The latest version of Slacko Puppy Linux has been released! Release Notes
Current version: slacko-6.3.2 and slacko64-6.3.2
These are the current Live links from which you can get Slacko. There is a choice of 2 iso images as well as an optional development sfs file image that contains compilers and development headers. Kernel sources (and devx) are separate and available in the SFS Manager. Please read the release notes before downloading.
Direct Download links from Ibiblio repository
Slacko 6.3.2 (32 bit - 210 MiB)
Slacko64 6.3.2 (64 bit 238 MiB)
List of Mirrors
These are the Puppy mirrors from which you can get Slacko.
- ibiblio USA
- aarnet Australia
- internode Australia
- nluug Netherlands
- University Of Crete Greece
- VCU Richmond, VA USA
Which file to download?
In the "List of Mirrors" above choose a location that is reasonably close to your geographical location. On clicking one of those links you are presented with a number of files. Puppy is distributed in ISO image format represented by the .iso file extension. That is, it's an image of a CDROM which can be burnt to CD or DVD. There are 2 files that have that extension. Click one and your browser will offer to download. Save it to a location on your hard drive.
There are 2 other important files for new users to consider. These are the .md5.txt files which open in the browser revealing a long string of code. This is the "checksum" which is a digital signature. When you download the file and it is complete it is recommended to test the checksum. In Linux this is done by the commandline with the command md5sum.
# md5sum slacko-6.3.2-uefi.iso
which is exactly what the slacko-6.3.2-uefi.iso.md5.txt file contains. If there is not a match you will need to redownload the iso file. Be sure you have the correct md5.txt for your particular iso file. There are 3rd party tools available for Windows that perform the same action in a GUI. I recommend WinMD5free, which is of course freeware.
Once you have the iso image you can either burn it to a CD/DVD or transfer it to an USB stick so that you can boot your computer. In Linux any of the many CD/DVD burning tools will do but make sure you burn it as an image.. not data! For windows we recommend Imageburn (direct link). To transfer to a USB stick you need to use the Linux dd utility. Please search the web and read the manual for dd as if it is used carelessly, data loss can occur.
You can change anything you want! There are several wallpapers and themes included or you can download other themes from the Puppy Package Manager. Our new app pTheme makes theme changing a breeze! Look for it in the menu. Plenty of options !