Puppy Linux es una minidistribución en LiveCD del sistema operativo GNU/Linux. Consiste en un CD autoejecutable con un Gestor de ventanas y programas suficientes para llevar a cabo la mayoría de tareas básicas en un computador. Convierte a la máquina en una estación de trabajo con aplicaciones para conectar a internet, navegar y chatear, proceso de texto, imagen, audio, video y utilidades extras variadas en un máximo de 48, 64, 128 Megas. Funciona usando la memoria RAM del computador, de modo que la máquina en donde vaya a ejecutarse debe disponer de 48, 64, 128 megas o más dependiendo de la versión de Puppy que se quiera usar. Además, permite instalarse cómodamente en disco duros o pendrives.
Puppy Linux is an evolutionary operating system for computers, based on GNU/Linux. It is completely free and open source software. Puppy Linux is a full-fledged operating system bundled with application suites covering a wide variety of tasks which can be used productively by general users. However, because Puppy is small-sized and can boot from many media, it is also useful as a rescue disk, a demonstration system, or for reviving old computers. Puppy Linux enables you to save money while doing more work, even allowing you to do magic by recovering data from destroyed PCs or by removing malware from Windows. Puppy comes with a choice of 2 graphical servers: X.Org (full-featured) and Xvesa (lightweight). A wizard during the start-up process guides the user through setting up a graphical server appropriate for their video card & monitor. At the end of the wizard the user will be presented with a desktop and window manager; the default WM in most Puppy releases is JWM.
Puppy Linux was first released in June 2003 by Barry Kauler The community, is completely organic, without any formal agenda or structure. It often takes newcomers a while to realise that there aren’t really any rules to Puppy, if you want to do something, make a new Puplet, offer your skills or take things in a new direction. Puppy is covered by the LGPL license, an open source license.
Puppy Linux is a Live CD Linux distribution that is very small and focuses on ease of use. If the computer has at least 64 MB of RAM (depending on the version, up to at least 256 MB of RAM), 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 SeaMonkey, AbiWord, Gnumeric, and Gxine/xine are included. The distribution is actively developed by Warren Willson and other active members of the community. Puppy is an independent Linux distribution (i.e. not based on Debian, Fedora, SuSE, etc.).
Puppy Linux "Slacko" 5.3.3 (115 MB)