Wed. Feb 26th, 2020

Puppy Linux Fatdog64 801 released: small Linux distribution

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Puppy Linux is a very small Linux distribution, and the whole system runs in memory, lightning fast, very flexible and fun! It has everything a novice needs while allowing experienced users full control over it.

Puppy Linux


  1. Ready to use → all tools for common daily computing usage already included.
  2. Ease of use → grandpa-friendly certified ™
  3. Relatively small size → 300 MB or less.
  4. Fast and versatile.
  5. Customisable within minutes → remasters.
  6. Different flavours → optimised to support older computers, newer computers.
  7. Variety → hundreds of derivatives (“puplets”), one of which will surely meet your needs.

Puppy Linux Fatdog64 801 releases.


This s a rolled-up release containing all updates that has happened since 800 was released. It contains bugfixes and some minor feature enhancements. There are no critical update in this release and if you’re currently happy with 800 release, there is no need to update.

Note that as usual Fatdog64 does not upgrade from any older version.

Changes from 800:


* Many static utilities in initrd are updated to either most recent versions, or versions identical to basesfs
* linux-4.19.32 with support for snd-soc (some chromebooks)
* cups-filter updated to 1.22.5, now properly supports printing to shared CUPS printer
* grub4dos 0.4.6a, with support 64-bit ext4
* rdesktop 1.8.4
* xf86-video-xfbdev 1.5.0
* xf86-video-vmware-13.3.0
* xf86-video-amdgpu-19.0.1
* yad 0.42.0
* mc 4.8.22
* civetweb 1.11
* musl-libc 1.1.22 (devx)
* mmview 20190409

New Features:

* xtrlock to lock screen without blanking (e.g. for watching movies etc).
* magdock: home-grown screen magnifier by SFR
* UExtract and PackIt are now included in the base by popular demand
* JWM now uses dynamic menu (sort of) using jwm-xdgmenu
* LXC sandbox now supports network (proxy ARP or NAT), and more secure desktop emulation
* UML sandbox now supports NAT (previously only supported proxy ARP)
* lxqt-panel-qt5 now includes temp sensor
* vlc: ability to stream-out to chromecast devices, and stream-in from DLNA/NAS
* various infrastructure changes to better support running other WMs, other desktops (other than Rox), and nvidia optimus
* efiboot.img/grub2-efi: support UEFI PXE booting (thanks to gcmartin’s insistence)


* run-as-spot fixes, now libreoffice can be launched from web browser (e.g. download and view)
* fontconfig fixes, now spot and root can share fonts (fixes evince not showing text when run as root)
* Better MBP support out of the box (thanks to mavrothal)
* xorg-server, xf86-video-vesa, xf86-video-fbdev: restore support for 24bpp vesa and fbdev
* fatdog-remaster fixes as identified in forum thread
* busybox rebuild with various upstream patches and fixes
* fatdog-default-soundcard: OSS remapping now persistent across reboots