07-24-2011 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.0/5 2
A Puppy Linux-based operating system for Christians, bible study and personal evangelism

editor's review




ShepherdPup is an open source distribution of Linux derived from the well known Puppy Linux operating system and it is focused on Bible study and personal evangelism. It can be easily remastered by individual evangelists or groups of Christians to suit the needs of their community.

It’s distributed as a dual-arch, minimal Live CD

The ShepherdPup distribution is available for download as a dual-arch, minimal Live CD ISO image that contains software packages optimized for both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.

How to use the ISO image, boot options

The user must download and burn the ISO image onto a CD disc or write it on a USB thumb drive of 512MB or higher capacity in order to boot it from the BIOS of a computer. From the Live CD boot menu, which has been instructed to automatically start the live system in five seconds, you can press the F2 or F3 keys to view a list of available boot options.

The desktop environment is powered by IceWM

Before you can use the graphical environment, it is a must to select a keyboard layout, as well as a display server depending on how old or new is your graphics card (choose VESA for very old video cards). The desktop environment is powered by the lightweight and traditional IceWM window manager, which comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen.

pBiblx2 is the primary application for Bible study

Christians will be welcomed by the pBiblx2 software, which is the primary tool for Bible study. It offers offline public domain Bibles in various formats, offline public domain commentary and references, as well as integrated online Bible resources via

Comes pre-loaded with several attractive apps

The ShepherdPup Linux operating system comes pre-loaded with several attractive apps, among which we can mention the Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, AbiWord word processor, HomeBank personal finance manager, SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet suite, gFTP file transfer client, and many others.

ShepherdPup was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 26th, 2014
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