Puppy Linux 4.3.1 Bugfix Release

Puppy Linux 4.3.1, a bugfix release for 4.3.0, is out. Read Barry Kauler's announcement.

For minimal download (if you have the 4.3.0 installed), get this PET then click on it to run (it will upgrade your system).

For downloading the bigger files, go to the download directory at ibiblio or nluug and view the readme.
Note: The main download is pup-431.iso = 105 MB with md5sum of 561c83156b4dae5da0b6135b53d8c421.

See the Release Notes (all notes for version 4.3.x)

Added by raffy October 17, 2009 (5:24AM)

Rafael on June 10, 2010 (10:25PM)

Here is a copy of what I wrote on Linux Questions:

I wish to thank all of the posters for their comments on this thread. After reading much about the different Linux distros available, and realizing that even when OO can be successfully installed in one way or another, there would always be the problem of wireless connectivity, which is, of course, the whole point of having Linux on an old laptop.

I downloaded Puppy Linux 4.3.1 months ago and was so thrilled with the results, I gave my wife a big hug. She understands how strange things excite me. Everything worked on every laptop with the exception of the headphones not disabling the internal speakers on my Toshiba. I ran almost every “puplet” variation of 4.3.1: Bruno Pup, Lucid Pup, MacPup, Puppy Stardust 013, and my favorite, Lighthouse Pup 443Gu2 which offers four desktop choices: JWM, IceWM, LXDE and Openbox. The Pwireless application worked in every instance except for the LXDE and Openbox desktop in Lighthouse. Lighthouse does not look as “cartoony” as the classic 4.3.1 (which I didn’t really mind since everything worked).

The following info is for absolute newbies: Here’s how easy it is - weighing in at about 100MB Puppy loads into ram (like DSL) and you can remove the CD so you can play an audio CD or DVD if you want. When finished, save all your new settings and bookmarks from your session to a pupsave file that you elect to create on your hard drive or flash drive. Because it loads to ram, Puppy is blazingly fast. You can leave your Windows OS completely untouched. Abiword and Gnumeric, which comprise Gnome Office, can save in Microsoft formats and can open Word and Excel documents. If I want to open a Powerpoint presentation sent via email, I download it to any drive then go to my Google Docs account and upload it to its online presentation program. Tah-dah!

Puppy is the single greatest introduction to Linux, IMHO, and I feel so confident with it that I plan to teach a class in it for Linux-curious Windows users in September. Barry Kauler’s contribution to the Linux community with his Puppy distro cannot be exaggerated. My favorite distros so far are Puppy Linux and its puplets, Linux Mint, and Zenwalk. Currently, I’m playing with Lubuntu 10.04. I think I’ll try TinyMe again for the heck of it. Here are the rankings for the aforementioned distros on Distrowatch.com:

Puppy: 11
Linux Mint: 3
Zenwalk: 23

ejmv on December 17, 2009 (10:33PM)

Your distro is absolutely amazing

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