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Questions: best browser, distro, application?
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puppian


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2005, 13:58    Post_subject:  

Dillo (0.8.5 patched) -Very fast!

Puppy -The only distro I use.
I first meet linux when I was trying to search for a multimedia distro like GeeXbox. But I couldn't get it work and I finally found Puppy Smile Maybe someone will make a minimal multimedia Puppy someday? I will be a very happy puppy by the time Very Happy

Mplayer - I assigned hotkey for it with icewm and it's great working in the console.
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tim

Joined: 03 Jun 2005
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Location: UK Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2005, 17:04    Post_subject:  

Mozilla is my favourite browser, then Firefox, not keen on Opera, although I havn't taken any real time to try it out properly. Textmaker is great - does everything and more for me, RipperX is great and I like the whole Puppy package, it runs very fast on old pc's yet has uptodate software.
I can listen to music, run slide shows with pictures from the digital camera, produce the odd document, net/email - what more do you need?
Still using Mandriva/SuSe............. though not sure why any more?
Started buying tins of dog food ........
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BarryK
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Joined: 09 May 2005
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2005, 22:09    Post_subject:  

tim wrote:

Started buying tins of dog food ........


I've sometimes wondered about that. It's real cheap, but says on the packet "not fit for human consumption" ...but they still give it to dogs, so I reckon it must be reasonably edible. Those doggy biscuits look good.
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rarsa


Joined: 29 May 2005
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2005, 22:19    Post_subject:  

Barry,

If you live in the outback then 'not fit for...' may not apply.

Dog food is done with the parts of the animals that city humans don't like: Tripe, snout, ears, but that in some cultures is perfectly fine and sometimes a delicacy.

Although you risk having your breath smelling like puppy breath.
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Bancobusto


Joined: 13 Jun 2005
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Location: Vancouver Island

PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2005, 22:29    Post_subject:  

I advise staying away from the non premium cans...

Breath is one thing, it's the di-a-ri-a that's what's been making me stick with rice all these years Very Happy

Techni-Cal is a good choice....

Alpo=disaster

edit; I use Firefox mostly, but am slowly leaning towards Mozilla for some reason.... maybe because there are so many goodies that come with it
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rarsa


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2005, 22:53    Post_subject:  

Do you prefer dry food? not even my dog likes it. Only wet canned food.

No wonder you like Mozilla over Opera! (jab) Wink

Try opera, it has so many features over Firefox and Mozilla that you'll feed any other browser like prehistoric.

(hahahaha, no, no, no, I know it's a matter of preference, I'm just happy today)
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edoc


Joined: 07 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 23:47    Post_subject:  

rarsa wrote:
Do you prefer dry food? not even my dog likes it. Only wet canned food.
No wonder you like Mozilla over Opera! (jab) Wink
Try opera, it has so many features over Firefox and Mozilla that you'll feed any other browser like prehistoric.
(hahahaha, no, no, no, I know it's a matter of preference, I'm just happy today)


I am not sure that I understand why there is a Mozilla and a Firefox/Thunderbird with any significant differences since they flow from the same organization.

I am also troubled that Firefox/Thunderbird are closely linked in Windows but not in Linux and that Mozilla is better integrated than either.

Haven't looked at Opera for years because last time I tried it the app was buggy and the word on the streets was that it was going under. Someone apparently rescued it.

What are the key functional differences between the Mozilla Suite and Opera, please? Also, which is the most efficient with the fewest dependencies under Puppy?

Thanks! doc
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Mechsus


Joined: 06 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 23:59    Post_subject:  

1.Opera.
2.Firefox - because you can assign your own home page, then have the tabs auto-open to that page.
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Lobster
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Aug 2005, 00:57    Post_subject:  

As we do not have access and control over Opera, Mozilla is the main browser. Mozilla has a web page composer. It also has XUL as does Firefox.

It is possible to take out Mozilla and use Opera as the main browser and John Murga did just that with Opera Puplet. I use Mozilla (which uses FireFox code) and the HTML email program (based on Thunderbird)

Opera is faster and has better scaling and display of multiple open windows. It also has an ad / commercial / closed source basis. On slower hardware I might use it but long term I would aim for Mozilla.

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rarsa


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Aug 2005, 10:23    Post_subject:  

edoc wrote:
What are the key functional differences between the Mozilla Suite and Opera, please?


In the third response to this thread I laid out what I think are the main advantages of Opera from my usage profile point of view. This is, I use a browser to browse and I like that Opera makes the brosing experience easy.

Other people have mentioned advantages of Mozilla according to their usage profile.

This is, not only the functional differences are important but how are you planning to use the product.

edoc wrote:
Which is the most efficient with the fewest dependencies under Puppy?

I find that the 'perceived speed' of Opera is faster. I don't know about the real speed.
Regarding the dependencies, I don't think it really matters as both run without a problem under Puppy.

So I would say. Use both for a while learning how to configure them, see which one shines on the taks you use the most.
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Glitchman
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Aug 2005, 16:25    Post_subject:  

I like a wide variety of browsers for a number of reasons: Lynx for its pure speed and efficiency, Opera for its easy-to-toggle options, and Firefox for its extensions, just to name a few.

Ordinarily Mozilla would be among those, but unfortunately the recent versions of Puppy bundle a beta version of Mozilla that does not allow me to disable images, making it useless on dial-up.

Does anyone know if the beta Mozilla is easy to uninstall from Puppy? I prefer to stick with Mozilla 1.7x until the image manager issue is resolved. Thanks.
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Leon

Joined: 22 Jun 2005
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Location: Slovenia

PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug 2005, 17:42    Post_subject:  

- Firefox, Mozilla, Dillo

- OpenOffice

- Puppy, my first and only Very Happy, started with 1.0.3 - Many thanks to Barry and the Puppy comunity!

- Currently using: puppy-chubby-1.0.4-mozilla-openoffice.iso, JWM, Emelfm2

- My wish list for ideal distro: Puppy+Firefox+Thunderbird+NVU+OpenOffice.org 2.x+Wine+JWM+Emelfm2
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gliezl


Joined: 06 Aug 2005
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Location: Manila

PostPosted: Mon 29 Aug 2005, 23:43    Post_subject:  

Leon wrote:

- My wish list for ideal distro: Puppy+Firefox+Thunderbird+NVU+OpenOffice.org 2.x+Wine+JWM+Emelfm2


Cool choice of application. Smile

Does Openoffice consumes a lot of RAM, right?
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Lobster
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug 2005, 01:16    Post_subject:  

Chubby Puupy is less than 100 meg - full Puppy with Open Office . . .
So with the standard 128 meg or better yet 256 meg Ram Puppy is fine.

Though people are running Puppy on older hardware and from a HD ram disk - and that is great - it is really best on what is a small amount of Ram by todays standards.

What is standard on phones these days in terms of Ram?
Once you have a projected keyboard (already exists) and a projected screen (does not exist yet in a viable form) then the Puppy phone becomes viable . . .

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