Puppy Linux 7.0 “Slacko64” Available to Download

If you are a fan of Puppy Linux, a unique, minimalist Linux distribution designed for the desktop, here is an interesting piece of news for you – the based-on-Slackware “Slacko” variant of Puppy Linux has hit version 7.0. This version continues to be built on top of Slackware Linux 14.2, but it includes all of the upstream bug and security fixes as well: “Another stable release of Slacko64 Puppy Linux is out. Slacko64 Puppy is built from Slackware64 14.2 binary TXZ packages, hence has binary compatibility with Slackware and access to the Slackware and Salix repositories. It is a 64-bit operating system and requires a compatible Intel (IA64) or AMD (amd64) processor. More comprehensive release notes and documentation of known issues are available. Features include: latest bug fixes from upstream Slackware; 64-bit and 32-bit EUFI boot capability; FrugalPup installer to install Puppy to UEFI and BIOS computers, either to hard drive, USB or SD/MMC devices; ability to boot from ISO files from hard drive or USB device using Super Grub2 or you can prepare a GRUB 2 entry manually….” See the release announcement for further details.

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Slacko64 Puppy 7.0 – release notes January, 2021

Slacko64 Puppy 7.0

Another stable release of Slacko64 Puppy Linux is out!

Slacko64 Puppy is built from Slackware64-14.2 binary TXZ packages, hence has binary compatibility with Slackware and access to the Slackware and Salix repositories. It is a 64 bit operating system and requires a compatible Intel (IA64) or AMD (amd64) processor. More comprehensive release notes and documentation of known issues are available.

Features include:

  • Latest bugfixes from upstream Slackware54 – 14.2
  • NEW – 64 bit and 32 bit EUFI boot capability! It is designed to boot on any x86 computer
  • NEW – FrugalPup installer to install Puppy to UEFI and BIOS computers, 32 or 64 bit either to hard drive, USB or SD/MMC devices See (FrugalPup page)
  • Ability to boot from ISO files from hard drive or USB device using Super Grub2 or you can prepare a grub2 entry manually.
  • New kernels following LTS branches of 4 series built with f2fs support and builtin mmc/sd drivers so you can boot from Secure Digital cards and emmc drives. There are extra kernels in the repository.
  • New and improved “change_kernels” script to easily change kernels
  • Experimental support for UEFI tools, efivarfs, efivar, mokutil, sbsigntool (use at own risk – RTFM)
  • Many Icon and Graphical User Interface improvements throughout the system.
  • Ffmpeg and supporting programs including Pmusic and Mplayer.
  • Joe’s Window Manager 2.3.6 (JWM).
  • fully compatible and interchangeable A drive and Y drive support. These are system ‘sfs’ files that can override the main sfs.
  • Updated Firefox ESR browsers
  • Browser installers to install Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi and Brave (64 bit) and at least Vivaldi for 32 bit. Seamonkey is available in the Slackware repo (32 and 64).
  • Improvements to the graphical firewall program
  • Samba, used to share files with Windows, is shipped by default
  • evince pdf viewer
  • Many other updated programs.

Bugfixes:

  • ROX-Filer “proc” bug – (fix)
  • Long standing geany “execute” bug
  • Xdialog 3rd button feature
  • gtkdialog “vte” bug – (fix)
  • Many small bugfixes at OS and woof level.

Slacko64 7.0 is shipped with a few differnet kernels however alternatives are available from the repository and easily changed using the change_kernels script. Find more information at the Slacko download page including a brief guide to which version is right for you.

Download links :

slacko64-7.0.0.iso (343MB, SHA256),

slacko-7.0.iso (323MB, SHA256).


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