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    Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    i've got it installed on my Thinkpad X30, and have to say that the new version (4.2) is great. i won't hesitate to put it on any older pc. plus, it runs like greased lightning. anyone else use it?
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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    I've ALWAYS used it as my main live cd. One of the few live cd's I like.

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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    I tried it once. Very clever and all that, but too annoying to use as an everyday OS on any system which can run a better distro.


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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meridian View Post
    I tried it once. Very clever and all that, but too annoying to use as an everyday OS on any system which can run a better distro.


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    what was annoying about it?

    i don't think it was meant to be used as a full featured desktop. although you would be surprised what you can do with it. there are many apps that can be added later in the form of dotpups.

    i think what sets it apart from other distros is the fact that it is a very small size, can be run a 128mb flash drive, has all codecs and flash, and runs extremely fast on very old hardware. what it does, it does very well.

    they have given puppy a makeover in 4.2. check it out if you havn't already. plus, it's only 80mb.
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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    As I said - very clever. If you need a very small distro to get something done, or because you have little room, it's great. But its use of obscure apps for everything means having to learn everything all over again. I had other issues which I can't remember. Like all specialist things, it;s great at that one job, but rather poor at other things - like being a mainstream distro. IMHO you should use it if you need it, but not otherwise.


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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    What kernel does it use? It might be a good candidate for a virtual machine install.
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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_raider View Post
    What kernel does it use? It might be a good candidate for a virtual machine install.
    last time i checked, it used 2.6.25

    as far as using it if you need it, it turned out that i did need it. i got a thinkpad X30 that would not run anything but puppy. but i'm very happy with it, as i only use my laptop for surfing and email. i don't even have a hard drive in it. puppy is installed on a 1gb pendrive.
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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    Yes, it's one of my favorite Linux distros. I have an older laptop (Compaq Presario 1694, upgraded with a K6-III+ and larger HDD), and it works wonderfully with Puppy. This laptop really didn't work too well unless you wanted to go all the way back to Windows 98se, but with Puppy, you can get a modern OS and capabilities.

    I have even run my main computer on Puppy before, booting it off the Live CD, and it's similar enough to Windows that I would have no problem recommending it to a newbie.

    I've found that 4.1.2 still seems to work better than the new 4.2 version on older hardware, but YMMV.

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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    I've also tried Puppy on my old PIII 500mhz laptop. Works fine for me. The only thing I can't figure out is how to install it on the hard drive and boot from there. I want to keep the cd rom free for other things.
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    Re: Anyone use Puppy Linux?

    I haven't used Puppy in a long time so I don't know the exact steps to take. But I did a bit of digging and found this: http://puppylinux.org/wikka/InstallationFullHDD

    Have a read and see if this helps you out.

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