August 2012 - Legacy OS 2 Special Edition (not its name) under development!
Work is underway in the evolution of the Legacy OS 2 Series and will be released sometime this year...
I've been a user not a developer for the last few months as I needed a break and time away for family and other challengers life brings.
Legacy OS 4 Mini is Here!
Today sees the release of Legacy OS 4 Mini an Update / Replacement for TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta. Those updating from TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta will need to save any important documents, music etc to an external Hard Drive, USB stick etc as a full reinstall is required to update to this new version, sorry!
This release sees TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta rebranded to Legacy OS 4 Mini. Users now have a choice between Legacy OS 2 (Puppy Series 2 based) and Legacy OS 4 Mini (Puppy Series 4 based) depending on Hardware / Requirements.
New to Legacy OS, what’s with the name? Legacy OS as the name suggests is a Linux Distribution designed to run on obsolete Legacy Hardware. A User should be able to bring back to life a PC or Laptop running a Pentium III or 4 Processor. This release of Legacy OS is targeted at users running a minimum of the following: Pentium III 800Mhz Processor with 256Mb’s of Ram and a minimum of 4GB for the Hard Drive. Those with the last generation of Pentium 4 Processors with 1GB of Ram and a 40GB plus size Hard Drive will enjoy applications that open fast and run fast.
Another important aspect of Legacy OS is the way it looks. Just because you're using legacy Hardware doesn't mean it needs to look like it. Very few Users want to use something that looks like Windows 95. Legacy OS 4 Mini brings to a user a modern up to date Desktop with a Quick Launch Application / Information Sidebar unique to Legacy OS.
With this release come a large number of improvements which will provide the average User with a better overall experience. Legacy OS 4 Mini now includes Firefox and Opera by default. To make your online experience as enjoyable as possible, Adobe Flashplayer 11, Java 1.6.0_30 and a number of other Plugins and Codecs are included ready to go. No need to download anything once the install is completed. For Chat Skype and Pidgin are included. Transmission and Ktorrent are included for file sharing. Osmo and Kontact for managing Appointments, Birthdays, Phone Numbers and more. Amarok and Javatunes should be able to manage anyone’s Music Collection. Photo collections will be easily managed by Digikam. From playing CD’s to ripping them to MP3 it’s all included. Ebooks are covered by FBreader, Pdf’s by Foxit and Kpdf. Got a need to create some Graphics / Drawing apps like Qcad, Kivio, Kolourpaint, Inkscape, Dia, JFdraw, Kiconedit have you covered. Want to watch Movies on your PC / Laptop, Legacy OS 4 Mini comes with a large range of Multimedia Players and Codecs by default.
I encourage a user to spent time with this release, because only with time will a user discover how usable Legacy OS 4 Mini can be.
Download Legacy OS 4 Mini Here
Video Review by Sneekylinux
What's the Difference between Legacy OS 2 and Legacy OS 4 Mini
Legacy OS 2 is based on the Puppy 2 Series (Kernel 2.6.18)
Legacy OS 4 Mini is based on the Puppy 4 Series (Kernel 2.6.25)
Legacy OS 2 Update: January 2012
Hello to those coming over from Distrowatch, Legacy OS 2 was released in June 2011 and will receive some minor Updates / Bug Fixes in the coming months. Those who have been around Linux for a while get in the habit of expecting a new version of their favorite Distro to be released regularly, Legacy OS 2 is different. Legacy OS 2 is for old Pentium 3 & 4 PC's / Laptops which would otherwise end up in Landfill because their current Software for one reason or another has made them unusable. By installing Legacy OS 2 a user can bring new life back to their old PC / Laptop for use as a second Computer or for the children to enjoy for years to come.
Legacy OS 2
Independent Video Review - Judge for Yourself
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZkRwz1GoRE
Repository of extra Applications to install
Currently there are 60 Applications in the Repository including Open Office 3.1 & Adobe 9.3 PDF Reader as well as 45 extra Games for users to enjoy.
This small Repository will grow over time and also provide small Bug Fixes and Updates.
Just remember to download the package install guide first! It's one page with images and only takes 5 minutes to read.
The install process is simple once you know how and all I'll say is "Don't complain if you don't and stuff up an install".
You'll need to enter user = puppy and password = linux
Find out more about these extra Applications and new additions to the repository on the Puppy Forum.
Join the forum and post a comment!
Release Announcement for Legacy OS 2
After 9 months of development, today sees the release of Legacy OS 2.
With this release comes a host of improvements over Legacy OS. Many questions were asked about what makes a good Operating System. Users who have installed and used the previous release of Legacy OS regularly for a period of time will notice the improvements. I recommend everyone using Legacy OS to upgrade to Legacy OS 2. (Requires Re-install)
Where to start? The focus was to look at all expects of Legacy OS and make improvements.
We started by looking at the default Desktop and the gtk and kde themes it used.
It was decided to create a pleasant neutral look to tie all the include applications together. A desktop environment that was easy on the eye and usable every day. The look had to be usable for those who want or need to use Legacy OS 2 as their main Operating System.
