Long-Term-Supported WaryPuppy

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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 2.6.32.59 of the LTS kernel.

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

Read more about Wary Puppy 5.3, visit the forum discussion, or check the Wary updates.

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.


November 18, 2011 - Wary Puppy 5.2.2 is released, see the announcement by Barry Kauler. It is a minor upgrade and bug-fix release of Wary 5.2. A new project planner is included.


October 14, 2011 - Wary Puppy 5.2 is released, see the announcement by Barry Kauler. There is a service pack of October 28, 2011 that brings the version to 5.2.1.

Wary Puppy 5.2.1 has:

  • new or upgraded applications such as PupCamera and PuppyPhone (Psip);
  • lots of recompiled and updated packages, enabling the old-hardware-friendly Xorg 7.3 to be upgraded to the newer Xorg 7.6 using a single PET mega-package (choose ALL in the Package Manager and locate the xorg76_mega_pkg at the bottom of the list);
  • better stability with continuing bug fixes and long-term supported kernel 2.6.32 build 45.

For older posts about Wary Puppy releases, see the news site.

RacyPuppy with New Kernel

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 - RacyPuppy 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).

racypuppy desktop
RacyPuppy 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 RacyPuppy 5.3, visit the forum discussion, or check for updates by searching for "racy" in Barry's blog.

Quote  Bow wow WOW! Amazing what you can do with older computers with the little guy. (Wary is little,...but he runs with the big dogs).
- Nitehawk (Florida, USA)


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