Puppy-icon.png Puppy Linux
2005 (edit)
Version: 5.2.5 (edit)
Release Date: April 2, 2011 (edit)
Next Release: Unknown (edit)
Platform(s): i386 (edit)
Packaging: PET (edit)
Interface(s): JWM (edit)
Derivative of: Independent (edit)
Home Page: http://www.puppylinux.com/ (edit)

Official versions

Most official versions are created from start to finish by Barry Kauler.


The standard Puppy Linux uses Mozilla's Seamonkey internet suite, Abiword and Gnumeric. Version 2.03 had OpenOffice 2. Version 1.09 and 2.15 contained input from the community.


A version of PuppyLinux with a very basic GUI.


Onebone PuppyLinux has no GUI.

Unofficial versions

Like Community Editions, these are based on Puppy versions by Barry Kauler. Unlike Community Editions they are encouraged, but not approved by Barry Kauler. Barry lacks the final say on their release.


For the ASUS Eee PC. See here.



BrowserLinux is a fast and small (69 Mb!) linux distribution based on Puppy Linux for surfing the web.

Wireless works on Asus Eee PC. See browserlinux.com.


DCL uses XFCE and is meant to be more of an out-of-the-box experience. See [1]


Ecopup 0.7

Ecopup will be a puppy based distro for recycling projects and "community computing". It was developed for use in a community centre that recycles computers as well as provides a free cybercafe. As such ecopup does not save history by default, and is designed to be instantly recognizable to people who are used to windows systems (note the blue "E" on the desktop!).


1. To have a large variety of applications that will be required by most non-technical computer users in a low income home environment.

2. To be intuitive and familiar to those with existing windows experience.

3. To be able to be installed extremely simply on donated hardware, in under ten minutes, perminantly removing all traces of the previous windows operating system. This is make it economically viable to refurbish older p.c.'s and sell them at a price point affordable to low income families and individuals.

4. To be natively compatible with as much hardware as possible, *without* additional setup time or training (i.e. autodetect).

eXpand Barbie

Puplet for women with Xfce, StumbleUpon and over 60 links to flash games online including Bubbles.

Fire Hydrant

Comes in 5 versions:

  • 117Mb JWM
  • 131Mb Lightweight
  • 205Mb Abiword
  • 270Mb OpenOffice (cutdown)
  • 447Mb Inferno


Grafpup 2

Grafpup Linux is a desktop operating system with a focus on providing a complete and stable workflow for digital imaging professionals and graphic artists in a very compact package. It runs quite well as a live cd but with persistent storage for your data and a nice package management system for addon software. Packages can even be installed when running the OS from the live cd and will remain there when you reboot. It can also install quite easily to a usb thumbdrive or your hard disk and runs equally well. There are three versions of Grafpup 2; an Opera version, a Seamonkey version and a Dillo version.


Litepup is perfect for building your own customized build, and comes with AbiWord, Dillo, gFTP, Leafpad and mtPaint.



John Murga's 50MB Puplet uses Opera and boots on 128MB RAM along with other changes.


Puplet for a diskless miniPC with Firefox, MPlayer, Sylpheed, Scribus and GIMP. A version is also available with OpenOffice 1.



Codenamed Muppy. Has KDE, OpenOffice 2, Firefox 2, Konqueror, AmaroK, k9copy, K3b, WINE, Inklite, 60 themes and much more.


Nearly Office Puppy with IceWM, XP theme, OpenOffice (not preloaded), nVidia, XSane Blender and Opera, by an aerospace engineer.


pcPuppyOS default desktop

pcPuppyOS includes OxygenOffice, Citrix client, Homebank, Limewire, WINE and Skype. Desktop widgets include Conky, calendar and analogue clock.


Pizzapup 3 desktop

Pizzapup Has IceWM, Firefox, Mplayer and XMMS and remains under 100Mb in size.


PuppyPro default desktop

Has OpenOffice 2, Seamonkey and Scribus. This was the basis of Hacao Linux.


Pupeez Desktop

Pupeez "Simple, Elegant and Fast" Pupeez is aimed to users who just want a internet / media / photo PC. There is one application per task. Pupeez is aimed at 'technophobes', parents and grand parents. Pupeez is desgined to run on a computer with minimum 128Mb RAM. It uses the IceWM Windows Manager and is only a 77Mb download.

Rudy Puppy

RudyPuppy default desktop

  1. OpenOffice.org 2.0 (Office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentation and diagram applications)
  2. the statistical interpreted language "R"
  3. Easychem 0.6 (nice molecular drawing program for X)
  4. OpenStat (simple gui statistical program for windows)
  5. Rlplot 1.2 (editor for scientific graphics)
  6. Mozilla Firefox 2.0 (web browser) + add-ons
  7. Mozilla Seamonkey (web browser, e-mail and html editor)
  8. GAIM (Instant messaging supporting MSN, AOL/AIM, Y!, ICQ and Jabber)
  9. Abiword (Word processor)
  10. Gnumeric (Spreadsheet application)
  11. K3b (CD/DVD burner)
  12. K9copy (DVD ripper)
  13. Gxine (video player)
  14. XMMS (Winamp style audio player)
  15. GIMP (Photoshop style graphics application)
  16. Skype (VoIP)
  17. Java
  18. Flash 9
  19. A PDF reader
  20. WINE (Windows Application Compatibility Layer)
  21. JWM


Has XFCE and Firefox.