While the gtk and kde themes share common elements, there are differences by design.
You'll only find one Window Manager (ICEWM). One icewm, gtk and kde theme. The goal was to keep it as simple as possible. We didn't want to confuse new users with multiple options.
Next was the look and feel of the applications. How does each application look to the user.
Does it look dated, what can we do to make it more visually appealing so users will want to use it. Can it be updated to a later version?
A large number of icons were replaced and for the first time new icons were created or modified especially for Legacy OS 2. Unique start up "Splash" imagines were created for a number of Applications.
We looked at ways of making it easier and faster to access applications through the sidebar, task bar and menu.
Where needed pop up messages provide unique information about an application to a user.
Applications like the ROX File Manager allow easy access to tasks by just right mouse clicking on a file.
Now it was time to turn our attention to the Applications included in Legacy OS.
Any application for one reason or another not up to standard was removed. Unused system files were deleted.
Archived repositories of many Distro's were searched for suitable applications. Forum's were searched back a number of years for lost and forgotten applications. These all had to be tested.
All the applications included in Legacy OS 2 were chosen for one reason or another. Yes we know there are newer versions available. What we looked for wasn't the age of the application but its usability, reliability and suitability on the Legacy Hardware this Operating System is designed for.
Applications New in Legacy OS 2:
asunder 1.6.2 (Music CD Ripper)
gwenview 1.1.8 (Image Manager)
k9copy 1.0.4 (DVD9 to DVD5 converter)
kadu 0.6.0 (Internet Chat Client for Linux)
kalcul 0.1 (Allows children to test their Maths skills)
kamix 0.6.6 (Sound Mixer will lots of options)
kdocker 1.3 (Docks open Applications in to the system tray)
kid3 0.5 (Edit/Rename MP3 song files)
koverartist 0.3.2 (Create CD/DVD cover art)
ksquirrel 0.8.0 (Image / document viewer)
kuake 0.3 (Pop down Terminal)
mandvd v2.2 (Video DVD Creator)
mrxvt 0.5.1 (Terminal)
multimedia converter 1.5 (Convert many Video/Sound formats easily)
oregano 0.40.4 (Schematic capture and circuit simulation)
pconvert v2.15-1 (Units Converter cms to inches, kmh to mph etc)
qalculate v0.7.2 (Units Converter cms to inches, kmh to mph etc and more)
quacc v3.5 (Home accounting software)
rekordmydesktop 0.3 (Record your desktop in to OGG format)
screensaver mu-v0.2 (MU's experimental basic Screensaver improved)
tuxpaint 0.9.14 (Small children's paint Application)
xvidcap 1.1.5 (Record parts of your desktop in to Mpeg format)
you2pup 2.1.4 (Download and convert videos from Youtube)
Applications Removed for the following reasons:
fluxbox 0.9.3 (To focus on one window manager only)
frostwire 4.13.3 (No longer connected to Host/Legal problems with files)
kooldock 0.3 (Again to focus on one window manager)
kover 2.9.6 (Replaced KoverArtist)
kuickshow 0.8.12 (Replaced by better Applications)
numerical chameleon 1.6.0 (Replaced by Qalculate)
showimg 0.9.4.1 (Replaced by better Applications)
grip 3.0.0 (Replaced by Asunder)
A number of files applications rely on have also been updating.
For Example: ffmpeg updated to 0.6.1 (A number of newer multimedia formats now supported)
The Hard Drive Installer has been improved within the original framework. Message boxes to guide a user through the install and rewording of the Installer should allow more users to successfully install Legacy OS 2 on their Hard Drives. While it's no up to Ubuntu standards, it's still an improvement over the Installer in Legacy OS.
The above processors were performed many times over and are what makes Legacy OS 2 our best release ever!
I hope you enjoy using Legacy OS 2 as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!
Download from here!
Legacy OS Doesn't work on my PC? Why?
During development Legacy OS is tested on 8 different PC's and 2 Laptops to confirm it runs with no problems. It appears from Feedback received that those experiencing problems may be using PC's / Laptop's that are "TOO NEW!".
The best PC's / Laptop's to try Legacy OS on don't have fancy Graphics Cards etc. Your looking for PC / Laptop that came with a 800 Mhz or greater Pentium III or 4 Processor (CPU), 256Mb of RAM and a 4Gb Hard Drive. Most basic PC's / Laptop's built between 2000 and 2006 should work.
Show your Support by Visiting Legacy's Distrowatch Page regularly
Thank you for your support! Legacy OS is now inside the "Top 100" allowing those user who need it most to see it!
Just by visiting Legacy's Distrowatch page you'll help Legacy reach more users, saving more PC's from Landfill.
Please click regularly: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=legacy
Download the Quick Guide to Legacy OS before downloading the iso
Guide in PDF Format: http://www.mediafire.com/?mmp2f452nfufpco
From time to time I will release an "Update Pack" what is it?
An "Update Pack" may contain for example a newer version of Adobe Flash or an update of an Application.
It may contain Bug Fixes or extra Fonts, Wallpapers or Icons.
