Linux Distributions

Puppy Linux – family of modular Linux distributions

Puppy Linux is a collection of multiple Linux distributions, built on the same shared principles, built using the same set of tools, built on top of a unique set of puppy specific applications and configurations and generally speaking provide consistent behaviours and features, no matter which flavours you choose.

Puppy Linux is a highly portable and extremely lightweight distro as it can run inside RAM. It’s also possible to run the distro from your hard disk. If you have old hardware, this may be an excellent distro to choose, as its system requirements are extremely frugal. Puppy is also very useful as a system rescue CD.

The distro has a unique look and feel.

Puppy Linux

Working state:Active
Desktop:JWM (Joe's Window Manager)
Init Software:SysV
Package Management:PET
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:x86_64, x86, armhf
Developer:Puppy Linux Team
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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