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Caraibes

Joined: 21 Jul 2005
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Location: Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug 2005, 21:56    Post subject:  

I am becomming more and more of an adept of the Puppy OS.
I have a little network at home, and at first I installed "BeatrIX Linux", which is fine too... But then, I started to leave a Puppy CD in the drive all the time, and I am now hooked.
As of my main PC, I am still a "prisoner of Bill Gates" in the sense that so far I access DSL thru a USB modem (speedtouch 330), and couldn't make it work under any Linux (the closest I got was with Kaella Knoppix....)
I am looking forward changing that modem for any other that connect with a RJ-45 port... Then, I'll have to figure out a way to configure my TV card (lifeView 2000)...

Now, I am searching for a second-hand laptop, obsolete under Window$, that will permanently host my Puppy...

About languages : here in Dominican Republic, everybody speaks spanish, it would be intersesting to start thinking about a way to translate (lots of hispanos in the world, most of them have easier access to older PC's...)

well, that's about it.... Again, great job Barry, as well as the whole Puppy Community, Big thanks !!!
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rarsa


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug 2005, 22:23    Post subject:  

The concept and the actual execution: Excellent.
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besby11
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Aug 2005, 22:11    Post subject:  

HELLO,
I just wanna tell everyone that im now hookted on puppy like a drug its just so fast!!!!!i have 2 computers one (was) kubuntu linux and one with W1n1ow$ and i usuily would just use m$ but then i tryed puppy and im hookted i formatted both and installed puppy and lovin it.

so how do i puppy, the best way
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Aug 2005, 02:37    Post subject:  

Puppy is a drug.

Known side effects.
Increase in knowledge
Being kind to puppys

Get involved anyway you find is fun: Learn to program, develop the IRC channel (which is languishing), improve some wiki pages - oh I dunno develop a talking Puppy . . .

. . . wot no speech recognition in Puppy? tsk tsk - ALSA support and then speech recognition . . .

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fang

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2005, 19:54    Post subject:  

A Slackware man for years (well the last 9 anyhow, and I do still run it on my main home PC, and on a couple of development ones at work) and a fan of FreeBSD (and of OpenBSD - have created my own very small 'live CD' type images for this OS), and have tried out the other main "live cd" 'distros' out there, but I have to say that I'm very impressed by puppy - just don't like the name, not a big dog lover, much prefer pussies (and kittens) - and will be even more impressed if the USB flash drive installation I've tried actually works when I get back to work and have access to a PC that can boot from it.

Will try out the 'unleashed' source next to see what that can do for me (ie. hopefully make me a CD that includes ndiswrapper wireless support by default - now that would be cool).

Ni!
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 16:55    Post subject: testing  

I'm testing Puppy from a liveCD on my main machine. So far it looks like Mandrake, and perhaps even Windows, will be homeless soon.
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dewdrop


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2005, 16:13    Post subject: How do you Puppy  

Hi,

I just ran across this thread and thought I would add my 2 centavos about how I Puppy.

I have a Mini-Cd in the drive and it has Chubby Puppy 1.0.4 on it. The pup001 file sits on the C: drive.

I can be accused of "bloating" I suppose since I have Opera 8.5 (just downloaded yesterday), and also RealPlayer - I like the music stations on the pupget radio, and just transferred the web addresses to RealPlayer. I also like to have access to the C-SPAN stations - which the pupget radio can't do.

I have web access to email, web surfing, and banking - in 2 countries/2 currencies - which Grisbi handles very nicely, thank you very much.

I can now print with Puppy.....thanks to the effort of Rarsa...which gives me one more reason to remain in Puppy and not have to switch back to MS-XP.

GAIM keeps me aware of incoming emails and when friends are online. I'm realizing that ROX is a great file manager, and slowly....ever so slowly, I'm using xterm.

The Open Office programs are more than sufficient for my needs.

I guess I've rambled on enough for you all to get the idea that I use Puppy a lot....every day.

2 areas still not covered by Puppy - or really any other Linux Distro are Music .... as in composing/arranging (Rose Garden doesn't "cut" it), and scanning a document....I know I have a scanner that's not mainline - at least no distro that I've tried so far has allowed me to use it. But these are not gripes...just observations.

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some "old" computers somehow and seeing what Puppy can do with them. I think it will be fun and interesting.

later,

Dewdrop
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Alucard_the_dex


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PostPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2005, 03:42    Post subject:  

how do i puppy>? well i been puppying for a few days now and enjoying it very much i mainly use my computer for music internet and Images and so far ive loved puppy i cant wait to get under the hood with it it runs so nice on my old PII 400mhz and im starting to learn alot more already about it I think its jsut the answer and i hope to get use to it alot more in the future AND dieing to find a Old laptop to run it on I hope to get one this weekend
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seldomseen


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PostPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2005, 20:13    Post subject:  

Now armed with Chubby (a friend with high-speed burnt me a copy) I'm REALLY good to go. Using it quite a bit for everything (though Vector SOHO is my numero uno system). I keep a Puppy CD with me so's I can boot up with any borrowed 'puter. Still don't have the multi-session CD figured out, so (for now) my traveling OS would be a Puppy CD and thumb drive. Now searching for an old laptop; that with Puppy would make a great setup for traveling.
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SA_Ron

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2005, 23:52    Post subject: Untrained Puppy  

The "Untrained" part is me, not the OS. Very Happy

Anyway, I'm a Solaris admin at work and at home I like to test Linux distros. I don't run them into the ground, I just check to see how easy it is to get a distro from CD and onto my hard drive and configure it.