TeenPup 1

  1. Open office 3.1
  2. Abiword (Word processor)
  3. Gnumeric (Spreadsheet application)
  4. Konqueror (file and web browser)
  5. Mozilla Seamonkey (web browser, e-mail and html editor)
  6. Kontact (Personal Information Manager)
  7. GAIM (Instant messaging supporting MSN, AOL/AIM, Y!, ICQ and Jabber)
  8. Jabbin
  9. Qcad (Cad Drawing Program)
  10. K3b (CD/DVD burner)
  11. Tellico (Collection Manager)
  12. Scribus (Desktop Publishing)
  13. Gxine (video player)
  14. XMMS (Winamp style audio player)
  15. GIMP (Photoshop style graphics application)
  16. Xara LX (Vector Graphics editing)
  17. DigiKam (Photo management)
  18. Javatunes (Jukebox)
  19. RealPlayer
  20. VLC (Multimedia Player)
  21. Kooka (Scanner software)
  22. Audacity (Audio editing)
  23. Grip (CD ripping)
  24. Karamba (Desktop Widgets)
  25. Kpdf (PDF Reader)
  26. Kscd (CD player)
  27. IceWM



Vision to be released in 2008.


Tmxxine Prism

Prism released August 2007.


Tmxxine Shard

Shard released as a cut-down version August 2007.


Tmxxine Rainbow 1 Beta

Rainbow released May 2007.

  1. ArtOfIllusion-241∞ - 3D modelling and rendering studio written in Java
  2. blender-2.43∞ - Cross Platform 3D content creation suite
  3. cairomm-0.6.0∞ - A C + + wrapper for the cairo graphics library
  4. dcraw-8.66∞ - A cross platform ANSI C program that decodes any raw image from any digital camera
  5. dia-0.95-1∞ - Dia is a diagram drawing software similar to Visio
  6. gc-6.8∞ - intended to be a general purpose, garbage collecting storage replacement for the C
  7. gimp-2.2.13∞ - GNU Image Manipulation Program is for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring
  8. gphoto2-2.3.1∞ - ready to use set of digital camera software applications
  9. gtkam-0.1.41∞ - The official GTK2 GUI for libgphoto2. Its purpose it to provide a standard client for libgphoto2 aimed at GNOME users
  10. gtkmm-2.8.1∞ - Official C + + interface for the popular GUI library GTK+
  11. inkscape-0.45∞ - a Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, that strives to be SVG Compliant, open source, responsive and extensible
  12. jp2∞ - JPEG 2000 gimp plug-in
  13. kompozer-0.77∞ - Nvu's unofficial bug-fix release WYSIWYG HTML & CSS Editor
  14. libcroco-0.6.1∞ - The Libcroco project is an effort to build a generic Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) parsing and manipulation toolkit that can be used by GNOME applications in need of CSS support.
  15. libgphoto2-2.3.1∞ - libgphoto2 is the core library designed to allow access to digital camera by external programs. It abstracts communication ports and camera protocol, to allow a complete modularity.
  16. librsvg-2.8.1∞ - a component used within software applications to enable support for SVG-format scalable graphics. In contrast to raster formats, scalable vector graphics provide users and artists a way to create, view, and provide imagery that is not limited to the pixel or dot density that an output device is capable of.
  17. libsigc + + -2.0.17∞ - Implements a full callback system for use in widget libraries, abstract interfaces, and general programming. It allows you to define signals and to connect those signals to any callback function, either global or a member function, regardless of whether it is static or virtual.
  18. openexr-1.4.0∞ - a high dynamic-range (HDR) image file format developed by Industrial Light & Magic for use in computer imaging applications.
  19. openjpeg-1.0∞ - an open-source JPEG 2000 codec written in C language. It has been developed in order to promote the use of JPEG 2000, the new still-image compression standard from the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG).
  20. pandora-0.7.1∞ - a GIMP plug-in which helps in stitching together multiple images to make a panorama. It does not find image matches automatically, but it does automate the most tedious part of making a panorama: creating a large image in which your component images are loaded as separate layers, with initial spacings and layer masks.
  21. povray-3.6.1∞ - The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics.
  22. pygtk-2.8.6∞ - PyGTK provides a convenient wrapper for the GTK library for use in Python programs, and takes care of many of the boring details such as managing memory and type casting. When combined with PyORBit and gnome-python, it can be used to write full featured Gnome applications.
  23. python-2.4.4∞ - Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of application domains. Python is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Ruby, Scheme or Java.
  24. scribus-∞ - Professional layout and publishing software for Linux supporting EPS and SVG import/export, and PDF support. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.
  25. separate-0.3∞ - A GIMP plugin providing rudimentary CMYK support
  26. ufraw-0.11∞ - The Unidentified Flying Raw (UFRaw) is a utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras.
  27. yafray-0.0.9∞ - a powerful raytracer. It enables you to create fantastic images and animations of a photorealistic quality. Thanks to its API (Application Programming Interface) and its modular structure, it is possible to develop rendering plug-ins, making it possible to use Yafray from any program or 3D suite such as Blender, Wing3D or Aztec.

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  1. Flash 9
  2. Java 1.5.0_11
  3. Firefox
  4. Thunderbird
  5. Kompozer
  6. Bluefish
  7. TightVNC Server
  8. Azureus

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