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If Puppy didn't exist, what distro would you be using?
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Rattlehead


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 05:14    Post subject:  If Puppy didn't exist, what distro would you be using?  

Just for fun, in a parallel universe where Puppy had never been invented, what distro you think you would be running now?

For me I think it would be Arch, because I have the impression that you can customize it as much as Puppy; I like that their "manual" is a wiki, so you can use it and have things your way...

(A bit of a contradiction here, as I only would have the degree of geekery necesary to run Arch due to all these years of learning in the friendly, I-install-in-5-minutes Puppy... Smile )

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 05:34    Post subject:  

I would be using W98 lite. Other Linuxes would be too hard for me to get started. Puppy gave me the wizards that made all the good stuff possible...
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 06:33    Post subject:  

Porteus with Xfce
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 07:30    Post subject:  

Slitaz Linux, very much like puppy-linux except for the breakneck development and thousands of spin-offs. I am guessing FatDog64 would be excluded as well.
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Bindee

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 07:45    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
I would be using W98 lite. Other Linuxes would be too hard for me to get started. Puppy gave me the wizards that made all the good stuff possible...


You have to be joking? Shocked

Mint and Ubuntu is now more user friendly than puppy from everything from hardware detection to easy single click deb install files and easy package and security updates.

Sadly puppy seems to have lost it's way from it's original concept and is now more time consuming complex than just booting up a Ubuntu live disk on standard settings.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 14:02    Post subject:  

PCLinuxOS or Mint.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 14:22    Post subject:  

AntiX-14 or 15
OR
WattOS-mini (the version with pekwm as the window manager)

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witekjeden

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 14:39    Post subject:  

Cyanogenmod. I use only Puppy (Wary, Quirky). For what computer if Puppy and Puppy-like does not exist? Destory computer next go shopping tablet and work with them.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 14:41    Post subject:  

I would be using Windows 7 and Slackware.

Arch linux is a poor excuse of a distro. It is unstable and everything changes for no reason.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 14:54    Post subject:  

Quote:
in a parallel universe


Hopefully, I would have learned FreeBSD with Fluxbox. Cuz right now. It is kicking my a$$.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 15:04    Post subject:  

It's hard to tell, because one of the reasons I've been able to try so many different distros in the last six years is that I've been able to take advantage of Puppy's excellent and easy to use iso-burning programs when I've downloaded isos of other distros.

Maybe I'd be using Vector, Zenwalk or AntiX.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 15:16    Post subject:  

Bindee wrote:
You have to be joking?

Mint and Ubuntu is now more user friendly than puppy from everything from hardware detection to easy single click deb install files and easy package and security updates..
True - but what I loved about W98 lite and what I love about puppy is the feeling of having my OS do exactly what I want, and none of what I don't want.

Other Linuxes do so much behind the scenes these days (including auto updates which I loathe) that I have no trust for them.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 16:32    Post subject:  

I'd be on Win 7... Puppy was not my intro to Linux per se, but it is what turned that introduction into a serious, happening thing.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2015, 18:39    Post subject:  

Still running Windows XP Pro as primary system on my old machine. Just too good to let go. Thing is, everything works and it works well. Can't beat it for compatability. Besides, all my favourite programs are Windows based. I have Puppy as frugal installs but to be honest, I hardly use it. Having said that, I love the concept of frugal installs where you basically have one big base file as your OS which stays the same and read-only. That together with add-on SFS files for your programs which are also read-only, really does limit the chances of error. No registry ala Windows is a big plus too.
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug 2015, 03:06    Post subject:  

OS2

But it is really hard to get new programs for it. Shocked

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