Puppy Linux is not a single Linux distribution like Debian. Puppy Linux is also not a Linux distribution with multiple flavours, like Ubuntu (with its variants of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc) though it also comes in flavours.
Puppy Linux is a collection of multiple Linux distributions, built on the same shared principles, built using the same set of tools, built on top of a unique set of puppy specific applications and configurations and generally speaking provide consistent behaviours and features, no matter which flavours you choose.
There are generally three broad categories of Puppy Linux distributions:
official Puppy Linux distributions → maintained by Puppy Linux team, usually targeted for general purpose, and generally built using Puppy Linux system builder (called Woof-CE).
woof-built Puppy Linux distributions → developed to suit specific needs and appearances, also targeted for general purpose, and built using Puppy Linux system builder (called Woof-CE) with some additional or modified packages.
unofficial derivatives (“puplets”) → are usually remasters (or remasters of remasters), made and maintained by Puppy Linux enthusiasts, usually targeted for specific purposes.
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|Compatibility *||Bits||Latest Version||Download link|
|Ubuntu Xenial||32-bit||XenialPup 7.5||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Ubuntu Xenial 64||64-bit||XenialPup64 7.5||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Slackware 14.1||32-bit||Slacko Puppy 6.3.2||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Slackware64 14.1||64-bit||Slacko64 Puppy 6.3.2||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Ubuntu Tahr||32-bit||Tahrpup 6.0.5||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
|Ubuntu Tahr 64||64-bit||Tahrpup64 6.0.5||Main - Mirror - Checksum|
* Compatibility: A Puppylinux distribution can also be built and assembled using packages and components from another Linux distribution called in Puppy the “binary compatible” distribution. The choice of a binary compatible distribution determines the availability of additional packages, among other things.
It has been said that the best experience of Puppy Linux is not from the software itself, but from the community that gathers around it. Whatever you have in mind - praises, curses, questions, suggestions, or just plain chit-chat, we welcome you to join us at Puppy Linux Forum.