These "Update Packs" will be in "tar.gz" format. To install all a user will need to do is unpack to /
(Don't worry a Guide will be released at the same time the first "Update Pack" is released.)
Available Update Packs Legacy OS
Updates Javatunes from version 4.2 to 4.4 download here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=33114
Update installs an extra 20 Decorative Fonts download here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=33143
Update installs a bug fix + GUI update for M.U.T download here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=33573
Update installs an extra 76 "Cool Fun Fonts download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?09rvdw45b7fo0d3
Available Update Packs Legacy OS 2
Available Pet packages
Wine Version 1.3.7 allows the installation of compatible "Windows" programs in Legacy OS download here: http://content.wuala.com/contents/version2013/Public/wine-1.3.7-i486.pet?dl=1
User Guides under Development
None at the moment.
Available Application User Guides
Prozilla Downloader User Guide in PDF Format: http://www.mediafire.com/file/uk7nmaxt3rgo3ur/Prozilla%20User%20guide.pdf
Update Packs User Guide in PDF Format: http://www.mediafire.com/file/t2a2ntd7do25zv2/Installing%20Update%20Pack%27s.pdf
Installing Legacy OS to Hard Drive Written Guide
Guide in PDF Format: http://www.mediafire.com/?5795r1794ti9ubk
Installing Legacy OS to Hard Drive the definite Video Guide
Thanks to "sneekylinux" anyone can learn to Format and install Legacy OS to their Hard Drive, Setup their Screen Resolution with "Xvesa" when "Xorg" doesn't work , Configure their Sound if not auto detected at boot up and get their Ethernet (wired) Internet connection set up all in this wonderful 11 minute Video !!!
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASZm1aHDh_k
Independent Video Review - Judge for Yourself
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsOxW2i7RI&feature=channel
Today sees the release of Legacy OS Linux formally TEENpup Linux. After 8 months of development I am proud to now offer Legacy OS for download.
This release marks the moving away of Legacy OS from a teenager based Distro to a Distro which sole purpose is to rescue 5 to 10 year old PC's / laptop's from ending up in Landfill. To do this it has to be usable in a real world environment and provide compliance with current online standards. A user wants to be able to connect online and have an acceptable Internet experience. Legacy OS comes with Opera 10.10 Web Browser as default which is also the default Email Client. Some System Files have been updated to allow the current version of Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Java 1.6 and other required Plugins / Codecs to operate in what in reality is a Legacy Operating System.
By building on a system base that is now 4 to 7 years old, gives a User access to a base of System Drivers that are no longer supported by the majority of Linux Distro's available today. Because of the Legacy nature of the Operating System, a very large selection of useful Applications come standard with the Distro and most users won't feel the need to install any extra software. In this release you'll find no Open Office? Why? It was felt that Abiword and Gnumeric would allow a user to still write the odd letter and may be do a spreadsheet. Open Office takes up a large amount of MB's on the CD that could be put to better use. This has allowed the inclusion of a large number of extra Applications that would otherwise not find themselves included.
Legacy OS comes with a new Dark Look Theme as default. Both KDE and GTK2 based Applications and some Java Based Applications use this theme. Some will love it and some will hate it. So why the Dark Look? It was felt that a Dark Theme would appear more modern than the Light Themes that have been used in the past and to move Legacy OS away from the "Windows Vista" Look TEENpup 2009 Legacy had. A lot of testing was done during the development of this Dark Look Theme to make sure all Applications still displayed their font colors correctly and fonts simply didn't just disappear into the background. This is a "Long Term Release" and with this in mind has been developed for a user to install and use for 2 to 3 years before updating.
Download from this link first before trying others.
Mirror only use if the Softpedia website is down!
You'll need to use these to download
User = puppy password = linux
Screenshots Legacy OS
HOW YOU SHOULD SEE LEGACY OS
Legacy OS has the most chance of working on a old PC / Laptop that came with a IDE Hard Drive, basic on board graphics and not to much else.
Expecting it to run on a modern duo core PC with the latest and greatest graphics card, Wifi, Bluetooth and have them all work is asking to much.
My advice is to seek what you'd think would be the best candidate for the nearest Landfill site and boot Legacy OS up on that.
The Bad News: If you successfully get it up and running, forget about using it Wirelessly (you may be lucky as minimum wireless driver support) or connecting your Bluetooth device to it. Also don't expect much luck with your Webcam either. Legacy OS isn't sounding that great is it! maybe its not for you.
The Good News: Once you except the limitations of Legacy OS you will start to appreciate what Legacy OS had to offer. Start by connecting it by Ethernet (Wired) once you have that up and running, you now have the perfect tool to do a bit of Web surfing, keeping up with friends on and Twitter, receive Emails, write a quick letter, create a 3D drawing, listen to MP3's, watch a few AVI's, download stuff the list goes on and on.
See Legacy OS as a second PC for the family or child you wouldn't have because the budget at the moment won't extend to buying a new $$$ one.
Don't have a second PC even an old one? Worldwide there are a large number of old PC's sitting idle just waiting for Legacy OS to bring them back to life. Asking a family member or friend if they have one tucked away, the answer might surprise you when they happily thank you for taking it, saving them a trip to the local dump...
