What is Puppy Linux?
Why use Puppy?
What is a Pet?
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 Repository?
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.
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.
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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.
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.