Fatdog64 Linux is a small yet versatile 64-bit multi-user Linux distribution. Originally created as a "fatter" (=more built-in applications) derivative of Puppy Linux, Fatdog has grown to become an independent, mature 64-bit Linux distribution while still keeping true to Puppy Linux spirit: small, fast and efficient.

At around 250MB, Fatdog boots up to a complete desktop environment ready for use; most everyday application is already included.

And many more included, with more in its package repositories.

Fatdog is versatile: Use is at a Live CD (or Live USB), or install it. Installation requires *no* re-partitioning. Fatdog can store its settings in your existing partition: FAT, Ext2/3/4, NTFS partitions are supported, as well as CIFS shares and LVM and mdadm partitions; on your harddisk, USB flash drive, or DVD+RW. PXE-booting Fatdog is easy - only two files are required.

Fatdog ISO is a dual-isohybrid ISO:

In either case, the resulting CD/DVD or USB flash drive will boot on standard systems, UEFI systems, and systems with Secure Boot enabled (Windows 8).

Note: x86-64 CPU is required. Most Intel and AMD CPUs produced after 2008 supports 64-bit (including many Intel Atoms).

A big thank you goes to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for www.ibiblio.org and for hosting Fatdog64!

 Downloads

Click here for info on the latest release.
Click here to download the ISO file and burn your own CD.
Also checkout FatdogArm, a port of Fatdog64 to the ARM platform.

 Packages

Fatdog packages comes in two flavours:

You can also get all the source packages used to build Fatdog.

 Mirrors

Ibiblio has mirrors around the world. Click here to find a mirror near you. (This mirror is popular.)

 Documentation

Most of Fatdog64's documentation is found here.
You can also get the Beginner's Guide, courtesy of smokey01.

 Forum

Fatdog64 doesn't have its own forum, instead it piggybacks on Puppy Linux Discussion Forum.  Fatdog64 posts are usually found in the Puppy Projects subforum.

 History

Fatdog has a long history. Click here to to view how Fatdog was started and how it grew as the years passed by.

Fatdog is created by kirk; and is currently maintained by kirk and james.

 Legalese

Fatdog Linux and Fatdog64 Linux is copyright (C) Kirk and James 2008 - 2014, based on derived works from Puppy Linux, copyright (C) Barry Kauler 2003 - 2014 and many other contributors.

Fatdog64 is distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2 or later. Note that individual programs and scripts contained in Fatdog may be licensed differently, please see their descriptions for details.