Read most PDF Format documents, take this on-line magazine as an example.
Multimedia is well covered with Realplayer, VLC Player, Smplayer and Mplayer just to name a few.
Need to manage your Photo or Music collection? Legacy OS won't disappoint with these 2 great Apps.
Want to share some files on-line with friends or go on-line with Opera Web Browser and chat with friends with Facebook, Twitter or watch that "You Tube Video" all your friends are talking about.
Feel like relaxing and giving your brain a bit of a workout, Legacy OS has more than got that covered with a great selection of games included by default.
Graphics and Drawing are well covered in Legacy OS, you may find to much choice!
Legacy OS has so much to offer if a user only takes the time to look.
Legacy OS not working for you? Just remember there's still TEENpup 2010 mini released February 2010 (Puppy 4 series based)
Want to see a Youtube Video Review of "TEENpup 2010 mini beta" on what you can expect?
For more info on TEENpup 2010 mini beta please Scroll down.
What is the Driving Force behind this and future Releases?
Simple, Keep old PC's /Laptops from ending up in Landfill while providing a fast compliant modern looking environment with a large range of useful Applications for Users.
Who is Legacy OS / TEENpup Linux? Who creates it
Legacy OS (formerly TEENpup Linux) is the sole work of John Van Gaans (known as "john biles" on the Puppy Linux forum) with advice from time to time from other Puppy Linux forum members. While Legacy OS relies on Puppy Linux version 2.14 as its base, it is far more than a collection of Applications thrown together. Over 3 years of constant development make Legacy OS was it is today! Don't believe it, here's where it all started.
Puppy version 2.14 released February 2007
Original Screen Shot - Where it all started.
Legacy OS Screen Shot - Today after 1000's of hours Development !
Legacy OS / TEENpup is Linux not Windows
I started TEENpup with the vision to make it Windows like to attract Windows Users. I now come to realize that I was wrong! TEENpup is Linux not Windows and should never be. Linux offers a different way of doing tasks and if you are a Windows User expecting or demanding a "Windows Experience" from Legacy OS / TEENpup or any other Linux Distro, then forget it! Take the time to "Learn the Linux Way" it will grow on you and you then realize why all Linux users are so passionate about Linux. Linux gives you the Freedom to do what ever "YOU" want to do with your PC. It is a privilege to be a Linux User and I'll no longer disrespect Linux trying to make it Windows.
Not heard of Legacy OS formerly TEENpup Linux before? What's it history?
Legacy OS is the Seventh release with version 1.0.0 originally being released back in March 2007
Base Lib glibc updated from 2.3.5 to 2.5 which now allows the latest Adobe Flash 10 Plugin to work with Opera 10 Web Browser which is now the Default. Seamonkey, Firepup and Dillo have been dropped due to age and other problems.
Open Office also dropped to make way for a large number of NEW! Applications ! You can copy Open Office files from 2009 Legacy or try an .sfs from the Puppy Forum if you really need Open Office. Abiword and Gnumeric can do most "Word" and "Excel" type tasks.
Not heard of TEENpup before? What's it history?
TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta is the Sixth release of TEENpup with version 1.0.0 originally being released March 2007
TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta was Released!! February 2010
This release of TEENpup will find a number of new friends with Some Netbooks but designed mainly for EeePC's.
If I put TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta on my EeePC what can I do with it?
1. Play MP3's one at a time with AlsaPlayer or Manage a collection with Amarok.
2. Watch AVI's with Smplayer which you might have downloaded with Ktorrent.
3. Watch Youtube Video's with Opera 10 due to the Flash Plugin being included.
4. Read an ebook downloaded in PDF format with ePDF or Kpdf.
5. Talk to friends with Skype 2.
6. Write a letter with Abiword or Kword.
7. Do a Speadsheet with Gnumeric or Kspread.
8. Keep your Appointments, Addresses in order with Kontact.
9. Connect to a Wifi Network at Home or Away.
10. Keep track of your Finances with HomeBank
11. Manage your Photo collection with Digikam.
12. Do some Desktop Publishing with Scribus.
13. Manage a Project with Kplato
14. Play games like Mahjongg or Solitaire or fly a Aeroplane with Sabre Flight Simulator.
15. Play old DOS games like Wolfenstein 3D with Dosbox.
16. Surf the Internet in fullscreen mode with Opera
17. Receive and Send Email's with Opera's included Email Client or Kmail.
Other things you can do by connecting an external DVD Drive are;
18. Burn CD / DVD's with K3B Burner.
19. Convert CD's to MP3's with KAudioCreator.
20. Watch some Encrypted DVD's.
21. Install TEENpup 2010 Mini Beta from CD
Lastly don't have an External DVD Drive but would like to try TEENpup. Just boot TEENpup on a PC / Laptop with a CD drive and install TEENpup tp a USB Stick using the Installer from the Menu and then Boot TEENpup from the USB Stick on your EeePC.
