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Vote: Do you use Linux EXCLUSIVELY?
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Do you use Linux EXCLUSIVELY?
Yes, I exclusively use Puppy Linux
31%
 31%  [ 24 ]
Yes, I exclusively use Puppy and other Linux(es)
18%
 18%  [ 14 ]
No, I mainly use Linux but keep Windows around
35%
 35%  [ 27 ]
No, I use Linux but also use Windows a lot
14%
 14%  [ 11 ]
Total Votes : 76

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benali72

Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Posts: 285

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 02:44    Post subject:  Vote: Do you use Linux EXCLUSIVELY?  

Please vote on whether you use: Puppy only, Puppy plus other Linux distro(s), mainly Linux with some Windows, or both Linux and Windows.

If you keep Windows around to run a specific application or for a particular reason, please explain.
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ozsouth

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Location: S.E Australia

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 03:29    Post subject: Only Puppy now  

Since my last win7 hdd failed, I only put Puppy (Tahr6.0 & Xslacko3.1) on my replacement hdd. Previously dual-booted.
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watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
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Location: Italy

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 03:36    Post subject:  

I use exclusively puppy linux but sometimes I do experiments with other distros. I rarely boot windows 7: once in a year perhaps.
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Moat


Joined: 16 Jul 2013
Posts: 708
Location: Mid-mitten, USA

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 04:44    Post subject:  

I'd love to go Linux full-time, but I'm a musician by trade, and there are a number of applications (equipment interface/patch editors/librarians and DAW) that I regularly use and rely on that require Windows. These are "mission critical" applications for me, so I really have no interest in trying to sort through bugs or - worse - data loss/corruption, in attempting to get these applications working in Wine or the like. I revert to Linux for fun, and most everything else. Smile Probably split my time about evenly between Windows (XP or 7) and Linux (Puppy and Mint 17.1, ATM). Right tools for the job!

Bob
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cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 05:08    Post subject:  

" but I'm a musician by trade "

Never tried any versions of Puppy Studio etc?

Plenty of freebies.

Chris.
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LeithR

Joined: 24 Jan 2011
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Location: Kemnay, Aberdeenshire/Scotland

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 05:32    Post subject:  

I have used Linux exclusively since retiring 4 years ago. Before that I used M$W for business and Linux for fun. So much happier with Linux!
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Moat


Joined: 16 Jul 2013
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Location: Mid-mitten, USA

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 05:33    Post subject:  

cthisbear wrote:
Never tried any versions of Puppy Studio etc?


Oh, sure - Puppy Studio, Ubuntu Studio, Battleshooter's audio apps for Carolina Puppy - even scouring the forum for audio DAW apps for setting up my Precise Puppy for all things audio - all good stuff! But it's the specific equipment interface software that I need to use, and it's not available for Linux, unfortunately. And I'm gettin' too old/memory-corrupt to entirely re-learn a new Linux-based DAW, anyhow. Laughing

Bob
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LazY Puppy


Joined: 21 Nov 2014
Posts: 1937
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 07:16    Post subject:  

I have access to four (4) Desktop Computers where two of them are my own Computers and another one is the Computer of my Girlfriend.

On my own computers and on my Girlfriend's computer there is Puppy Linux exclusively installed (USB HDs & USB Flash Drives) and used.

The 4th Computer still has WinXP installed and this is only used for 16 track audio recording (simultaneously), which can't be done in Linux!

Also I'd tried some different Linux distributions but none of them gave me the fun of Puppy Linux.

Won't miss it anymore!

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Sailor Enceladus

Joined: 22 Feb 2016
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 08:55    Post subject:  

Puppy almost exclusively, but I also have FreeDos. Since the bottom two options only said Winblows™ I voted the top option.
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nic007


Joined: 13 Nov 2011
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Location: Cradle of Humankind

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 10:31    Post subject:  

Mostly Puppy these days but that's only because I also have Windows 10 pre-installed on the machine (which I dislike because of all the popups and updates). XP Pro would have been my preferred choice if I still had it.
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Trobin

Joined: 18 Aug 2005
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Location: BC Canada

PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 11:27    Post subject:  

Puppy Linux and windows vista. In al the years I have played with Puppy I have never succeeded in getting wireless to work. Not that stringing a cable across the floor is that much of a problem when I'm home alone. But with a 92 year old mother I'll keep windows around.
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festus


Joined: 14 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 11:45    Post subject:  

My entire family Uses ONLY Puppy Linux:

lxpup-15.11.4-s-pae, lxpuptahr-15.12.1-pae and X-slacko-4.0

All are frugal installs and very good Pups.

If it wasn't for Linux, particularly Puppy, I would not use a computer.

Thank you, to the developers of the Puppy spins.

festus Smile

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Keisha

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 13:55    Post subject:  

Fedora-23 (in its Korora-23-xfce4 guise) as the daily driver.

For quicker administration, where switching between root and non-root would be a hassle, usually TahrPup.

I haven't used Windows since xp sp3. But then, all I do is browsing, letters, the occasional spreadsheet, and email.

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starhawk

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 14:02    Post subject:  

I use Puppy essentially exclusively. I have a Windows box for graphics stuff, but I haven't used it since before last Christmas. I've also been contemplating (for a couple months now) a closer examination of Linux Mint... but I never seem to get around to installing it, lol.

So I checked the box for "I use Puppy exclusively" since that's what I'm doing right now.

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benali72

Joined: 09 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2016, 14:25    Post subject: Puppy + other distros = Love!  

I install Puppy on ALL systems to control the boot menu and for admin tasks. For the cost of only a gig on disk you get a fine admin system. I pick up and give computers to charity and use Puppy for all testing and config work.

For my personal daily stuff, I use Linux Mint (version 17 with xfce).

I keep one box capable of dual-booting into Win 7 in case I ever need it for compatibility purposes... but that's never happened yet! Laughing

So I voted for Option 2 (Puppy plus other distros).

I must add -- I don't use Puppy on a daily basis, but wow, I am so thankful to have it for computer configuration & administration. Thank you Barry and all Puppians!
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