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Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux
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Puppy Linux Raspup 8.2.1
DeveloperBarry Kauler (original)
Larry Short, Mick Amadio and Puppy community (current)
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelPrimarily open source
Initial release0.1[1]/ 19 June 2003 (2003-06-19)
Latest release8.2.1[2] (Raspup) / 1 July 2020 (2020-07-01)
Marketing targetLive CD, Netbooks, older systems and general use
Package managerPuppy Package Manager
Platformsx86, x86-64, ARM
Kernel typeLinux
Default user interfaceJWM / IceWM + ROX Desktop
LicenseGNU GPL and various others
Official websitewww.puppylinux.com

Puppy Linux is an operating system and family of light-weight Linux distributions that focus on ease of use[3] and minimal memory footprint. The entire system can be run from random-access memory with current versions generally taking up about 600 MB (64-bit), 300 MB (32-bit), allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started. Applications such as AbiWord, Gnumeric and MPlayer are included, along with a choice of lightweight web browsers and a utility for downloading other packages. The distribution was originally developed by Barry Kauler and other members of the community, until Kauler retired in 2013.[4] The tool Woof can build a Puppy Linux distribution from the binary packages of other Linux distributions.[5]

  1. ^ "Puppy Time Line pre-Puppy Version 1 (2003-2005)". PuppyLinux. Archived from the original on 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  2. ^ "Puppy Linux Raspup 8.2.1 Released". 2020-07-01. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  3. ^ Fosdick, Howard (October 8, 2007). "An in-depth look at Puppy Linux". DesktopLinux. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Kauler, Barry. "TahrPup 6.0". Bkhome.org. Archived from the original on 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  5. ^ "Announcement and release notes for Lucid Puppy 5.0".

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