PuppEX 14.1

A free Puppy-based Linux operating system that has supports only 32-bit applications
PuppEX is an open source distribution of Linux based on the Slacko version of the minimal Puppy Linux operating system, which in turn is based on the Slackware Linux distribution. It uses LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) as its default and only graphical desktop.

Distributed as a 32-bit Live CD

This Puppy Linux derivative is distributed as a single and minimal Live CD ISO image that has approximately 300MB in size, designed to support only 32-bit applications, but compatible with both 64-bit (x86_64) and 32-bit (i386) hardware platforms. It is a ISO-hybrid image that can be deployed to either a CD disc or a USB flash drive in order to boot it from the BIOS of a PC.

Minimal boot menu à la Puppy Linux Slacko

The Live CD features a minimal boot prompt a la Puppy Linux Slacko, which still uses its artwork. It has been engineered to start the live environment in 15 seconds if no keyboard key is pressed. To access a basic boot menu, press the F2 key. To access an advanced boot menu, press the F3 key.

Low on resources desktop environment powered by LXDE

Thanks to the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) project, the operating system can be easily classified as a distribution of Linux suitable for low-end machines. It uses a single-panel layout.

Includes a great set of lite applications

As expected from a Puppy Linux based OS, PuppEX includes a great set of lightweight applications, among which we can mention the Geany IDE, InkLite vector graphics editor, Viewnior image viewer, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, Sylpheed email client, Transmission torrent downloader, and Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Bottom line

All in all, PuppEX lives up to its name, providing users with a really small, very fast and easy to use operating system suitable for computers with old or semi-old hardware components.

Reviewed by on June 11th, 2014

last updated on:
December 13th, 2013, 7:58 GMT
developed by:
Arne Exton
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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What's New in This Release:
  • PuppEX 14.1 5.6 32bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko 5.6, released on August 12, 2013.
  • Kernel 3.10.5 is used.
  • PuppEX uses the LXDE Desktop interface. Unlike the original Puppy Slacko 5.6, which uses JVM, Fvwm95 and IceWM as Desktop interface.
  • PCManFM and LXTerminal are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXV, I think.
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PuppEX Linux Live CD is an open source Linux distribution based on the Puppy Linux Slacko operating systems, but it us...

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