On the DVD


While Puppy Linux is usually listed as a distribution, it is actually a family of distributions. Originally aimed at small installations, Puppy Linux is now known for the features that they all have in common. Included on this month's DVD is FossaPup 9.5, one of Puppy's better known distributions. To try other Puppy Linux distributions, download them at https://puppylinux-woof-ce.github.io/.

All Puppy Linux distros are built using woof-CE, which creates a distro from an existing binary (usually Ubuntu or Slackware) and can be installed on a single directory or an entire filesystem. Each uses its own choice of widgets, applications, and features. However, each Puppy Linux loads system files into RAM and encrypts personal files rather than using passwords. Each, too, opens with a Quick Setup window and can save the current setup when shutting down.

Like all Puppy distros, FossaPup installs quickly and offers some unusual approaches to computing that can be appreciated by all users.

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