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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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Pelo


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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2016, 07:41    Post subject: Caution with Puppy, the more powerful the computers are  

Its a reality, sound is tree times better in Windows.
Even the same CD.. Even burnt with Linux.. Or listening You Tube..
There is no secret, if 95% of people keep on Windows, they are not idiot.
But perhaps 50 % of the remaining 5% like computing.. and choose Puppy..

Now Puppy is more to study Puppy, than to use it. It's only an opinion.
And there is also the pleasure to speak english Smile
Imagine if Puppy was only in french, how many of you would use it ?

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nic007


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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2016, 07:53    Post subject:  

Hi musher0. I use XMplay which is a windows application but also runs well in Wine. It's much better than any other linux application (and any other Windows player I have ever used) as far as quality of sound is concerned. The reason for this is that it's able to use the old Winamp plugins eg. Enhancer which is a DSP plugin and really makes a massive difference. As said, same application/ same settings/same songs. Sounds good in Puppy but crisper and more vibrant when using Windows. Having used Puppy now exclusively for quite a long time I forgot how good it sounds in Windows. It was a bit of a wow moment for me to be quite honest.
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2016, 08:06    Post subject: I will try XMplay !  

I will try XMplay !
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nic007


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PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2016, 08:25    Post subject: Re: I will try XMplay !  

Pelo wrote:
I will try XMplay !


Remember to download and install the Enhancer 017 dsp plugin too. Download it from the Xmplay support site
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grump


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Location: Melbourne, Oz

PostPosted: Sat 14 May 2016, 08:55    Post subject:  

I only use Pups on one laptop, and while I used Precise for quite a while something broke software wise and I could not fix it. Most other Pups I've tried since then have been less than pleasing on the laptop (it's a HP with a Broadcom wifi chip). Things like the wifi needing to be setup each time I start, not being able to get Chrome working properly, not being able to get sound working properly, having to setup everything each time it starts etc. Not all at the same time mind you, but just some issues with various versions.

I used to use Puppy for all my internet banking after a password scare, but now that I have an iPad I don't feel the need to use Puppy for that purpose.

I like Windows 10 - it works well, is reliable and has no setup issues. I play with Puppies every now and then, and when I find a reliable version I'll go back to using it.

I see Puppy as something to play with - I'm not a tin foil hat user. I appreciate all the work that ppl put into developing the Puppies, and the help I've got in this forum over the years.
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nic007


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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 03:06    Post subject:  

Another thing I have noticed running Puppy. The machine seems to be running "hotter" in comparison to when using Windows. Using Puppy the fan of my laptop stays on almost all of the time, not so when using Windows. Crying or Very sad
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Scooby

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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 06:24    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
Another thing I have noticed running Puppy. The machine seems to be running "hotter" in comparison to when using Windows. Using Puppy the fan of my laptop stays on almost all of the time, not so when using Windows. Crying or Very sad


Maybe you could use a cpu governor or a different one
if you allready have one

check out
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=903865#903865
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 08:12    Post subject:  

What make Laptop??
Both Lenovo and Dell have fan control applications that run under Puppy.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 08:32    Post subject:  

HP Compaq
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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 08:38    Post subject:  

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/hp-notebook-fan-control-in-hwinfo32.519840/

I don't have an HP so I cannot advise!!

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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 08:56    Post subject:  

I use Puppy quite a lot, quirky and other linux.
Also have an Acer Chromebook that I use a lot.
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nic007


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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 08:59    Post subject:  

No problem when running Windows. Perhaps I should just use Windows instead. Sound is also better running Windows.
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grump


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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 09:09    Post subject:  

Speaking of sound, after a bit of testing I found the CD ripper 'PCdRipper' that come in some Pups does a better job of ripping than just about anything else I've tried - and I've tried quite a few. The rips seem to have more detail in them - just my opinion though.

When I compared I used the same quality settings each time - but it was a while ago now.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 09:23    Post subject:  

grump wrote:
Speaking of sound, after a bit of testing I found the CD ripper 'PCdRipper' that come in some Pups does a better job of ripping than just about anything else I've tried - and I've tried quite a few. The rips seem to have more detail in them - just my opinion though.

When I compared I used the same quality settings each time - but it was a while ago now.

The quality of the encoded file will depend on the encoder used (normally lame is used for mp3 encoding). Also some versions of the encoder may perform better than others using the same settings (better quality, faster). And then of course your sound card and sound drivers will also make a difference i.r.o the output quality of the sound. The actual applications "guiding" the encoding process shouldn't make much of a difference if the same encoder and settings are used. The process may be smoother but I doubt the quality of the output file will be affected.
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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016, 12:09    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
Another thing I have noticed running Puppy. The machine seems to be running "hotter" in comparison to when using Windows. Using Puppy the fan of my laptop stays on almost all of the time, not so when using Windows. Crying or Very sad

Scooby wrote:
Maybe you could use a cpu governor or a different one

Yes, on older puppies I had to change Menu -> System -> CPU Frequency Tool governor from "performance" to "ondemand". Newer puppies (with kernel 3.12 or higher) had ondemand set automatically. In Dos/Win98 I had to use a tool called sstep.
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