Puppy Linux

lightweight GNU/Linux distribution

Puppy Linux is an operating system for computers. It is based on GNU/Linux and it is completely free and is open source software. Puppy Linux is sometimes called a mini distribution because of its size (approximately 100MB) when compared to other GNU/Linux operating systems such as Ubuntu.

Puppy Linux
Banner logo Puppy.png
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial release0.1[1]/ 19 June 2003; 19 years ago (2003-06-19)
Latest release9.5[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 17 September 2020; 2 years ago (17 September 2020)
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitepuppylinux.com

Puppy Linux, which was started by Barry Kauler in June 2003, runs well on low-end personal computers (some of which have less than 32MB RAM.) Currently (May 2009) the latest version of this Linux distribution is Puppy Linux 4.2 "Deep Thought."


  1. "Puppy Time Line pre-Puppy Version 1 (2003-2005)". PuppyLinux. Archived from the original on 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  2. http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-fossa/release-fossapup64-9.5.htm.