Fatdog64: Another Lightweight Linux Distribution You Must Try


If you have tried Puppy Linux, Zephyr and other light distros that we have talked about numerous times in this blog, you should also know another alternative called fatdog64. This is a lightweight distro project that can serve as a general purpose operating system on computers with less powerful or older hardware, without having to use a heavier system that does not run as smoothly.

Although it is good to know the variety of existing distros, it must be said that this one in particular still has certain aspects to polish and in its latest update little has been done to improve performance which has disappointed many of its users. So we should give a vote of confidence to its developers to see if they improve this shortly or if on the contrary we simply have to opt for better ones like the ones I mentioned in the first paragraph ...

Fatdog64 is a derived from Puppy Linux for 64-bit computers, so we left behind support for older computers before the arrival of 64-bit for desktops, that is, before AMD released K8. And although it has certain characteristics inherited from Puppy, it must be said that it takes too long to load into RAM. That joins other added problems that this distro has that you will find during the installation and use of this distro.

In terms of package management it is also somewhat peculiar, and for the desktop, the developers have provided Fatdog64 with Openbox and also the JWN window manager, among which you can choose with a simple mouse click according to what we want. If developers improve on its bugs and polish its efficiency, the distro truly has the potential to match or exceed its alternatives. So I hope this is fixed soon ...

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  1.   federico said

    Besides Puppy Linux, I recommend Antix-linux. The distro is easy to use but you have to "tweak" it a little so that it is 10 points once installed. It consumes the same amount of initial memory as Puppy-linux; but the default desktop is more "clean" and usable for a person who has no knowledge. It is very customizable and is based on Debian. I use it in a netbook from 2008, the famous one: "Msi Wind U100". Another point in favor is that it can be remastered from the same distro with the programs that we install, there is no need to use Systemback (I stand up) or Clonezilla to have a safe backup, hugs from Quilmes, Argentina.

  2.   Ricardo Sanchez Molina said

    There are so many Linux District that one does not know which one to choose, as a common user that I am, and installed from Ubuntu 10 to Ubuntu 16:10, Linux Monto, with Xfec, Cynamon, KDE desktops from version 10 to 18.2. Deepin, Manjaro, Linux MX 14 & 15, Lite, Mandriva,. At the end of the day, everyone publishing their "Distro" and they all bring essentially the same things, Fabián fought with Mozilla and takes out his Ive, Ubuntu makes his Unity and launches like the "Borras" to convergence, he misses the shot and go back to Gnome, and pure of those. The question is: WILL THE LINUX COMMUNITY, ALL INCLUDED, SOMEDAY AGREE TO WORK TOGETHER TOGETHER IN A SINGLE DISTRICT THAT EXCEEDS THE GIANT OF REDMOND IN ALL AREAS? CAN YOU LEAVE YOUR PRIDE AND WORK TOGETHER FOR A SUPDR DISTRO? I think there is talent.

    1.    Pablo Hernandez Torres said

      I agree with you ... it's desperate ... but as in everything, everyone has their interests and the closest thing to what you say is that they are open source ... so the innovations can be implemented in any other distro.

      1.    Emerson gonzalez said

        It is true what you say
        Thanks to this, Linux has become little less than a «letter writer», it does not reach far enough capacity and programs in sound and image. And I already wait for the acrobatic jumps of the fans of Gimp and company, but the truth is that if you use linux you become a habit of google, every day of your life to solve dependency problems, bugs and stories

        In addition, this question of vanities generates another added problem, everyone wants to be a linux gurus, then they fill the pages of the forums with wrong or very different solutions to the same problems

        I tried for ten years, I tried a lot of distros, and always with the same result, A DISASTER !!!

        What bothers me the most is that they deceive those who enter by promising them gold and Moor and in the end nothing, the only thing that remains is a plethora of users who do not want to recognize the obvious and / or who love to live in Google