute, on most systems 30-40 secs
- Usability and Compatibility
- Includes range of applications: wordprocessors,
spreadsheets, internet browsers, games and image editors. Extra
software in the form of dotpets. There is a Puppy Software Installer
- Puppy is easy to use and little technical knowledge is assumed. Hardware is automatically detected.
What are Puppy's Aims?
Puppy Linux Mission Statement (Barry Kauler):
Puppy will easily install to USB, Zip or hard drive media
- Booting from CD, Puppy will load totally into RAM so that the CD drive is then free for other purposes
- Puppy will be extremely friendly for Linux newbies
- Puppy will boot up and run extraordinarily fast
- Puppy will have all the applications needed for daily use
- Puppy will just work, no hassles
- Puppy will breathe new life into old PCs
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
Comments (2) Added by admin July 19, 2009 (8:49AM)
Download: From Ibiblio site
MD5 Checksum: 5f9febefd6ce70db1bb2d8538f4e2786
ISO Size: 100MB
Free technical support available from the official Puppy Linux forum.
Download mirrors (some of which may provide faster downloads):
Standard and Retro versions available
(Retro version with older 188.8.131.52 kernel is for computers which do not boot with the newer kernel)
Potential system software upgrades
Suggested software upgrades
homebank-4.0.2 with OFX support enabled
Disclaimer: Although every effort is made by Barry Kauler, the creator of Puppy Linux, to ensure that these official releases are stable and nice to your computer, no warranty of merchantability can be given. Please read his disclaimer (at the bottom of this external page) before using Puppy Linux.
Comments (0) Added by raffy July 19, 2009 (8:34AM)
The Puppy Linux Community
The Puppy Linux Community was started by Puppy Linux creator Barry Kauler when he put his work online on June 18, 2003.
Barry's site that was initially at goosee.com is now at puppylinux.com with the gray Puppy logo. Click on the logo below to view Barry's site.
The old website goosee.com is still online, but it now contains EVE, Barry's Embedded Vector Editor, and some personal information about Barry. Click on the logo below to view Barry's site for EVE.
The small community started a forum and then a community site. These are now the murga-linux.com/puppy
Forum and puppylinux.org
. Click on the icons below to visit the sites.
From the main community site, the news and wikka wiki can be accessed. There are also links to the Forum and Barry's blog and download pages. Click on the icons below to visit the wiki and news sites.
News and Archives
Comments (0) Added by raffy July 19, 2009 (4:00AM)
417 alpha available
Yet another alpha! Get it from here
Note there are several isos to choose from depending on harware etc.
Comments (0) Added by terrier July 18, 2009 (6:56PM)
Just starting to figure out how sNews works here.
Let me try adding an image now.
- Feature 1
- Feature 2
- Feature 3
- Feature 4
Comments (0) Added by prit July 15, 2009 (6:25PM)
Our News Site
Welcome to the Puppy Linux News site!
This will be the official community news site.
The multi-user news site is running on sNews
, a fantastic CMS that uses only 2 files together with a MySQL backend.
In this, my first use of the editing page, I saw BB-like buttons for adding HTML code (see the image below). Note that BR inserts a hard break while Break splits the article into a teaser for the front page and a full article for viewing.
You should tick the "Publish" box as well as choose a category under "Customize" for your article to be correctly placed in the site. Filling in the META information will help the search engines index your page.
Admins have access to the image uploading feature via the Admin - Files menu item. Files can be uploaded into folders as long as the folder name is not "files". The folder available for uploading is named "userfiles". Avoid uploading to the "root" folder (..) as this will clutter the main directory.
Feel free to test and hack sNews. As to the current theme, it is here (breaking news theme)
Please post your comments, suggestions and themes/images at the Murga Forum
Comments (3) Added by raffy July 15, 2009 (3:43AM)