Puppy Linux is not a single Linux distribution like Debian. Puppy Linux is also not a Linux distribution with multiple flavours, like Ubuntu (with its variants of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc) though it also comes in flavours.
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.
There are generally three broad categories of Puppy Linux distributions:
official Puppy Linux distributions → maintained by Puppy Linux team, usually targeted for general purpose, and generally built using Puppy Linux system builder (called Woof-CE).
woof-built Puppy Linux distributions → developed to suit specific needs and appearances, also targeted for general purpose, and built using Puppy Linux system builder (called Woof-CE) with some additional or modified packages.
unofficial derivatives (“puplets”) → are usually remasters (or remasters of remasters), made and maintained by Puppy Linux enthusiasts, usually targeted for specific purposes.
Get the ISO, burn it to a CD/DVD using your favorite CD/DVD burner, or flash it using dd (Windows version) to your USB flash drive, or visit our download page for more comprehensive information. Official Pup build recipes are kept at Woof-CE on GITHUB.
|Compatibility *||Architecture||Latest Version||Download link|
|Ubuntu Focal 64||x86_64 64-bit||FossaPup64 9.5||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Raspbian Buster||armhf 32-bit||Raspup 8.2.1||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Ubuntu Bionic||x86 32-bit||BionicPup32 8.0||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Ubuntu Bionic 64||x86_64 64-bit||BionicPup64 8.0||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Ubuntu Xenial||x86 32-bit||XenialPup 7.5||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Ubuntu Xenial 64||x86_64 64-bit||XenialPup64 7.5||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Slackware 15.0||x86 32-bit||S15Pup32 22.12||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Slackware64 15.0||x86_64 64-bit||S15Pup64 22.12||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Slackware 14.2||x86 32-bit||Slacko Puppy 7.0||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Slackware64 14.2||x86_64 64-bit||Slacko64 Puppy 7.0||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
* Compatibility: A Puppylinux distribution can also be built and assembled using packages and components from another Linux distribution called in Puppy the “binary compatible” distribution. The choice of a binary compatible distribution determines the availability of additional packages, among other things.
All the “official” Puppies since version 2 are hosted at Ibiblio.
Ibiblio also hosts the puppy specific packages (pet) used to build puppies as well as squashfs files (sfs) with kernels, kernel sources, large applications and application frameworks.
The Ibiblio puppylinux directory is mirrored by several sites world-wide.
The NLUUG and the UoC mirrors in Europe and the AARNET and the Internode mirrors in Australia are known to update regularly and are usually faster than Ibiblio.
Mirrors may take up to a day to incorporate changes in Ibiblio.
It has been said that the best experience of Puppy Linux is not from the software itself, but from the community that gathers around it. Whatever you have in mind - praises, curses, questions, suggestions, or just plain chit-chat, we welcome you to join us at Puppy Linux Discussion Forum or just check the discussions for the latest puppylinux woof builds.