Slacko Puppy is Released

August 13, 2013 - The developers group led by 01micko has released the latest build of Slacko Puppy, version 5.6:

Open ibiblio.org folder of Slacko 5.6 and choose your preferred ISO*.

Open nluug.nl folder of Slacko 5.6 and choose your preferred ISO*.

Other download sites are at aarnet, internode, UOC, and VCU.

ISO Size: 165 MB

* Note: The PAE build is for enabling full access to installed RAM in PAE-enabled, high-memory machines. Non-PAE is for older PCs with at least 256 MB RAM.

slacko puppy desktop
Slacko Puppy 5.6 desktop.

Release Notes

Forum feedback and bugs: Slacko 5.6.

The new Slacko Puppy 5.6:

  • supports the new f2fs filesystem;
  • has Linux kernel 3.4.52 for non-PAE and 3.10.5 for PAE-ready build;
  • is compatible with the binary TXZ packages of Slackware 14, accessible through the Package Manager (note that native Puppy Linux packages are called PETs);
  • is made using the latest Woof build system of Puppy Linux;
  • has improved Updates Manager for access to the latest Slackware security fixes;
  • has the latest applications, including Abiword, Sylpheed Mail, and Firefox browser (other browsers are available through the Package Manager);
  • runs first-boot wizard that takes care of your desktop settings and connections;
  • includes support for many wired and wireless connections including wireless modems;
  • has improved graphics and internationalization support;
  • has alternative PAE ISO for enabling full access to installed RAM in PAE-enabled, high-memory machines.

The older releases of Slacko are shown below:


Previous Releases of Slacko

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*.

Other download sites are at aarnet, internode, UOC, and VCU.

ISO Size: 165 MB

* Note: The PAE build is for enabling full access to installed RAM in PAE-enabled, high-memory machines.

slacko puppy desktop
Slacko Puppy 5.5 desktop with first-boot dialog partially shown.

Release Notes

Forum discussion of Slacko 5.5.

The new Slacko Puppy 5.5:

  • is made using the latest Woof build system of Puppy Linux;
  • has Linux kernel 3.2.33 (and 3.4.17 for PAE support);
  • is compatible with the binary packages of Slackware 14, accessible through the Package Manager (note that native Puppy Linux packages are called PETs);
  • has the latest Firefox browser (other browsers are available through the Package Manager);
  • runs first-boot wizard that takes care of your desktop settings and connections;
  • includes support for many wired and wireless connections including wireless modems;
  • has new SFS and Updates managers;
  • has improved graphics and internationalization support;
  • has alternative PAE ISO for enabling full access to installed RAM in PAE-enabled, high-memory machines.


May 5, 2012 - The developers group led by 01micko has released the latest build of Slacko Puppy 5.3.x, version 5.3.3:

Download Slacko 5.3.3 from ibiblio.org: Get slacko-5.3.3-4g-SCSI.iso or explore the folder.

Download Slacko 5.3.3 from nluug.nl: Get slacko-5.3.3-4g-SCSI.iso or explore the folder.

MD5 Checksum: a1d5bbe8c93b121a6a90ad543ad7f1aa

ISO Size: 115.2 MB

slacko puppy desktop
Slacko Puppy 5.3.3 desktop with first-boot dialog.

Release Notes

Forum discussion of Slacko 5.3.3 features and problems.

The new Slacko Puppy 5.3.3:

  • has Linux kernel 3.1.10 made with Aufs (file layer for the use of sfs add-ons);
  • is compatible with the binary packages of Slackware 13.37, accessible through the Package Manager (note that native Puppy Linux packages are called PETs);
  • has Mozilla browser in the latest Seamonkey 2.9.1 suite that also includes email/news client and html editor;
  • runs first-boot wizard that takes care of your desktop settings and connections;
  • includes support for many wired and wireless connections including 3G modems;
  • has Slickpet for adding popular programs to your setup;
  • has excellent multimedia support;
  • has alternative build (PAE HighMem ISO) for enabling full access to installed RAM in PAE-enabled, high-memory machines.

December 12, 2011 - Slacko Puppy 5.3.1 bugfix release is here, replacing the October 24, 2011 Slacko 5.3, see the release notes.

slacko puppy 5.3 desktop
Slacko Puppy with first-boot dialog and slickpet installer of popular applications.

The new Slacko Puppy 5.3.1:

  • is compatible with Slackware-13.37 binary packages;
  • is built with Linux kernel 2.6.37.6 compiled with Aufs (layered file system support);
  • has automatic Internet connectivity with Frisbee Network Manager;
  • has excellent multimedia support;
  • has alternative build (PAE HighMem ISO) for enabling full access to installed RAM in PAE-enabled, high-memory machines.

Download the ISO: click here to open the folder or here, 126.1 MB, md5sum = 448b72e9b3fbd0ebf834cd8491bc30ff

To report problems, visit the forum discussion.

Added by raffy August 13, 2013 (10:00PM)

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