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*NEW* Tahrpup 6.0 CE

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.

*NEW* Quirky Release by Barry

October 25, 2014 - Barry Kauler, creator of Puppy Linux, released his new Quirky version named Unicorn.

Quirky Unicorn desktop

Barry's goals in building Quirky are:

  • To experiment with new ideas (such as a Puppy Linux 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 Quirky Unicorn.

Quick test: Try the ISO - click to browse its folder.
RAM of 2 GB is required by the ISO!

FULL INSTALL: TRY THE FOLLOWING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

To be able to use Quirky, 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 Quirky folder at ibiblio or nluug to download the install scripts and corresponding install file:

Note: Do not forget to check for updates after installing Quirky.

Slacko Puppy (Slackware-Compatible Build)

March 9, 2014 - The developers group led by 01micko has released the latest build of Slacko Puppy, version 5.7.

Open ibiblio.org folder of Slacko 5.7 and choose your preferred ISO*.

Open nluug.nl folder of Slacko 5.7 and choose your preferred ISO*.

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

ISO Size: 161 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 (512 MB is recommended).

slacko puppy desktop
Slacko Puppy 5.7 desktop.

Notes: Release Notes and Additional Notes by Developer

Forum feedback and bugs: Slacko 5.7.

The new Slacko Puppy 5.7:

  • is built with the new Woof-CE (community) build system;
  • uses long-term-supported Linux kernels 3.4.82 for non-PAE and 3.10.32 for PAE 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);
  • features new GUI enhancements;
  • has the latest applications, including Abiword, Sylpheed Mail, and 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 wired and wireless connections including wireless modems;

For previous versions of Slacko, see the news page.

Windows Installer (EXE installer)

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. Note that the current release is Slacko at version 5.7, Lucid Puppy is at version 5.28, and the default PAE ISO in Slacko enables access to installed RAM in machines with more than 4 GB.

The installer will add to your boot menu (1) Linux in the first boot dialogue and (2) Grub menu for choosing how to use Puppy Linux in the second boot dialogue. The file menu.lst and a "puppy" folder containing the Puppy Linux files will be added to your hard drive.

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.)

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