"After running Puppy for a while, I wanted further enhancements,
such as Firefox, GIMP, Open Office, and the attractive themes that
come with IceWM. (The default window manager in Puppy is JWM.)
Puppy uses PET packages to install programs with the click of a
mouse. Puppy is also compatible with Slackware, and can use
programs from Slackware repositories. But Puppy also has an easy to
use Remaster ISO script that allows users to install all their
favorite applications, and customize all the settings and
appearance, and then click on the remaster script to produce a
personalized Puppy ISO. You really can have it your way, and take
it with you wherever you want.
"These remastered versions are now called puplets, and some are
shared with the community. Many of them represent thoughtful
compilations done to meet a particular need or interest. I
suspected that one of these would already have the extra programs I
wanted, and could be quickly downloaded.
"Puppy has been the work of Barry Kauler and a select group of
enthusiasts who have contributed much time and effort. They have
provided various shell scripts, including the Remaster ISO script.
Some Puppy derivatives are: Muppy, TeenPup, Lighthousepup, and
Buddapup; links to them are on the official Puppy forum. As
warning, it should be noted that Barry Kauler is not responsible
for any derivative or puplet. That said, puplets are a great way to
try different programs and configurations that someone thought were