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DistroWatch.com: Fatdog64 Linux

Fatdog64 Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC

Fatdog64 Linux is a small, desktop, 64-bit Linux distribution. Originally created as a derivative of Puppy Linux with additional applications, Fatdog64 has grown to become an independent Linux distribution while still keeping the style of Puppy Linux.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 142 (61), 6 months: 128 (72), 3 months: 106 (111), 4 weeks: 45 (268), 1 week: 32 (302)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 13 review(s).

Fatdog64 Summary
Distribution Fatdog64 Linux
Home Page http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.phpLinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/faqs/faq.htmlhttp://www.smokey01.com/software/Fatdog64-600/other/Howto-do-stuff-in-FatDog.pdf
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/iso/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites ARM port
Reviews 710: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-02: Development Release: Fatdog64 Linux 720 Beta
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Feature 710
Release Date 2016-12-04
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 360-360
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox
Package Management TXZ (pkgtool)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 710
Package 710
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (63.0.3239.84) --
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.6) --
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.2) 38.5.2
freetype (2.8.1) --
gcc (7.2.0) 4.8.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16
glibc (2.26) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.37) 1.10.17
grub (2.02) --
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.29
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.18
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.91
k3b (17.08.3) --
kmod (24) 20
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.30.3
libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.5) 4.4.35
Package 710
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.11) 10.1.10
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.3.0) 11.0.6
mysql (5.7.20) --
nautilus (3.26.2) --
NVIDIA (387.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.1p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2d
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.0
php (7.2.0) 7.0.2
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) --
postfix (3.2.4) 3.0.3
postgresql (10.1) 9.3.10
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.10
qt (5.10.0) 1.1.0
samba (4.7.3) 3.0.37
systemd (235) --
thunderbird (52.5.0) --
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.16.3

Reader Ratings
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Version: 710
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-05
Votes: 1

720 beta, I am hard pressed to find any bugs or annoyances. Worked flawlessly over the past few days. It booted to desktop with everything working optimally (ethernet/audio/display) - no setting needed. Inbuilt documentation is superb and can be used to learn some general procedures as well as fatdog specific topics. The default choice of packages is quite good, while extra packages are easily obtainable with the inbuilt packagemanager.

Some may find the lack of Gtk3 a drawback, however this hasn´t been much of a problem, and It too can be easily added. The Seamonkey suite may not be everbody's cup of tea, but is endearing to me and others and fuctions well.

Still testing and trying other things though, so there could be drawbacks to be discovered. It is definately a keeper here.

Overall, it is solid and well built. Much thanks to the developers.

System tested:
Manually installed frugally from running debian system

7z x -o/boot/fd64/ Fatdog64-720b.iso
then added this file, 42_custom to /etc/grub.d and made executable.

#!/bin/sh -e
echo "Adding my custom Linux to GRUB 2"

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Version: 710
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-08-20
Votes: 4

This is easily the best Puppy version out there.
Clean lines easy to work on.
Way better connecting to WiFi than the others.
The setup is easy and it finds WiFi adapters the others do not.
However, even with a savefile it won't connect automatically on reboot.
It seems to lose other settings and configurations as well.
If you are like the guy who doesn't mind spending 12 minutes reconfiguring
each time then ok.
For me this will only be for showing someone with no Linux experience
and a very very old machine what Linux is like.
Then I would install a very light version of something else. Like Vector Lite.

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Version: 710
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-16
Votes: 3

Great OS. I just love it and appreciate the dedication, attention to detail and eagerness to help users. This is truly a work born out of passion from the development team. Long live Fatdog64 !


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