Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What do you like about PuppyLinux or PCBSD? Comments welcome, links provided.

Puppy Linux works on most computers when booting from a USB Flash Drive or booting from a Compact Disk (CD). http::/ Look for TahrPup 6.0.2 version .iso file Sekect PAE version if DRAM memory is 4 gigabytes or larger. Select NOPAE version if less than 4 gigabytes of DRAM or  the computer has an older cpu version.

Slacko version 6.3.0    download link
Slacko Puppy Linux uses the Slackware 14 repositories for additional programs to download and install to Slacko puppy linux.   I like Slacko 6.3 because it is well polished and just works.

Here is a kernel updated to 4.3 of Slacko 6.3.0 with VLC added to view netflix videos. use Rufus.exe file to write/burn the TahrPup 6.0.2 file to the USB Flash Drive. another application to FTP download your choice of Linux distributions .ISO file and write/burn the file into a USB Flash Drive.  Linux Live USB supports PuppyLinux Trusty Tahr 6.0 and Rosa 17.3. among many other Linux distributions.  is a Linux, MAC, tool to write a .ISO Image file to a USB Flash Drive.  Is the search page for PuppyLinux Forum Posts.  DistroWatch has much information on over 100 Linux Distributions along with download links and web links.

From MS Windows you can also burn a CD or DVD with a .ISO file using "ISORECORDER"

PCBSD has to be installed into a primary partition (not a logical partition, ) on a hard drive. Normally a windows install uses 3 primary partitions, so use "gparted" to resize the largest partition down in size. You can move all the files to the beginning of the partition first, before using gparted.  This leaves extra disk space to create a 4th primary partition to install PCBSD into. Need about 50 gigabytes for the partition size.  You can boot puppylinux from a USB Flash drive and use the Gparted tool to resize the partition.

PCBSD adds GUI additions to a freebsd O/S. FreeBSD is very stable and is used on a majority of web servers, So that means your use of PCBSD as desktop environment (on you desktop pc or laptop pc) will give you a very stable environment that is not subject to viruses. No more updating of virus software. PCBSD has an automatic update for security packages.

The choice is yours PuppyLinux for quick use on a computer from a USB flash drive or PCBSD for a stable full desktop that has the ZFS file system.


  1. can be used with Linux or BSD to write a .ISO Linux Image file to a USB Flash Drive. is the PuppyLinux Forum posts is a special google search through the PuppyLinux Forum posts. You can also search for puppylinux applications in a second query field on this webpage.

  2. A updated kernel version for 64 bit Slacko 6.3.0 is from here

    PuppEX Slack 64 bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko64 6.3.0, released on November 16, 2015. Kernel 4.3.0-x86_64-puppex is used. Kernel 4.3 is the latest available stable kernel from as of 151130. PuppEX uses the original Puppy Slacko64 Desktop. I have added PCManFM and LXTerminal. They are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 766 MB, which is due to me including also NVIDIA Graphics driver 352.63, Gimp, Vlc Media Player 2.2.1 installed from source (so you can run it as root), Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86 (for Netflix), Adobe Flash and compiling tools. Puppy Slacko original is of only 234 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems. (Puppy/PuppEX runs from RAM).

    Compatible with Slackware 14.1
    The beauty of Puppy Slacko64 is that programs that are available for Slackware 14.1 also can be easily installed and run in Puppy Slacko64 (and thus also in PuppEX).

    I've changed kernel from 4.1.11 to 4.3.0-x86_64-puppex and installed NVIDIA Graphics driver 352.63. The Nvidia driver will be used if your computer/card is "modern" enough. I've also added Vlc and Google Chrome (just as I said to make it possible to watch Netflix movies).

    Default language
    The default language (locale) is set to English.

    The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden) or click on the icon "Setup" in the Menu.

    INSTALLATION to HDD or USB stick
    PuppEX can easily be installed to hard disk or a USB stick. Click on the Menu icon Setup >> Install >> Universal Installer in the Menu. After installing to a USB stick, you can save changes to the system (including software installations) directly on the stick. When you shut down the system for the first time you will be asked if you want to save your changes. After that all changes are automatically saved.