OK so that's some of the stuff you can do with TEENpup. Personally as the EeePC was designed for travel, it suits me. Have a think about what you use your EeePC for and how TEENpup might fit your requirements?
Want to see a Youtube Video Review or on what you can expect?
Download the iso from Here
Please download from Softpedia first before downloading from the following links, Thank You.
To see more Screenshots of what you Desktop will look like head over to the Puppy Linux for more info:
-What's included? K3B, Amarok, Smplayer, Digikam, Kooka, Kontact, Kword, Kspread, Kpresent, Konqueror, Ktorrent, Krusader, Kolourpaint, Kpdf, Opera 10 with flash 10, Abiword, Gnumeric, Scribus, Inkscape, Xournal, Skype, Mplayer, Sabresdl, Powermanga and More!
Once again it will come with a good number of KDE 3 series Applications but will still use the IceWm for its Desktop.
TEENpup 2009 Legacy still available
This is a long term release to revive old PC's
For suggestions and feedback, go to http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43338
Release Notes for TEENpup 2009 Legacy: Today sees the fifth release of TEENpup and once again it’s still based on Puppy 2.14 Why? Well mainly a lot of old Hardware just seems to work with Puppy 2.14. This time the iso has grown to just under 700MB’s so that it will fit on a CD. As the focus for TEENpup has shifted to a Modern Operating System for older PC’s which most likely only came with a CD Drive, it was felt that a 700MB size limit should be adhere to.
Also to attract users from Windows TEENpup default color scheme has been modeled on some of Vista’s coloring. Also the way the menu Applications are worded might seem too simplistic for the average Linux User. It was felt that to win over new users; TEENpup’s Applications had to be as easy to access as was possible. To someone new to Linux and coming across for example Applications called GIMP, ROX , GAMBAS, KAFFEINE to name a few, might be put off even opening them and it was felt that what an Application did was more important than its name.
So this now leads me to some of the Applications included in this release. It was felt that Open Office should be included with its Help Manual as well as being the latest version at time of release ( 3.1 ) as a large number of users, use a PC for Writing, Spreadsheets and Presentations and anything less wouldn’t do. KDE’s similar Office Applications have been removed. A number of new KDE Applications have been added. Also Pdrive’s USB auto mount daemon has been turned on by default, detecting most USB devices that are plugged in. A lot of time has been spent fine tuning little details that make it easier for the average user to use TEENpup. Example: Seamonkey will recognize most common attachments in emails and open them when you click on them. No more searching through “bin” folders for the executables, which wouldn’t be a hard thing to do for a seasoned Linux user where as a Linux Newbie would fine it almost impossible.
Also there's something I created called "Magic Scripts" which is a drag & drop arrangement. all you do is drag & drop say an audio file or video file and it will allow you to convert it to another format, simple!
Also included is Chinese, Japanese and Korean font support for Seamonkey and Firepup.
Those familiar with some of the Applications included in this release will find them to be an older version than is currently available, why? Well the main reasons are because their smaller, have less dependency and due to these reasons run faster on old Hardware and finally I can fit more of them in to the iso. Some users will feel I left out an Application which they felt should have been in TEENpup, well a lot of testing of different Applications was done over the last 15 months and for one reason or another it was decided to leave that Application out.
To those trying this release of TEENpup, I hope you find it modern, useful, reliable and most of all user friendly. Enjoy!
- login: puppy
- password: linux
- it has a password user=puppy password=linux.
- Download from Softpedia
- Screenshot Link http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=19000
Latest news TEENpup 2008 available
- Download from http://puppylinux.ca/teenpup
- Download from Softpedia
- Also Available from http://puppyisos.org/isos/2008-01-to-06/ Note: Only use this mirror if you are having trouble downloading from Softpedia or Puppylinux.ca
- TEENpup Now on Distrowatch's active list http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=teenpup
- Need Support? Have Questions? Why not join the Puppy Linux forum on which TEENpup is based. Here you will surely make many new friends.
Update: TEENpup 2008 was released on the 3rd of March 2008 and became available for download from Softpedia on the 5th of March 2008. Since being added to Softpedia as of 15th of April 2008, TEENpup 2008 has been downloaded 5000 times.
Have you tried TEENpup 2008 yet! TEENpup 2008 is a free download.
Bring back to Life that old Pentium III PC you have stored away!
TEENpup 2008 may even run on older PC's then listed: Example a relative couldn't view her daughter on Facebook as her old 350MHZ PC with Windows 98 wouldn't install JAVA as the JAVA website listed the version of Windows 98 as not being supported. I created a special Live CD of TEENpup 2008 with JAVA pre-installed and now she can view Facebook. Now she is burning music CD's with K3B while still running Live from the CD. She has commented that TEENpup 2008 starts up faster than her installed copy of Windows 98.
See what the reviews think
Did you know TEENpup / Linux can also look after your Windows Operating System and keep it running better for Longer! How? Because TEENpup can run as a Live CD and comes with most required codecs / plugins for surfing the Web pre-installed. You can open your favourite websites like Youtube, Facebook etc running TEENpup from your CD/DVD Drive while Windows happily sleeps inside your PC never knowing it's even "ON". This should prevent those nasties on the Web from infecting your Windows System. Also one other advantage is that TEENpup will most likely be ready to use in less time then it takes to boot up Windows.
