Slacko Puppy 6.3 (Slackware-Compatible) is Released

November 17, 2015 - The developers group led by 01micko has released the latest build of Slacko Puppy, version 6.3. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available.

slacko puppy desktop
Slacko Puppy 6.3 desktop.

Open folder of Slacko 6.3 and choose your preferred ISO*.

Open folder of Slacko 6.3 and choose your preferred ISO*.

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

ISO Size: 208 MB (32-bit); 234 MB (64-bit)

* Note: If unsure about the bit rating of your machine, use 32-bit.

Release Notes: For 32-bit and 64-bit, plus Additional Notes by 01micko

Forum feedback and bugs: Slacko 6.3.

The new Slacko Puppy 6.3:

  • is built with the Woof-CE (community) build system;
  • uses kernel 3.14.55 LTS NO PAE, with alternative kernels accessible via Change Kernel GUI;
  • is compatible with Slackware/Salix packages accessible through the Package Manager (note that native Puppy Linux packages are called PETs);
  • has new GUI features such as pTheme and JWM-2.3.2 latest window manager;
  • can use f2fs filesystem as well as download/install sfs (compressed) software add-ons;
  • has the latest applications notably Firefox ESR 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 graphics card and wired/wireless connections.

The older releases of Slacko are shown below:

Read more... Added by raffy November 17, 2015 (10:00PM)

Quirky Release by Barry

April 9, 2015 - Barry Kauler, creator of Puppy Linux, released his latest Quirky version 7.0.3 with code name April.

Quirky desktop

Barry's goals in building Quirky are:

  • To experiment with new ideas (such as a Linux build optimized for flash devices);
  • To use full Linux installation in a flash drive or Linux filesystem/partition (other Puppy Linux builds have a technique for minimal install called Frugal install);
  • To implement easy upgrade, recovery or backup.

Read this to explore the more technical goals of Quirky.

Follow the Forum discussion of the latest Quirky release.


To be able to use Quirky 7.0.3, you must install it WHILE USING LINUX. An easy way to get into Linux is to install it in Windows (XP, Vista or 7) with this build of Puppy.

Use GParted (under the System menu) to build a Linux partition of at least 2 GB (the safest is to use a flash drive for this).

Open the appropriate Quirky 7.0.3 folder at ibiblio or nluug to download the install scripts and corresponding install file.

Follow the install instructions.

Note: Do not forget to have Quirky check for updates after successfully booting it.

Added by raffy April 9, 2015 (8:00PM)

Tahrpup CE is Released

February 6, 2015 UPDATE - Note that the new files are numbered 6.0.2.

October 26, 2014 - Tahrpup 6.0 is released by 666philb in the Forum.

Tahrpup desktop

Tahrpup uses Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr packages and includes the bugfixes and improvements from the woof CE build system. It is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 packages. The Linux kernel version is 3.14.20.

Explore the Tharpup folder at ibiblio or nluug for downloads (Try the PAE build first).

Report bugs in the Forum.

Added by raffy October 26, 2014 (10:00PM)

Fatdog64 Releases and Updates

October 26, 2014 - QUICK UPDATE: Fatdog64 700 beta 2 is released, see the Forum discussion.

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.

Fatdog64 desktop

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.

Comments (0) Added by raffy October 26, 2014 (9:40PM)

Precise Puppy is Released

August 3, 2013 - A version 5.7.1 update of Precise Puppy is now available. Precise Puppy is a Long Term Supported release, following Ubuntu Precise Pangolin's LTS attribute. The kernel version of the standard release is 3.9.11 (PAE, i686) while an older kernel 3.2.48 (i486, no PAE ) is used with the retro release (the retro has many device drivers, including analog modem drivers).

Download the STANDARD precise-5.7.1.iso here or there, size = 156 MB, md5sum = c4999c4bd8ca3a8fc935389c2667f848.

Download the RETRO precise-5.7.1-retro.iso here or there, size = 201 MB, md5sum = 8c1d7db20a055fe847ed954fc246e078. NOTE: This has additional drivers, including analog modem drivers, and has Opera as additional browser for PCs with 256 MB or less random-access memory (RAM).

precise puppy desktop
Precise Puppy 5.7.1 boots with a new Xorg Video Wizard that can recover from blackout/reboot at first boot.

