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Official software packages are available via the Puppy Package Manager:
There are two main software package types, identified by their file extension:
Other software package types:

Software installation

Ensure that the latest available versions of the following packages are installed:
bzip2, curl, dosfstools, e2fsprogs, grep, ntfs3g, tar, wget, xz

Since the installation of any software package involves occupying partition space, the installation will fail if there is not sufficient, free space on the target installation partition. Sometimes installing PET and TXZ packages to frugal Puppy installations requires the amount of free space inside the personal storage file to be at least 3 times the size of the package.

Software package download location:
One needs to know to which location a software package has been downloaded to. If a Web browser is used for downloading, then it would need to be manually configured to the user's preference.

How to upgrade the default software

Installing PET software packages
Acquire (download) the relevant PET software package then, after downloading has finished, single-left-click on it, e.g. pidgin, wine

To reverse the process, i.e. to un-install PET software packages, go to the un-installing page.

Installing PET packages within frugal Puppy installations
Installing PET packages within full Puppy installations
No personal storage save files are involved. Download a PET software package; then single-left-click on it for automatic installation.

Installing TXZ software packages
Download and install the software package file anywhere, and outside any personal save file, e.g. libreoffice, opera, seamonkey, thunderbird

Installing SFS software packages

Software Repositories

Software disclaimer: absolutely no warranty given or implied, so use any software package entirely at your own risk
Software package names that contain a suffix denote the environment in which the package was compiled (built). This provides some indication of whether or not a certain package is compatible with one's operating system. One will not know of compatibility for sure unless the installation is actually attempted, so always have a back up of the current system before installing any package.
Also see
How to build (compile) a software package from the source code and install it
How to create a software package for Puppy
How to create desktop icons
Pet files
SFS files

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