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A slim and minimalistic Puplet, an operating system based on the Puppy Linux distribution

editor's review




SlimPup is an open source distribution of Linux based on the minimal Puppy Linux operating system and designed from the ground up to be low on resource, slim and clean, with a graphical interface that mimics the look and feel of Crunchbang and ArchBang OSes.

Available for download as a dual-arch Live CD

This puplet (Puppy Linux derivative) is available for download as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image of approximately 450MB in size. It supports both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) hardware platforms and must be written to either a CD disc or a USB thumb drive of 512MB or higher capacity in order to boot it from the BIOS of a computer.

Custom, slim and basic boot prompt inspired by Puppy Linux’s one

While the boot prompt features a custom background image, replacing the standard Puppy Linux bootloader background, it is instructed to automatically start the live system with default drivers and boot options in 5 seconds from the moment you boot it.

One of the most minimalistic operating systems ever made

SlimPup is definitely one of the most minimalistic operating systems ever made, as it features a very slim and clean graphical desktop environment that has no taskbars, panels or docks. Only a clock and a system monitoring widget for CPU and RAM are displayed on the bottom-left edge of the screen.

Includes many popular open source application

Default applications include the Google Chrome, Midori and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, Skype VoIP client, Sylpheed email client, Transmission torrent downloader, FileZilla file transfer utility, XChat IRC client, GIMP image editor, Inkscape vector graphics editor, VLC Media Player and Audacious audio player.

A full featured OS with a minimal interface

In conclusion, SlimPup is a full featured operating system with a minimal interface, designed especially for low-end machines and computers with old and semi-old hardware components.

SlimPup was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 3rd, 2014

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