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Puppy Linux

Postby dedanna1029 » 15 Mar 2010, 01:26

I'm debating on finally giving it a shot. Suggestions/opinions?

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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby samwise_gamgee » 15 Mar 2010, 01:45

I've thought of giving it a shot myself. I've given it a run on a livecd and it was pretty fast, but it did feel outdated. Could be that I'm used to having all the shiny features from the major players that I had high expectations?

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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby viking60 » 15 Mar 2010, 02:40

What about this one: It is slackware based and really snappy:
Nimblex Linux


I kind of like it.
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby dedanna1029 » 15 Mar 2010, 05:21

Interesting, NimbleX. May give it a shot, who knows.
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby viking60 » 22 Mar 2010, 10:34

Well Puppy is a charming and brilliant piece of Software. Putting it in RAM and making it fast on any computer is nice. OS and rescue disk in your pocket. If you pull out your USB pen and demonstrate it to the average Win user I think some of them could be converted to Linux.
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby rolf » 02 Apr 2010, 04:16

When I was trying Puppy, I thought it was neat how various configurations, files, and software installations could be written back to the CD/DVD, I guess usb flash, to have that on subsequent boots. Puppy was the first I noticed to have this feature, don't know if it exists elsewhere.

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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby viking60 » 02 Apr 2010, 11:43

I have not heard of any other distro having it. It is a charmer.
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby gnuuser » 21 Aug 2010, 03:30

there are also newer versions of puppy out there that run pretty good
I installed teenpup in my boys computer a while ago and he's had a blast with it
It has about anything a teen or young adult would want and a neat gui
It also has the great apps for file recovery and dd functions as well
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby dedanna1029 » 21 Aug 2010, 07:52

Nice. Thinking more and more on this one. In particular, since it seems that neither Arch nor Fedora know how to do nvidia drivers. :P
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby Joste » 02 Oct 2010, 23:52

It seems with a little work you can build puppy based on various distros.

http://bkhome.org/woof/

Think I might try that.
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby viking60 » 02 Oct 2010, 23:57

Wow that looks almost to good to be true. Let me know how it goes! If you survive I'll try it 8-) (Must finish testing the Arch server first).
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Re: Puppy Linux

Postby dedanna1029 » 03 Oct 2010, 00:00

Think I'm gonna try it too - looks COOL!
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