"While TEENpup was originally created to appeal to Teenager Puppy Users looking for more appealing Desktop and a larger range of Applications to choose from, the goal now with each release is to create an inviting, easy to use Operation System for the average Home PC User." John Van Gaans, creator of TEENpup Linux
Screenshots: 1. Desktop; 2. Some apps new to TEENpup 2.14; 3. Multimedia Apps
-The Biggest Improvement is ease of use over TEENpup 2.14 Just click on a media file and 95% of the time VLC Player will open and play that file. Click on a PDF File and Kpdf viewer will open. The same goes with JPEG's etc. It's all about making an Operation System that can be used by non technical User's ever day.
-Watch Encrypted DVD's ( On some PC's, you may need to have TEENpup installed to your Hard Drive.)http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=27592
-Edit many different media formats
-Dialup support for some winmodems
-Boot TEENpup off a USB Drive (Take your Operating System with you in your Pocket!)
-Run TEENpup Live from CD or Install it to your Hard Drive in under 15 Minutes
-Runs well on old pentium III 800Mhz 128MB of RAM PC's, even better on current PC's
-Burn your favourite media to CD/DVD, Download your favorite music with Frostwire.
-Transfer and View your favourite Photo's from your Digital Camera. Run a Slideshow.
-Edit those Digital Family Movies with "Lives"
-Write Letters, Spreadsheets, Publish documents.
-Draw and Paint with the large number of Applications that come standard on the CD
-Very Good Printer Support
-Open and view PDF's, DjVu, Word, Excel and Powerpoint Documents plus a whole lot more.
-Run 2 TEENpup 2008 PC's off one Broadband Modem designed to only work with one PC.
TEENpup 2008 was created for the PC User who has 1 or 2 Computers at home who wants to do the same basic things most Windows User's do. While it includes Applications to allow it to be connected to a office network, TEENpup is aimed more at the home user and not the small business User and has not been tested extensively in a business environment. The main advantage over Windows and some of the Bigger Linux Distro's out there is speed. Once you get use to TEENpup, you won't be able to stand the waiting for Applications to open anymore like you did in the past.
Looking for more Applications to use in TEENpup 2008?
Download them from here http://dotpups.de/dotpups/ (Note: While a large number of these Applications listed will run fine in TEENpup 2008, they were originally created to be used with Puppy Linux. As TEENpup 2008 has a larger base of standard system files over Puppy Linux on which TEENpup is based, installing some applications may replace some system files unique to TEENpup 2008 which could lead to problems later on. I recommend you try any of these Applications while running TEENpup 2008 Live First! to see if they work correctly before installing them if you have installed TEENpup 2008 to your Hard Drive).
- For screenshots, see Forum thread 1 and Forum thread 2
- 23/October/2007: TEENpup goes on waiting list at DistroWatch. Hello to everyone from Distrowatch coming to take a look at TEENpup.
Md5 checksum to make sure your download is correct.
Please be aware that demand on the servers might require you to try again later.
- Download from Softpedia
- Download from puppylinux.ca: http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/custom/
- Download from puppyisos.org: http://puppyisos.org/isos/2007-07-to-12/
- Download using MetaLink: teenpup2.14.iso via Metalink
- Md5 checksum: 301f824a3df3fa43b5470927c95a6149
- More usability in TEENpup for everyone, not just teenagers.
- More Codecs, Plugins, & Programs.
- Twice as many printer drivers (around 1500 printer drivers) as TEENpup 2.0.0
- Uses the CUPS printing system.
- Printing now works with the KDE Apps included with TEENpup 2.14 that didn't in TEENpup 2.0.0.
- Icons have been changed to look more inviting and pleasing to the eye.
- Everything feels cleaner and more professional.
- Digikam, Showimg, Kooka, VLC Player, Realplayer, Gxine Player, Kmymoney, gtkpod, VNview, Kpdf, XaraLX, K3B, Scribus, Abiword, Glabels, Konqueror, Qcad, Madman, Grip, Audacity, heroes, gtkpool, kpat, kpoker and a whole lot more.
- 500Mhz CPU (Processor)
- 192Mb RAM (Update: After testing TEENpup 2.14 on a 800MHZ Pentium 3 PC with 128MB's of Ram it was discovered that TEENpup 2.14 is usable.) One discovery is that the system requires about 80MB's of Ram to operate while using any of the KDE Apps included in TEENpup 2.14 One advantage of TEENpup 2.0.0 / 2.14 is that unless any of KDE Apps are started, KDE and its underlying base / dependencies will remain idle freeing up much needed RAM on PC's with only 128MB's. This is just one of the reasons why TEENpup 2.0.0 / 2.14 use the ICEWM / JWM window managers and not the KDE window manager.
- 20x CD-ROM Drive that can be booted from (Testing has shown that a 4x CD-ROM Drive can also work.)
