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**Grafpup** was a fork of 2.x series designed for those with highly specific graphics development needs. Not currently in development, although developer Nathan Fisher (NathanF) still drops by the Puppy forum occasionally.
**Puppeee** is Jemimah's fork of 4.x series designed to operate specifically on Asus EeePC notebooks with possible wider netbook support in the future.
**Macpup**, in both Foxy and Opera versions, will likely become a fork of 4.x series designed to run the E17 window manager, especially for those who like eye-candy and flashy graphics.
Deletions:
Grafpup was a fork of 2.x series designed for those with highly specific graphics development needs. Not currently in development, although developer Nathan Fisher (NathanF) still drops by the Puppy forum occasionally.
Puppeee is Jemimah's fork of 4.x series designed to operate specifically on Asus EeePC notebooks with possible wider netbook support in the future.
Macpup, in both Foxy and Opera versions, will likely become a fork of 4.x series designed to run the E17 window manager, especially for those who like eye-candy and flashy graphics.


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Puppy 1 uses an earlier Linux kernel and may offer better support for some older hardware. In Puppy 2 you will find increased speed, more powerful applications such as Inkscape and Gparted, and the Universal Installer. Puppy hardware recognition is now rivalling that of Knoppix and has surpassed XP for older equipment. Puppy 1.09CE was the last in the 1 series.


