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tallboy


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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2018, 17:53    Post subject:  

It is now nearing the time when you sit down and contemplate, whispering to yourself, over and over again: "Why didn't I do this years ago?" Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May 2018, 21:47    Post subject: Linux, Puppy, Puppy X or Y ?  

My Criteria for Switching to (Puppy) Linux
now how to switch from puppy x to Puppy y, soon z...
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PostPosted: Mon 14 May 2018, 06:09    Post subject:  

The question I have is, why didn’t someone tell me earlier about Puppy? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 14 May 2018, 19:28    Post subject:  

We have been shouting at the top our our voices, but you didn't hear us, because the Windows were closed! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon 14 May 2018, 23:07    Post subject:  

My Criteria??? One word... Admin

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2018, 06:24    Post subject:  

fmen wrote:
The question I have is, why didn’t someone tell me earlier about Puppy? Very Happy

When I made *my* leap from Windows into the Puppyverse, I reckon my questions were: "HOW is all this freedom even legal? WHY am I getting all this cool software for free - with minimal* concerns about security?" Well security isn't a complete given - there are risks still (i.e, Java, browsers, meltdown etc discussed elsewhere). But the biggest buzz is from spending a little time learning the ropes and being prepared to *keep on* learning - you seem to be well on the path fmen, congratulations! You're the boss now - not some sheep...

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fmen

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2018, 12:54    Post subject:  

Switching to a new OS after 20+ years of Windows is a bit of a challenge. And that's what actually attracted me to the enterprise. There is a great satisfaction to solving puzzles. Having a terrific forum like this one adds to the enjoyment.

In a relatively short amount of time, I have pretty well checked off the majority of my criteria. I've managed to shrink the desktop icons to my specifications, configured the tray menu with shortcuts for Chromium, Shutdown and Restart etc.
Learning a new scripting language is the only real challenge left. Mikeslr sent me some terrific suggestions which I plan on thoroughly investigating.

Thanks for the encouragement and help. This is loads of fun.
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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2018, 13:19    Post subject:  

We're happy when you're happy! Very Happy Glad to have you on board!
All parts of Linux are just a collection of text files, which can be edited. Just realizing that any user can modify absolutely everything in a Linux distro, without restrictions, must be something of an eyeopener to a dedicated Windows user.
My suggestion for getting some insight into a scripting language, is Bash. It can be used in any Linux, and is used extensively in every part of the OS. Both basic and advanced instructions are published at http://tldp.org. It takes only minutes to make a little script that takes care of all your normal tasks after booting your Puppy. I also suggest that you try to get an overview of the possibilities that the normal Linux commands can give you, even if the commands in Busybox - used in most Puppys - are somewhat limited. Things like a fifo don't even exist in Windoze...

Funny, Windows 10 now introduces Bash... Confused

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2018, 14:37    Post subject:  

Yup, already on bash. In conjunction with xdotool and easygestures, should be able to automate Puppy to my heart's content.
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