Official Puppies

Traditionally, Puppy Linux has used the combination of JWM and Rox Filer Desktop. It persists until this day. Love it or hate it, you can’t argue with the lightness on the system of this combination. It has certainly stood the test of time!

There has been a couple of exceptions to this rule, notably when Lupu’s developer Larry Short decided to try IceWM / Rox combination but ultimately settled on Open Box / FBPanel / Rox.

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Bionicpup64 8.0

Featuring Home Bank financial tracking, PaleMoon Browser and an updated version of Rox File file manager.

Screenshot of Bionicpup64 8.0

Tahrpup 6.0.5

Featuring DeadBeef Music Player, URxvt Terminal (with perl support), PaleMoon Browser and VLC Media Player.

Screenshot of Tahrpup 6.0.5

Slacko 6.3.0

Featuring Gnumeric, Samba Simple Management, YASSM Share Browser, Rox Filer, Welcome screen and Menu.

Screenshot of Slacko 6.3.0

Tahrpup64 6.0.5

Featuring PaleMoon browser, VLC Media Player, Rox Filer and Welcome screen.

Screenshot of Tahrpup64 6.0.5

Slacko64 6.3.0

Featuring Pmusic with Pequaliser, Firefox Browser, Gnome Mplayer and URxvt Terminal.

Screenshot of Slacko64 6.3.0


Puplet builders are free to explore whatever combination of desktop they like. LXDE and XFCE Desktop Environments have proven popular alternatives over the years.


Featuring Qupzilla browser, Puppy Setup, VLC Media Player, SFS Load and JWM / Rox desktop.

Screenshot of Librepup


Featuring Abiword Word Processor, Firefox Browser, Gnome Mplayer, PCManFM File Manager and the LXDE Desktop.

Screenshot of Lx

X-Slacko 3.1

Featuring Firefox Browser, Gnome Mplayer, Thunar File Manager and the XFCE Desktop.

Screenshot of X-Slacko 3.1

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