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==Comparison 1==
**1.x series**, or Original Puppy, still available to support really old hardware that must have the 2.4.x.x series kernel.
**2.x series**, or Classic Puppy, will attempt to retain backward compatibility with earlier machines as far as the 2.6.x.x series kernel will allow.
**3.x series **has been superceded by 5.x series, but still useful for those requiring Slackware compatibility until someone builds and releases an Spup from Woof.
**4.x series**, Dingo or Tpup, will remain the continuing mainstream Puppy and is more than adequate for most user requirements. 4.4 is taking some time to develop principally because it will use the Woof build system with T2 packages, and as the mainstream release needs to be "bullet proof".
**5.x series**, or Lupu (Upup), Dpup, etc. will satisfy various user needs for access to the repository of a specific major distribution while retaining the Puppy minimalist philosophy, usability and speed.
==Comparison 2==
==Comparison 3==
**Puppy 1.x** "Original" series - Original Puppy based on the 2.4.x.x series kernel for older machines that can't use the later 2.6.x.x series kernel. Most recent release 1.09CE is still available and some devotees have only recently moved over to 4.x series.
**Puppy 2.x** "Classic" series - latest version Puppy Classic 2.14x is based on the 2.6.x.x kernel but is designed to run on older hardware while offering the most recent compatible applications.
**Puppy 3.x** "Slackpup" series - almost extinct but the pre-cursor to Puppy 5.x series; designed to offer the ability to have a Puppy that supports a major distro repository. In 3.x series it was Slackware. Most recent release 3.01
**Puppy 4.x** "Dingo" series. 2.6.30.X kernel. 4.2.1 was a community edition. 4.3.1 was the first release built using Woof. In current development is 4.4.
**Puppy 5.x** "Woof" series - 2.6.33.X kernel. Built entirely from Woof build system using a choice of packages from other distros or T2. Lucid Puppy (Lupu) uses the very latest Ubuntu packages but is still Puppy. Dpup uses the latest Debian packages, but is still Puppy. Quirky and Wary are T2 experimental versions from Barry looking for new and innovative ways of putting mainstream Puppy together. Their successful innovations occasionally find their way into Woof so other releases can use them.
**Puppy 5.x** "Woof" series - 2.6.33.X kernel. Built entirely from Woof build system using a choice of packages from other distros or T2. Lucid Puppy (Lupu) uses the very latest Ubuntu packages but is still Puppy. Dpup uses the latest Debian packages, but is still Puppy.
==Quirky and Wary==
Quirky and Wary are experimental releases for those who want to contribute to the development of the next generation Puppy, with any new and compatible ideas being rolled into mainstream development through the Woof build system all the time. Barry is releasing these to broaden the pool of developers testing the innovations and to widen his perspective on what Puppy Nextgen should become.
Quirky and Wary are T2 experimental versions from Barry loo**Differences between Puppy 1 and 2 series**
==Derivatives==
Grafpup was a fork of 2.x series designed for those with highly specific graphics development needs. Not currently in development, although developer Nathan Fisher (NathanF) still drops by the Puppy forum occasionally.
Puppeee is Jemimah's fork of 4.x series designed to operate specifically on Asus EeePC notebooks with possible wider netbook support in the future.
Macpup, in both Foxy and Opera versions, will likely become a fork of 4.x series designed to run the E17 window manager, especially for those who like eye-candy and flashy graphics.
Others are working on derivatives supporting Xfce, Fluxbox and other window managers.
Deletions:
**Puppy 1.x** "Original" series - Original Puppy based on the 2.4.x.x series kernel for older machines that can't use the later 2.6.x.x series kernel. Most recent release 1.09CE is still available and some devotees have only recently moved over to 4.x series.
**Puppy 2.x** "Classic" series - latest version Puppy Classic 2.14x is based on the 2.6.x.x kernel but is designed to run on older hardware while offering the most recent compatible applications.
**Puppy 3.x** "Slackpup" series - almost extinct but the pre-cursor to Puppy 5.x series; designed to offer the ability to have a Puppy that supports a major distro repository. In 3.x series it was Slackware. Most recent release 3.01
**Puppy 4.x** "Dingo" series. 2.6.30.X kernel. 4.2.1 was a community edition. 4.3.1 was the first release built using Woof. In current development is 4.4.
**Puppy 5.x** "Woof" series - 2.6.33.X kernel. Built entirely from Woof build system using a choice of packages from other distros or T2. Lucid Puppy (Lupu) uses the very latest Ubuntu packages but is still Puppy. Dpup uses the latest Debian packages, but is still Puppy. Quirky and Wary are T2 experimental versions from Barry looking for new and innovative ways of putting mainstream Puppy together. Their successful innovations occasionally find their way into Woof so other releases can use them.
**Puppy 5.x** "Woof" series - 2.6.33.X kernel. Built entirely from Woof build system using a choice of packages from other distros or T2. Lucid Puppy (Lupu) uses the very latest Ubuntu packages but is still Puppy. Dpup uses the latest Debian packages, but is still Puppy. Quirky and Wary are T2 experimental versions from Barry loo**Differences between Puppy 1 and 2 series**
Grafpup was a fork of 2.x series designed for those with highly specific graphics development needs. Not currently in development, although developer Nathan Fisher (NathanF) still drops by the Puppy forum occasionally.
Puppeee is Jemimah's fork of 4.x series designed to operate specifically on Asus EeePC notebooks with possible wider netbook support in the future.
Macpup, in both Foxy and Opera versions, will likely become a fork of 4.x series designed to run the E17 window manager, especially for those who like eye-candy and flashy graphics.
Others are working on derivatives supporting Xfce, Fluxbox and other window managers.
Quirky and Wary are experimental releases for those who want to contribute to the development of the next generation Puppy, with any new and compatible ideas being rolled into mainstream development through the Woof build system all the time. Barry is releasing these to broaden the pool of developers testing the innovations and to widen his perspective on what Puppy Nextgen should become.
1.x series, or Original Puppy, still available to support really old hardware that must have the 2.4.x.x series kernel.
2.x series, or Classic Puppy, will attempt to retain backward compatibility with earlier machines as far as the 2.6.x.x series kernel will allow.
3.x series has been superceded by 5.x series, but still useful for those requiring Slackware compatibility until someone builds and releases an Spup from Woof.
4.x series, Dingo or Tpup, will remain the continuing mainstream Puppy and is more than adequate for most user requirements. 4.4 is taking some time to develop principally because it will use the Woof build system with T2 packages, and as the mainstream release needs to be "bullet proof".
5.x series, or Lupu (Upup), Dpup, etc. will satisfy various user needs for access to the repository of a specific major distribution while retaining the Puppy minimalist philosophy, usability and speed.
Grafpup was a fork of 2.x series designed for those with highly specific graphics development needs. Not currently in development, although developer Nathan Fisher (NathanF) still drops by the Puppy forum occasionally.
Puppeee is Jemimah's fork of 4.x series designed to operate specifically on Asus EeePC notebooks with possible wider netbook support in the future.
Macpup, in both Foxy and Opera versions, will likely become a fork of 4.x series designed to run the E17 window manager, especially for those who like eye-candy and flashy graphics.
Others are working on derivatives supporting Xfce, Fluxbox and other window managers.
Quirky and Wary are experimental releases for those who want to contribute to the development of the next generation Puppy, with any new and compatible ideas being rolled into mainstream development through the Woof build system all the time. Barry is releasing these to broaden the pool of developers testing the innovations and to widen his perspective on what Puppy Nextgen should become.


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