- Note: Apps like Gxine etc related to DVD playback, may not appear to work on older PC's with slow Processors and Ram Update 29th of January 2008 VLC Player has played DVD's on older PC's when Gxine Player wouldn't. Testing has shown that newer PC's with good Ghz for the Processor and around 256Mb's of Ram have very little trouble playing DVD's etc.
What has TEENpup got to offer over the other 500+ Linux Distro's currently available at Distrowatch?
- TEENpup is based on Puppy Linux and if you've ever tried Puppy Linux, you will know how free a system Puppy is.
- You can hack it to bits, no system manager stopping you copying in some system files like Ubuntu or Debian or Mandriva.
- You can experiment with a Puppy base system any way you like. Of course you will break a Puppy base system like any other Linux Operating System, but if most of your experimenting is while running from a Live CD, there's not much to lose.
Now back to TEENpup: if you're like me and have found Puppy to be too old looking and wishing that Puppy came with a good selection of the best apps from KDE or Gnome, looked as good as the other bigger Distros, but retained that ease of use for those new to Linux that Puppy gives, then TEENpup might just be for you.
How does a Live / install Distro that comes with Flash, Java, Realmedia and a whole lot more codecs sound? What about being able to play those encrypted DVD's other distros complain about and won't let you play your favourite movies, due to missing codecs? No problem here.
What about quick boot times? I run TEENpup 2.14 installed to Hard Drive on a 5 year old run of the mill PC and it takes about 33 seconds to boot up and about 7 seconds to shutdown. One thing I can't stand anymore is slow boot / shutdown times.
O.K., hopefully I've convinced you to try TEENpup 2.14 for yourself.
UPDATE: TEENpup 2.0.0 Released June 2007 See Link for Screenshots http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=18537 (See below on what I want TEENpup to become as a minimum Operating System)
Download TEENpup 1.0.0 link (226Mb).
HTTP Mirror for Teenpup 1.0.0.
FTP Mirror for Teenpup 1.0.0
Link to folder containing TEENpup 2.0.0 link (272Mb)
When I first discovered the Linux Operating System, I spent alot of my time trying many different Linux Distro's and found that one version filled some of my needs, while another filled others. I couldn't find a Linux distro that did every thing I needed it to.
Finally I discovered Puppy Linux and was hooked. It played Encrypted DVD's, My Winmodem worked. It was very quick and simple. (95-99% of Linux Distro's don't support Winmodem's by default.)
While I was very happy with Puppy Linux, I wanted it to be more pleasing to the eye upon boot-up, have more Apps (Packages) to be more useful to myself and my family. As I was running Puppy Linux on my Hard Drive, its size didn't matter to me. So I added more and more packages until I started getting closer to an Operating System myself and family could use ever day.
My niece's use to come around and always wanted to use msn and surf the net, I made them use Puppy instead of Windows and asked them for feedback on what they liked and disliked.
A few months ago I decided I would bring all my ideas together and create a version of Puppy Linux, I felt would appeal to Teenagers and those young at heart and TEENpup was born from that idea. I also felt that TEENpup should come with a lot of extra Apps (packages) already installed so someone new to Puppy Linux wouldn't have to search the forum and other places for Dotpups of packages they needed that weren't already in Puppy Linux. Also plugins like Java and Flash should be included and setting up your Printer should be as easy as possible.
So I thought about Java and how it's 85MB's installed and decided it was better to have a Dotpup of Java (25MB's Unzipped) included ready for installation as it would make the final version of TEENpup smaller and if a user didn't need java then they didn't have to install it.
I did the same thing with Flash, only this time it was to update it from version 7 to 9. I also include the "No Script" Plugin to stop Seamonkey from crashing as had been the a problem in the past since the release of Flash version 9 update. (Problem Fixed in TEENpup 2.0.0 which now has Flash version 9 as Default, no longer requiring "No Script" Plugin to reduce Seamonkey Web Browser from Crashing upon opening of websites containing flash content.)
While Puppy comes with its own Printer Wizard, it doesn't include many drivers (improved in Puppy versions 2.13 and 2.14 and TEENpup 2.0.0) so I decided to add the online Printer Wizard (TEENpup 1.0.0 only) from the Puppy Forum and there's instructions and a dotpup for that.) All can be accessed by clicking on the Icons on the right hand side of the Desktop.
As for the look of Seamonkey Web Browser I thought it looked plain and a bit out of date. What it had going for it was it had email and website composer built in.
As it is Puppy Linux's default Browser all plugins work, links work by default, all I had to do was make it look better with some themes and add some more plugins.
You will find an icon on the right hand side of the Desktop to access these themes and extra plug-ins. (TEENpup 1.0.0 only)
TEENpup 2.0.0 has a nice theme for Seamonkey installed by default.
Cinepaint, XaraLX, Qcad, The Gimp, Inkscape.
Scribus (with extra templates), XNview and (Acrobat 5.0 TEENpup 1.0.0)
aMSN, Gizmo net phone and Ghttrack.
Realplayer, XMMS, Streamtuner internet radio, Grip mp3, Audacity, (X-CDroast TEENpup 1.0.0), Grafpup CD Burner, PBcdripper,aumix and gtkpod for your ipod.
