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This review gives a very good introduction, with copious screenshots after reading the review and you are convinced you will find this tutorial on installing Puppy Linux useful.

This is not an advertisement but a referral to help me get more storage space for Puppy 412 Packages. Anything Helps. If you have a Dropbox account you will find this useful.

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Shutdown problems

Posted on 25-Jan-2015

acpid poweroff Does your PC/laptop shut down when you press the power button instead of bringing up a dialog box.

'darry1966' was having shutdown problems and he found a solution which may be useful to others who had the same problem.

wx Hex Editor

Posted on 21-Jan-2015

wxHexEditor‘Mikeb’ has compiled the wxHexEditor and made it available for Puppy Linux and ‘Dewbie’ has been instrumental in testing and packaging.

Good hex editors for Puppy seem to a bit thin on the ground and wxHexEditor certainly fills that gap. Should you need more information it can be found at the wxHexEditor website

Two updated Gimp-2.4.5's

Posted on 14-Jan-2015

Gimp Splash‘Dewbie’ has been busy again repackaging two versions of Gimp-2.4.5 originally by ‘ttuuxxx’ with a little input from me.

There are some extras included; Gimp 'Save-for-web' for reducing the file size of images. 'High pass filter' which sharpens images but is somewhat easier to use than USM (Unsharp mask).

Simulated green, yellow, orange and red filters used when converting from colour to monochrome to give the effect the filters give when using monochrome film. Finally a Puppy Gimp splash that I put together a few years ago.

Update: 27-Feb-2015

Dewbie and Mikeb have been updating Gimp again and the changes are as follows:

  • Gutenprint has been added to the Print menu.
  • Print a CD label is in Xtns / Misc / CD label.
  • libgio-2.0 (146K) was added to get rid of dependency error.

412 Collection moved. Please update your bookmarks.

Posted on 10-Jan-2015

Alas time marches on and I have moved on from using Puppy Linux-4.1.2 as my everyday OS, which has served me well for several years. I am now using Lubuntu for various reasons although I have fond memories of Puppy Linux and the very helpful community.

The domain name expires on 7th July 2015 and will not be renewed. In gratitude To Puppy Linux I will do my best to keep it up and running for those who find it useful. So will move permenantly to free hosting at and will not be activly maintained. However if anyone who wishes to contribute dotpets or anything else Puppy-4.1.2 related feel free to contact me and I will be happy to include them here.

Thunderbird 12

Posted on 27-Nov-2014

Thunderbird 1.5 and 2 ‘Dewbie’ has been busy again modifying Thunderbird 12 and making improvements by adding ‘technosaurus' nobus (dbus / dbus-glib substitute) which is built in so it is no longer needed as separate dependency so Thunderbird launches on its own. Many thanks ‘Dewbie’.

Thunderbird 1.5 and 2

Posted on 24-Nov-2014

Thunderbird 1.5 and 2 Thunderbird v1.5 and v2 are two earlier versions of Thunderbird before the bloat started to appear in the later versions. These versions are as usable as the latest version for your email and news.

Many Thanks to 'Dewbie' for supplying these two versions of Thunderbird email client and pointing out my packaging of v2.0.0.24 which had some errors and which are now removed.

Critical vulnerability in pre-1.16 versions of wget fixed

Posted on 03-Nov-2014

Swiftfox BrowserPuppy Linux users should install the two following packages with the red heading as they fix two recently discovered Linux bugs.

All current and past versions of Puppy are affected but as usual the guys on the forum have been quick to get a fix out there. Puppy Linux-4.1.2 is affected and you should download and install download

Bash Vulnerability AKA SHELLSHOCK

Posted on 26-Sep-2014 ( Updated 6-oct-2014 )

You may have heard through the media by now of the Bash Vulnerability and the guys on the forum have been busy applying a patch to the Bash Shell. If you are not sure about what the situation with Puppy Linux please check the appropriate forum post

I have included the updated patched version of Bash below and here from Wary/Racy. Many thanks to mavrothal (forum name) for the update which works with Puppy-4.1.2.

Download (567kb):

Puppy 415

Posted on 06-Aug-2014

FL Burn‘mikeb’ (forum name) has put together a rather nice XFCE puplet using Puppy-412 as a base Pup_415_v2.2.1.iso. It includes Gimp-2.4.6 and a very nice Dropbox GUI plus other goodies. Download, burn and enjoy.

FL Burn

Posted on 07-May-2014

FL Burn 'darry1966' has been pretty busy again compiling pets and here is a CD Burner from him. FL Burn is very simple and is good with ISO's and works well with older Pups and very good on extremely low ram hardware.

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