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).
Download precise-5.5.iso here or there, size = 167 MB, md5sum = 55b3006e3f43cecc4940471d12c7e308.
Precise Puppy boots directly to a clean graphical desktop - it is optimized for new PCs.
Read more about Precise Puppy 5.5, visit the forum discussion, or check for updates by searching for "precise" in Barry's blog.
Non-PAE Upup Precise Puppy is being maintained by Pemasu, with the newest build based on kernel 3.82 - download the 168 MB ISO here or get tips and report bugs in the Forum discussion.
For older machines like Pentium II that could not benefit from the high-memory capability of the standard Precise Puppy, get WaryPuppy.
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Fatdog64 Releases and Updates
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.
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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 22.214.171.124 of the LTS kernel.
Download wary-5.3.iso here or there, size = 136.7 MB, md5sum = d8b496afe0970a124fa69a62dd608801
Wary 5.3 runs well on old PCs, but it can upgrade display for new PCs with the new Xorg 7.6 - try Menu-Setup-Video Upgrade Wizard. The screenshot shows the Wary desktop.
Read more about Wary Puppy 5.3, visit the forum discussion, or check the Wary updates.
For former releases and additional list of Wary characteristics, read more below:
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Install Puppy Linux in Windows
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.)
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Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 is Released
April 2, 2011 - Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 is released!
Download version 5.2.5 from ibiblio.org:
or explore the
Download version 5.2.5 from nluug.nl:
or explore the
MD5 Checksum: b6658ab75cd5d48f358f0ee31b06b934
ISO Size: 128MB
Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 desktop with first-run and browser wizards.
New in Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 (released April 2, 2011):
- Bash 4.1.0, Syslinux 4.03, e2fsprogs 1.41.14, JWM 500, Gnumeric 1.10.13;
- updated PBurn and Gnome-MPlayer 1.02;
- built from Woof of February 26, 2011.
Lucid Puppy 5.2 (released January 5, 2011):
Announcement and Release Notes
Tips and Tricks
- is still compatible with Ubuntu packages;
- has QuickSet for point-and-click desktop configuration;
- has QuickPet for updates, diagnostics, and package installs;
- has alternative window managers (XFCE, Fluxbox) through the package manager;
- includes language packs for 11 different languages;
- a true Puppy Linux built using Woof, the magical build script of Chief Developer Barry Kauler.
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XOpup 1.0 is Released
October 17, 2010 - XOpup 1.0 is released. The XOpup is a result of almost a year of labor and advocacy from forum member mavrothal - see the Forum announcement
Mavrothal was glad that his persistence plus the help of developers finally led to this release. He acknowledges the help of "01micko with crucial input from Mitch Bradley, Anna, Paul Fox, Edie Owens and ttuuxxx".
Mavrothal continues: XOpup-1 is based on Puppylinux 5.1.1 with several customizations to fit the hardware.
In addition to the custom kernels and under the hood optimizations, it includes custom desktop, quickpet, first-run screen, battery monitor, touchpad widget for XO-1, swap-file maker and power management.
It also includes other goodies like the free-memory deamon, the lupu-511 "light" version of the Midori browser as default, and all the standard Puppylinux 5.1.1 applications and programs.
Download XOpup 1.0
[tar.gz] 114 MB, md5sum = e01bced2c4d24677119291ec3a3ef501
The compressed tarball shall be expanded to a DOS/VFAT or Linux/Ext2-3 formatted USB or SD flash and used to boot the XO-1 or XO-1.5. Read more details in the build announcement
For feedback, visit the
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August 7, 2010 - Puppeee, amazing distro for the eeePC,
In the puppeee home page
, Jemimah wrote:
Puppeee is an ultralight, user-friendly Linux distribution for the EeePC
Puppeee should work on EeePCs with Intel GMA900, GMA950, and GMA3150 graphics cards. This is most 10 inch or smaller models. There is partial support for the 1101HA/1201HA with the GMA500 using Xvesa.
Jemimah has described Puppeee's development in the Forum
: Puppeee comes with a custom ultralight preemptive kernel optimized specifically for Atom or Celeron processors - the result is fast boot time, high performance, and low power usage.
and read the install instructions given in the same page.
For feedback, visit the puppeee forum
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Quirky is Released - Barry's Testing Platform
June 5, 2010 - Quirky 1.20 is released. Get the qrky-120.iso
and read Barry's announcement
. Note: qret-120.iso is the retro version (using the kernel of version 4.3.1).
May 5, 2010 - Quirky 1.00 is released, a 106-MB test platform for cutting-edge features of Puppy Linux.
Q1.00 is a multimedia special that should be able to play most multimedia formats. It also supports 3G modems.
The Linux kernel version is 126.96.36.199 and the default window manager is Openbox with Fbpanel (JWM is also available).
The builder of Q1.00 is "Woof", Barry Kauler's scripts for building a Puppy Linux distro from another distro's binary packages. However, Q1.00 is "home-grown" as Barry used binaries that he himself built from T2.
With Q1.00 released, a home-grown Woof-let, other Puppy Linux devs can use its tested features to deliver new Woof-lets from mainstream distros, benefitting the user with a wide array of packages while keeping the OS compact.
See Barry's announcement
and go to the download folders at ibiblio.org
. Get quirky-100.iso
, 106 MB, md5sum = ed663f31c5ac2f4ae4819dcf3b8d2199
For feedback, visit the Forum
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Go-OpenOffice Available as sfs4
Oct 31, 2009 - Forum member playdayz made available Go-OpenOffice 3.1.1 (see his Forum post
"If anyone is interested I made an sfs of go-openoffice 3.1.1. The hype is that it is faster starting up (it is fast in my experience), lighter weight, more compatible with microsoft office documents, and with a less cluttered interface.. This is No frills.. there are no menu entries or other conveniences. The desktop files for each program are in /opt/openoffice.org3/share/xdg, and you can drag them to the desktop for convenience. "
Important: Use this only with Puppy 4.3.1 or newer version. Look here
for an example of the use of sfs in PuppyLinux 4.3.1 (bugfix version of 4.3).
Download the sfs
163 MB md5sum 63c6a76d95a806c4c8ca9fc802585b35
with sfs3 (for Puppy 4.2.1 or earlier)
Comments (2) Added by raffy October 31, 2009 (7:15AM)
Reviews of Puppy Linux 4.3.0
Here are the reviews of Puppy Linux 4.3.0/4.3.1 (Links will be added as they are discovered - thanks to cthisbear):
Michael (see below) added his favorite review of Puppy 4.2:
Comments (4) Added by raffy October 20, 2009 (4:06AM)