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Introduction to Quirky Linux

February 15, 2018 — BarryK

Quirky Linux is an experimental distribution, created by Barry Kauler in 2013, after he retired from leading the Puppy Linux project.

Quirky is similar to Puppy from the User Interface and applications point of view, but underneath has significant differences. Originally, Quirky was a "full installation" only, with special snapshot and recovery features. Later, live-CD running-in-RAM with session-saving was added, and a "frugal installation" mode, however all of this is different from Puppy.

Quirky is created with the woofQ build system, which forked from Woof2, the Puppy builder. Note, the current Puppy builder is Woof-CE. Woof can build a Puppy or Puppy-like distro from any binary packages, including those from Ubuntu, Debian, or Slackware, or packages compiled from source (T2 or OpenEmbedded).

This page needs to be filled out a bit more. For now, read the "Quirky" tag in Barry's blog to learn more, and track developments: 

Also, there are various "Quirky" threads on the Puppy Linux Forum: 

Such as:  


Pending Quirky docs