Puppy Linux is the lightweight operating system that can be installed on configuration PCs. It means the Puppy Linux requirements for hardware system needed to install the Puppy Linux is fairly low as compared to the other mainstream regular Unix operating systems such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Windows or MacOS. The Puppy Linux is available in three favours one is based on Ubuntu Xenial called Xenialpup, the next one is on Slackware named Slacko Puppy Linux and the last one known as Tahrpup 6.0.5 based on Ubuntu tahr. It is available in both 32-bit and 62-bit versions.
The Puppy Linux requirements depend upon which flavour of Puppy you have downloaded and planning to install.
If you want to try out, the minimum hardware system requirements for Puppy Linux are:
- A 233MHZ processor or Pentium III processor or above.
- 128MB RAM (512 recommended for smoother operations)
- 512MB free hard drive space to create an optional save file. (recommended 1GB)
- If you want to test without a hard drive, the Live boot option is also available.
- CD-ROM or USB port for the installation.
Which Puppy Linux Version you need?
As we mentioned above the Puppy Linux comes in various versions now which version is suitable for you. AS the system requirements of different Puppy Linux are also distinct.
Puppy Linux Xenialpup 7.5 System requirements:
If you are using modern systems then you should go for the Puppy Linux Xenial 7.5 which is based on Ubuntu Xenial and also support Ubuntu repository.
Minimum System Requirements:
- 1000MHz CPU (Recommended: 1600MHz)
- 768MB RAM (Recommended (1GB or 2.5 GB RAM))
- 2GB or 3GB of SWAP minimum
Puppy Linux Tahrpup or Slaco 6x System requirements:
The systems those have a low configuration such as 750 MB RAM (recommended 1GB) and Pentium 900 MHz can run the Puppy Linux Tahr.
A system with 250Mb to 521mb of RAM and the 333 MHz processor can go Puppy 3 or Puppy 4.3.2. For more infor check Puppy Linux Wiki page.