Read more about Precise Puppy 5.7.1, visit the forum discussion, or check for updates by searching for "precise" in Barry's blog.

Read more... Comments (0) Added by raffy August 3, 2013 (10:00PM)

New Racy Puppy

March 3, 2013 - System-level updates for RacyPuppy (home-grown Puppy for new PCs) have been made by Barry Kauler, creator of Puppy Linux. Open this folder for ISO download and release notes of the new RacyPuppy version 5.5.

April 5, 2012 - Racy Puppy has been updated to version 5.3. It is Wary with new Xorg 7.6 and kernel 3.0.25 - a version of Wary enhanced to run on new PCs, 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.

Download racy-5.3.iso here or there, size = 112.8 MB, md5sum = 5e2775f136be67a71ff2dc2835ae7a39 (it is smaller than Wary because it lacks dial-up modem drivers).

racy puppy desktop
Racy boots directly to graphical desktop - it can use the full potential of graphics devices and has new device drivers for new PCs.

Read more about Racy Puppy 5.3, visit the forum discussion, or check for updates by searching for "racy" in Barry's blog.

NOTE: If you can't boot Racy, then try Wary - it also has dial-up modem drivers (not included in Racy).

Comments (0) Added by raffy March 3, 2013 (8:00PM)

New Wary Puppy is Released

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 of the LTS kernel.

Download wary-5.3.iso here or there, size = 136.7 MB, md5sum = d8b496afe0970a124fa69a62dd608801

wary puppy desktop
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:

Read more... Comments (0) Added by raffy March 3, 2013 (7:30PM)

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
Windows boot dialog after installation

grub menu at boot time
Grub menu for options in booting Puppy Linux
(Don't use save file when making its backup or investigating problems.)

Comments (0) Added by raffy March 3, 2013 (9:59AM)

Lucid Puppy 528 Released as Finlandia

August 17, 2011 - Lucid Puppy Coordinator Playdayz announced: "[Lucid Puppy] 5.2.8 is the fastest, friendliest, and most fun Lucid yet. It is the fastest because it is the first Lucid [Puppy] to use the C and ffmpeg libraries optimized for i686 computers .. It is the friendliest because special attention has been devoted to the user experience.. 5.2.8 uses the Roxterm console which has copy and paste and other features like a text editor.. uses an entirely new Control Panel that makes it easier to customize and configure Lucid to one’s liking.. 5.2.8 includes more wallpapers and themes than any previous Lucid."

Lucid Puppy 528 desktop

"In addition to the faster libraries, there are new and updated firmware and drivers for many devices, courtesy of forum member tempestuous. Further, the hardware detection and configuration routines have been extensively tested and enhanced by forum member rerwin.. Finally, the overall look and feel, the friendly and fun stuff, has been influenced by forum member pemasu [in whose] honor, [Lucid Puppy] 5.2.8 is nicknamed Finlandia."

Download Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 from here, 129 MB, md5sum = f04ec9ef3540be8e50d0a24c512e1309

NOTE: Update 02 is available - click here to download, then click on the file to install it. Optional multimedia update is here.

Torrent (thanks to mchlbk)

Comments (2) Added by raffy August 18, 2011 (8:57PM)

ISpup is a NOP is a Quirky 120

July 24, 2011 - ISpup is here, an industrial-strength, optimized and enhanced Quirky-120 NOP.

ISpup desktop

Forum member TLM has released ISpup and hosted the ISO at his site ISpup is based on the nice and WIN-looking NOP, which in turn is based on Quirky 120. There are many software updates in ISpup, including Firefox 5 and a number of tricks to make your computing more productive and fun.

To know more about ISpup or to get add-on software, visit the forum announcement or go to ISpup's home page.

Download from ISpup home or from 132 MB, md5sum = cee03b976ab2ee0e4f125d461f7c31f0

Comments (0) Added by raffy July 24, 2011 (7:30PM)

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