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What version of Puppy Linux is most stable?
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artsown

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb 2017, 20:23    Post subject:  

Among the more recent versions, FATDOG64 710 is a very solid pup. It
has its own unusual design, and seems "different" from other puppies.
IMO, it's worth it to spend time getting accustomed to it.

Art
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rufwoof


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10:51    Post subject:  

If you want stability go with Debian old-stable. In effect been through testing ... released generally - which was in effect a further period of testing by millions of people, billions of hours ... to then fall into long term support (security fixes only).The negatives of that are newer hardware might not be supported and you're running older versions of programs (stability/strongly tested go hand in hand with time). For speed, a puppy like frugal booted version of that works well. Main filesystem stored in squashed filesystem etc.

Which would currently mean DebianDog Wheezy. Personally however I'm running a puppy like Debian Jessie, which is the current stable, nearing end of life (soon to become old-stable). Pretty rock solid, with relatively few updates coming through as Stretch nears becoming the current stable (Jessie moves into old-stable). Jessie has a LTS phase that runs up to mid 2020 (after which most of the bugs will have been ironed out of Stretch and a transition over that would be appropriate as Stretch becomes old-stable (and Buster becomes the current stable at that time)).

Another negative however is that support for DebianDog (sort of puppified Debian) has ceased. As part of that being left high and dry I transitioned over to creating my own personal form of that, that's 99.9% pure Debian, but with a single additional script that flushes changes made during a session to disk (saves).

Debian is top of the tree, widely maintained and security patches tend to come through quickly. Combined with puppy like features (frugal booting etc.) ... best of both worlds - provided you don't mind not running with the latest versions of programs (content to run old well tested versions of programs). Provided you stick with just Debian repositories the system will be rock sold (the most stable possible choice).
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