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How do you Puppy?
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Aug 2005, 22:55    Post subject:  How do you Puppy?  

Very Happy

How do you Puppy? (yes Puppy is a verb too - it means to use Puppy)
Today I was given some Mp3's on CD. Using the MUT mounter from Jesse
I can click and am playing now. Verdict - just works.

Am I happy - yes Very Happy

My main program is Mozilla. I use the email program that is built in. I am VERY pleased to have Inkscape as a dotpup. Was using Dillo today. Yep it goes woosh. Rox is such a useful and usable file manager . . .

oh I could go on but listen . . .
How do you Puppy?

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Bancobusto


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Aug 2005, 23:27    Post subject:  

I Puppy in the morning, I Puppy in high Noon,
I Puppy in the Evening,
And underneath the moon!

Lobster, I'm really starting to prefer Mozilla to Firefox, it's starting to grow on me.
I use Puppy as a stereo, I have my amplifier attatched to me sound card (or is the other way around Shocked ) and Puppy acts as my randomized CD player...

Yes, Dillo just tears through the damn WEB - it's great, yes...

I use Puppy and Azureus to download things most days,

I use Puppy more, and more Very Happy
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rarsa


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Aug 2005, 23:42    Post subject:  

I use puppy to browse (opera), read e-mail (web based), do internet banking, etc, but mostly to learn more about puppy and linux.

With other distros you have to go through layers of distro specific tools and config files until you get to the common linux. In puppy things are so simple that it's easy to understand how they happen.

I work all day with Windows, but puppy is always in the CD drive, so when I get home with the laptop I just reboot in puppy and thinker around.

So I use puppy so I can work in Linux in the company's XP laptop while in my backyard or late at night in my bed.

I like seeing puppy mature.
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raffy

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 00:23    Post subject: How about kids?  

I've seen kids love to paint in MS paint, but when introduced to a Puppy mini-CD, they always asked for it. It loads more speedily and there are more brush features. They also like the instant VCD playing - choose VCD from the media player and go!

Which means, YOU DON'T FEEL THE OS with Puppy. So it is the "applications, applications" (useful applications) idea that will really drive the adoption of Puppy.

And while I still have your time, some educational kiddie games, like "potato guy" should be in Puppy (ummm, that's for me to work on, I guess).

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Flash
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 00:40    Post subject:  

rarsa wrote:
I use puppy to ... read e-mail (web based)
I find I need Internet Explorer to compose, or reply to, my Yahoo! mail with html. Every other browser than IE, you can compose, or reply to, Yahoo! mail only in plain text. Or am I missing something? I told Mozilla to report that it is IE, but that didn't work.
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 00:45    Post subject:  

Flash, I had no idea that you needed IE to compose with HTML in yahoo. I always compose plain text.

I never assume that the receiver will be able to see it correctly.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 03:32    Post subject:  

Get yourself a gmail account perhaps . . .

http://www.bytetest.com/

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tim

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 07:01    Post subject:  

Hi, how do I Pup? - (sorry - somewhat dodgy abreviation?)
I find it excellent for advocating Linux, for example i have set up Puppy for several people who simply do not know what Linux (or mozilla is!) all i put on the desktop are three icons - dialup - email - webrowser, they are over the moon that the old p300 that was abandoned is now a fast modern machine and they can surf the net etc etc.
I think the wizards and the friendly look make a big difference, more in this area will convince new owners.
I suppose the point i am making is perhaps make sure that alternatives are available via dotpup, for those that have more knowledege and then need to expand or try out other stuff .
oops went a bit offtopic...
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 07:47    Post subject:  

Bancobusto
Only Mozilla and Firefox can run XUL eg.
http://www.faser.net/mab/chrome/content/mab.xul
(view source to see how XUL code looks)

Raffy check out the news page on the wiki - Mtpaint 2.00 has been released . . . and G2 has created a dotpup . . .

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 08:06    Post subject:  

Well since She Who Loves Me But Really Really Dislikes My Computer Habit won't let me have them all upstairs in the house I run Puppy on my Laptop with XFree86 hammered into place (ifin' it not fittin' be usin' a bigger hammer) where I can run a remote XTerm or ssh into the other to do some compiling and what not....So I guess Puppy is the Master Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 10:26    Post subject:  

I have given a laptop a transfusion of Puppy and I take one everywhere I go. I just hand it to people, (Lots of fun when the wireless is connected) and most don't even notice for a few minutes that they aren't using the major OS.

Another factor that really makes Puppy shine on a portable is battery life. Since the OS runs from memory, the hard drive seldom turns. I have many times run the laptop for hours, even streaming music from shoutcast, and still have not gotten my battery to 50% Yesterday I took Puppy camping and played tunes, (when beople weren't checking e-mail and looking up the book value on their cars they wanted to sell.

I have gotten a couple requests for "One just like that" or "can you make me one with a dvd?". I am always scowering the working hardware section of the website but for now I am just sticking with older pII mobile IBMs. I have discovered the wonders of Retrobox and if all goes well there soon may be a percentage of profit beind donated.

Has anyone designed a Puppy case badge yet? I could use a sheet of them to cover the old "designed for" stickers.
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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 10:45    Post subject:  

Currently, I've been using Puppy to record from my line-in jack. I installed Vector last week, so I've been using that for everything else, but I haven't quite gotten Wavesurfer to record yet. Never fear, though, as I will probably start using Puppy more when 1.0.5 comes out. In the past, however, I have used Puppy as everything from a rescue cd to a full-time os. Soon, I hope to use Puppy for software developement. I really like Vector too, so I am glad Puppy's comming from it. This way, instead of using a rival os, I'm using Puppy's foster dad Razz
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2005, 10:02    Post subject:  

Using the li'l fella for a lot more these days ... just pop in the CD, boot up, kick out the CD, good to go. Probably easier to say what I DON'T use Puppy for. Once I a) borrow a high-speed hook-up long enough to download the Chubby version -- my business records are in Open Office format -- and b) figure out a way to work jpilot with Puppy, then this has the earmarks of a full-time do-everything system that can run on anything. Who'd'a thunk it?

When I tried out version 9.1, I thought this was a cool concept but little more than a cute toy -- kind of like a Yorkie. The more Puppy matures, the more I see it can be used for serious business. Barry & Co. are to be commended.
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 08:54    Post subject: How I use Puppy  

Right now I have Puppy dual booting on my hard drive with win 98, I use puppy for web surfing, email, and for learning about linux. I've only been using puppy for about a week now, but I am already enjoying it much more than windoze.
Thanks Barry for such a wonderful alternative!
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug 2005, 21:43    Post subject:  

Well I just finished another ThinkPad for a client.
Really nice little 600E and it flies with firefox and wifi. Clocked it today on my DSL doing 3.6 meg/second. Not to shabby for an old PII mobile 366 running on battery yet.

I was thinking about the HP commercial where the frames snap photos and I just had to come up with a simmilar photo. This is a real photo of the laptop that prossesed the photo. I have now set it as the desktop background.

I can't wait to deliver this little gem and start another one. The best way I know to spread the word about Puppy is to get it into the hands of as many people as possible. When all is said and done, the entire laptop is going to cost then just a little more than a "Professional" operating system and it will run faster. cleaner. leaner and longer.
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