Hearts, Solitaire, Mahjongg, Moonlander, Zaxxon, Ltris and Xgalaga. I also included Dosbox which allows you to install old Windows dos games like Wolfenstein 3D and play them through TEENpup.
Endeavour2 File Manager, GQview (image viewer), gtkam, VYM View Your Mind Outliner, Pfind (search) and a small App that gives you swimming fish on your Desktop called Fishtank see Icon.
You can install more apps with Puppy Software Intaller, dotpups TEENpup 1.0.0 and TEENpup 2.0.0, or PetGet with TEENpup2.0.0
All in all a lot of time has been spent on changing icons, wallpapers, mimefiles and more, I hope you like and enjoy using TEENpup version 1.0.0.
Like to see some screenshots? please click link http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=15956
You can download it from here http://puppyisos.org/isos/2007-01-to-06/
TEENpup is based on Puppy 2.10
Later TEENpups will use more current versions of Puppy.
TEENpup is based on Puppy 2.10
Later TEENpups will use more current versions of Puppy.
What I want TEENpup to become and offer the average PC User.
I believe an PC Operating System should be able to do the following by Default:
Connect to the Internet by Dial Up / Broadband
Surf all the Net including Pages with Flash and Java
Open Emails, Chat with MSN, Yahoo etc
Write Letters and do Spreadsheets, Paint, Photo Edit
Open different file formats like Powerpoint, Word, Excel, PDF's etc must be able to open Windows Formats.
Play DVD's CD's Windows Media, Quicktime, Real Media
Burn not just Data CD/DVD's but also Music CD's (Fixed in TEENpup 2.0.0)
Rip MP3's and have some compatabilitly with ipod's.
Come with some Simple Games
This is the Minimum requirements and TEENpup 2.0.0
TEENpup 2.0.0 has been released.
OK what's different this time round.
Well alot of KDE's base system has been added to TEENpup 2.0.0 to allow Apps like K3B, Kooka, Digikam, Konqueror, Kopete, Kpdf, Kolf, Kontact and more to operate with the JWM and ICE window managers.
We also have "LMMS" which is a music studio to allow user's to create their own music + ZynAddSubfx another music App.
To allow a user to build a CD library simular to itunes there's the App "Madman".
If you'd like to print out some labels with your printer, there's the App "glabels".
Also games like "kobodl", "Starfighter", "Lbreakout2", "Kpat" and more have been added.
While some Apps from TEENpup 1.0.0 were removed, alot like Grip, Scribus, XMMS, Gimp, XaraLX, Realplayer, Audacity, Qcad, VYM,
dosbox, XNview were kept.
Also Added or updated are "Linuxdcpp", "Gaim2", "Kino", "Prozilla".
My advice is to take a close look at "Digikam" as it does more than just transfer your digital photo's from your digital camera. It has the current up to date camera drivers installed and better detection of some cameras than gtkam. Also you may find your Scanner will now work with "Kooka".
I must warn you that while there is a lot of KDE in TEENpup 2.0.0, it is not the full KDE Desktop and some Apps may not have all functions working.
Printing may not work with some KDE Apps and you may need to "save as" to a file and use other Apps to print.
TEENpup 2.0.0 is alot more experimental than TEENpup 1.0.0 in the way it was created with alot of the Apps coming from many different sources and bugs are sure to turn up. Hopefully there won't be many.
Update: There is a problem with the Menu in TEENpup 2.0.0 which doesn't effect it while running from the Live CD.
Upon installing TEENpup 2.0.0 to your Hard Drive and installing more Packages, the Menu may revert to an earlier ugly version with alot of the Apps missing. to bring back the correct menu open "Home" and unhide the hidden files by clicking on the "EYE". Now open the folder .icewm and create a folder call "Menubackup" and copy the backup or old menu to that folder. Now rename that old menu to "menu" and overwrite the current menu. This will bring back TEENpup's correct menu. You will need to do the same for the jwm menu as well which you will find under "Home" (root) as well.
Sorry about this bug as it was only discovered after TEENpup 2.0.0 was released.
Update: The menu problem has been fixed. See Link to Forum
Update: An Added Icewm Theme for TEENpup 2.0.0 which changes the top toolbar colour to black called IceVista3. See Link to Forum
Update: I am currently building the next installment of TEENpup and while it will be fresh and hopefully an improvement over TEENpup 2.0.0 it will still be based on Puppy 2.14 (See it more as an Updated, more Apps version of TEENpup 2.0.0)
Be warned its size is growning again. As I see or run into problems preventing a average PC user be it a Linux or Windows from doing their normal things with their PC, I have tried to find solutions to those problems which has increased the size again.
I'm also working on "Look and Feel" to attract EYE CANDY hungry Windows User's to Linux.
Even more now I see TEENpup as a single user PC Operating System. What this means is that TEENpup is now aimed at a family with a single PC who like to surf the net, play a DVD or two, burn a few CD's etc etc all the normal stuff a average Windows User would do.
I have no plans to make it into a SOHO System.