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What is Puppy Linux?

Puppy Linux is a Live CD Linux distribution that is very small and focuses on ease of use[citation needed]. If the computer has at least 64 MB of RAM (depending on the version, up to at least 256 MB of RAM[citation needed]), the entire operating system and all the applications will run from RAM, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system starts. Applications such as SeaMonkeyAbiWordGnumeric, and Gxine/xine are included. The distribution is actively developed by Barry Kauler and other active members of the community. Puppy is considered its own distribution, meaning that it is not based on any other Linux distribution, such as Debian or Slackware.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_Linux

Why use Puppy?

Puppy Linux is an excellent distribution for persons without "high-end" systems and whom are yet in need of a fully-functional personal computer system.  The Puppy Linux distro does not require high hardware specifications as far as internal ram or CPU speed.  There are many different "puplets" to choose from, so you can get one of literally hundreds of builds custom tailored to suit your needs.

What is a Pet?

Puppy Linux distributes easy-to-use software in the form of a .pet package.  Simply speaking a PET package is a .tar.gz file with a few modifications.  A file that tells the operating system where to install the program, libraries included and the .desktop file along with a broad multitude of other components.  Whilst it is very possible to compile and execute your own binary files using such resources as the devxXXX.sfs file, the typical user is more prone to just download a simple PET package to automate the process.

What is a Repository?

Puppy Linux like most other popular distributions use repositories to store data files that can be indexed and then used by the users with a package manager.  Puppy Linux includes a built in package manager called Puppy Package Manager.  You can find this tool along with a broad array of other system utilities in the system menu. 

Our Mission.

Our mission is actually a very simple one; we would like to merge all of the loose "rouge" PET packages on the internet, index them, distribute & house them, and create an online data-bank of several thousand solid packages.  This would allows users to locate, download & install packages with-out having to search the internet for hours to find one program or library.

Ready to Download?

We host the latest version of Puppy Linux you can get that directly by clicking here.  Or perhaps you want another flavoer of Puppy, in which case please read about other distros by clicking here.
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