I don't know how I wound up with this stray puppy, but it looks like it's going to stay. I don't remember where I even heard about it. I downloaded it from linuxquestions.org (where it's buried in the "Other" category).
I had just finished trying Damn Small Linux, which I thought was great...until I found Puppy. DSL was pretty easy to install, but Puppy was ridiculously easy. DSL is history on this machine.

Other distros I have (SuSE, which is my fav at the moment, and Debian which I'm just trying out) use most of my 256M RAM. Puppy uses about a third of it! This will come in handy when I get down to actually learning how to configure it to my liking.

The only things I don't like so far are that I have to configure my ethernet connection each time use the CD. Also, I hate to hurt anyone's feelings here, but the dog at the splash screen has got to go. Couldn't we find a cuter dog???? The only other bad thing is the initial desktop coloring. It's hideous. Okay, okay, just my opinion, but it almost made me pull out the CD and forget about it when I initially loaded it. Very Happy

No, there aren't 17000 pieces of software, but frankly, who needs all of that? I haven't explored all that's available yet, but so far I'm not disappointed. All I really want is mplayer, a decent browser and some games. That's most of what I ask for from other distros. I don't think I'm going to be disappointed with Puppy.

I got hooked just on the installation and the fact that it uses so little RAM. I wonder how I'll feel when I try to make it look and act the way I want? I just hope this puppy isn't too hard to train.

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Alucard_the_dex


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 00:25    Post subject:  

>< Just to let you know Im pretty sure that puppy is the actualy puppy the mascot for the OS and thats most likely in loving memory of him >< and my opinion hes ubber cute ^^
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 00:39    Post subject: Re: Untrained Puppy  

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The "Untrained" part is me, not the OS. Very Happy


Herding cats may be impossible but puppys can learn . . .
Wink

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Anyway, I'm a Solaris admin at work and at home I like to test Linux distros. I don't run them into the ground, I just check to see how easy it is to get a distro from CD and onto my hard drive and configure it.



About the time I got involved in using Puppy I thought do I upgrade to 512 meg ram (just a swap from another machine) to use Solaris or do I use something that my machine will very comfortably run. I am happy with the choice I made. For a desktop user is there anything in Solaris that might tempt me?

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I had just finished trying Damn Small Linux, which I thought was great...until I found Puppy. DSL was pretty easy to install, but Puppy was ridiculously easy. DSL is history on this machine.

Some people find the hardware recognition on DSL allows them to use their system. Others prefer DSL for unknown reasons. We say woof to DSL.

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Other distros I have (SuSE, which is my fav at the moment, and Debian which I'm just trying out) use most of my 256M RAM. Puppy uses about a third of it! This will come in handy when I get down to actually learning how to configure it to my liking.


I am tempted to try SUSE - only ever looked at it from a Live CD version. Have just ordered the new Ubuntu. The thing is I am spoilt by Puppy - why are these other distros so slow. Wait . . . I know the answer . . .


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The only things I don't like so far are that I have to configure my ethernet connection each time use the CD.


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Not sure why - this should be saved in the dotpup001 that Puppy creates on your hard dsk . . .

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Also, I hate to hurt anyone's feelings here, but the dog at the splash screen has got to go. Couldn't we find a cuter dog????


tsk tsk
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/amy/index.html
cuter yes . . . better mascot? No . . .
http://www.zen45800.zen.co.uk/puppy3/

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The only other bad thing is the initial desktop coloring. It's hideous. Okay, okay, just my opinion, but it almost made me pull out the CD and forget about it when I initially loaded it. Very Happy


quite a few ways to change that and it will be different for 1.0.6 - sorry about the culture shock . . .
Welcome to the kennels

here is Puppy trained to my liking
http://tinyurl.com/7hxf7 Smile

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 00:52    Post subject:  

i think DSL was originally intended as an emergency boot cd

i think Puppy was originally intended from the beginning to be a fast, light, easy-to-use OS with everything you need, and intended to be used every day as your primary OS

i think this is the most noticeable difference between DSL and Puppy
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 01:25    Post subject:  

I've definitely been using Puppy every day since I've downloaded it.
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2005, 01:28    Post subject: Re: Untrained Puppy  

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About the time I got involved in using Puppy I thought do I upgrade to 512 meg ram (just a swap from another machine) to use Solaris or do I use something that my machine will very comfortably run. I am happy with the choice I made. For a desktop user is there anything in Solaris that might tempt me?


No, Solaris is really a server OS for high end systems. You can get a version for a PC, but I don't know why anyone would use it. Desktop isn't what it's really meant for.

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Some people find the hardware recognition on DSL allows them to use their system. Others prefer DSL for unknown reasons. We say woof to DSL.


How about 'Puppy raises hind leg' instead? Very Happy

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I am tempted to try SUSE - only ever looked at it from a Live CD version. Have just ordered the new Ubuntu. The thing is I am spoilt by Puppy - why are these other distros so slow. Wait . . . I know the answer . . .


Speed isn't everything and SUSE is the best OS I've seen for a user who is just coming out of a Windoz environment. The feel of it is windoz-like enough that you can learn the GUI tools (YAST) rather easily. It's the best intro to Linux I've seen for those not of the geek persuasion. And it's easy to get lots of software for it.
Puppy is better for those of us who've had some Linux already, I think. I've already been telling some Linux friends that they HAVE to check this out. I think maybe the best thing about Puppy (and there's lots of great things) is that you don't have to mess with partitioning to try it.


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Also, I hate to hurt anyone's feelings here, but the dog at the splash screen has got to go. Couldn't we find a cuter dog????


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tsk tsk

Sorry, but SOMEbody had to say it. Very Happy

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The only other bad thing is the initial desktop coloring. It's hideous. Okay, okay, just my opinion, but it almost made me pull out the CD and forget about it when I initially loaded it. Very Happy
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