Puppy's speed is evident in Quirky, but other factors are different. For instance, Quirky does not use SFS (Squash File System) modules to add software packages. It does not require a session save-file to create persistent memory. It does not need the initrd.gz to boot. Quirky also does not use GTK 2.24.x for rendering as does Puppy Linux.
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Posted: Sat 25 Jan 2014, 16:25 Post_subject:
Unlike mainline Puppy distros, Quirky can more easily install and run from a hard drive. It does not require a limited frugal installation to run.
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Installing Quirky is much easier and takes almost no fiddling compared to other so-called portable Linux distros like Puppy, Knoppix and Porteus.
I am happy Barry is busily exploring new ideas with Quirky, and to see a review of it on LinuxInsider, but what's with denying mainline Puppy its full install capabilities? I've been running a full install of some version of Puppy trouble-free since 2010. _________________ Primary - Intel Celeron 1.80GHz, 579MB RAM, ATI Rage 128 Pro ULTRA TF. Precise Puppy 5.7.1 Retro full install.
Secondary - Pentium 3 533MHz, 385MB RAM, Matrox MGA-G200 AGP. Precise Puppy 5.7.1 Retro frugal install. (IDE HD is 428 MB!)