Puppy Linux

Posted on July 17th, 2009.

UNIX / LINUX Recovery – Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux is a small-size operating system that focuses on ease of use. It is developed by Warren Willson and other active members of the community. Puppy Linux is a full-fledged Linux distribution with application suites covering several tasks used by general users.

Puppy Linux is an independent operating system, i.e., it is not based on Debian, Fedora, SuSE and the like. The latest release as of June 2009 is the release 4.2. Puppy Linux can run from the RAM of a computer if it has memory ranging from at least 64 MB to 256 MB.

Puppy Linux can boot from several media including a live USB, including USB flash drives, live CD, Zip drive or LS-120/240 SuperDisk, internal had disk drive, computer network, an emulator, and a floppy boot disk. Because of this reason, Puppy Linux features built-in tools, which can be used to create bootable USB disks, create new Puppy CDs, or re-master a new live CD with different packages.

Puppy Linux can run a normal working environment on a write-once multi-session CD without requiring a re-writable CD – a feature that makes Puppy Linux different from other Linux distributions. Puppy also includes sophisticated write-caching system designed to extend the life of USB flash drives that Puppy Linux runs from.

Puppy comes with a choice of 2 graphical servers: a fully featured X.Org and a lightweight Xvesa. It presents the users with a desktop and window manager; the default WM in most Puppy releases is JWM.

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