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Is Puppy your favorite distro?
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Mar 2010, 21:12    Post subject:  

Bert wrote:


I think this isn't really fair towards Clem Lefebre. All he has ever said is that he could not accept Israel's politics towards the Palestinians.

It could even be argued he acted in a more Christian manner than the "Christians" who attacked him.


Ummmm no he went as far to even very speak negative Christian's and Donations towards the distro, plus he went as far to say if you support the Jewish people then don't bother using Linux Mint, later he apologized and removed his statements.
My top 3 list are just that, my views, Clem LeFebvre should of never opened that can of worms, and of course there would be backlash, so many people around the world really liked Linux Mint and had no idea of what kind of person was behind it. I found it totally shocking personally. Plus when I said he was a "dolt" well lets look at the meaning shall we, Smile dolt:
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slow-witted or stupid person
. Well that sums it up perfectly one might say.
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Bert


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 06:23    Post subject:  

Hi ttuuxxx,

I don't want to start an argument here. I'll respect your opinion. That doesn't mean I agree with you. Calling someone a dolt has never enlightened any discussion, as it is a very poor argument, that doesn't "sum up" anything.
Suffice to say that the majority of the Israelian and Palestinian people are dreaming of a peaceful coexistence.

Back on topic now:
My favorites list is:

1. Ubuntu, my daily workhorse
2. Linux Mint (can't wait to see the LXDE edition!)
3. Puppy

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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 06:35    Post subject:  

I agree Bert, what when it comes to calling him a "dolt" really I was being nice, I had lots of of choice words that came to mind, I think the whole thing took me off guard when it happened, I've always like Linux Mint, it was never a Faith based linux like "Living Water" but just a general use Linux, for the General population, And when the lead developer takes a stand against Jewish/Christians that was going against a line he should of sat back and thought about first. For years Linux Mint was like my 3 Os, It was just a kick in the chops for me, I never had any words against him etc, I just enjoyed his Os and still do, The way I look at it i that you can have some general words that can hurt a whole community even if the majority of the community has nothing to do with the argument.
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tubeguy


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 09:00    Post subject:  

Speaking of Mint, I tried it last night on the laptop and I had the same problem I did with Debian and do with GPartEd, I'm stuck at 800x600. I figured I would go ahead and install it after booting the live version and then work out the resolution problem, but I got some weird error message I didn't write down, it didn't boot after the install routine. On the plus side, I was able to configure my wireless card, have not been able to do that with Debian. I'm starting to wonder why I bother even trying any other distros outside of Puppy.

It's strange that distros as large as Debian and Mint wouldn't recognize my video setup, and Puppy happily gives me any resolution I want. I mean large as in the size of the ISO- it would seem there would be room to have my setup covered. I don't know, so I guess I'm asking: is that because Puppy just asks you what resolution to use and then gives it to you and Debian tries to detect it and fails?

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eunix

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 09:38    Post subject:    

I have to say that puppy is one of my favorites but I run a lot of stuff including True64, AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, OpenSolaris, OSX, Vista, Win7 and of course Ubuntu.

What I really like about Puppy is that it allows me to continue to get use out of my aged army of laptops and test machines and I can keep my kids on their toes when I rotate test machines for them to use around the house.

What I really like about Puppy is that it works very well as a virtual machine in xVM.

Cheers,

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nitehawk


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 12:53    Post subject:  

OK,..
I have to update my earlier post. I stated that Puppy was my "Swiss-Army-Knife" distro. That's true,..but I just slapped it (dual-booted with Debian) on my main computer. Got tired of that other distro (dual-booted with Debian) I had on there with all it's little quirks that were always showing up at the worst moments. With Puppy, I can get all things working just fine. So I wondered why was I trying to bother with that other distro, anyhow? Life's too short for all that fiddling and configuring. Just gimme Puppy.
..so my favorites would have to be 50-50 split:
Puppy & Debian (yeah,..I know,.......I really HAVE to try dpup).
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racepres


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 13:38    Post subject:
Subject description: Mint??
 

I can tell you that I can not, no-way, put mint5 or newer [haven't went older, don't feel like it] on a celery 933 with 512 RAM. too Old!!! No mint for me. I'm sticking to my Puppies, Thanks
RP
BTW, of course I have newer stuff that will take mint/buntu's etc... I just won't...
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 13:46    Post subject:  

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on a celery 933 with 512 RAM

..hey! I got one of them too. Only mine has only 384 ram. And (of course)...it's got Puppy on there. Now my main computer is running Puppy as well (Puppy for new and old,..eh?)
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 14:05    Post subject:  

nitehawk wrote:
(Puppy for new and old,..eh?)


That's the way of it at my house!
RP
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DaveS


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar 2010, 14:07    Post subject:  

Favorite, and now, ONLY distro I use.
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Kirby


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar 2010, 04:14    Post subject:  

I got a kick out of this Thread!
It's fun to see what other people are running as their every day machines. On my Desktop computer I have Win XP (which is banned from the internet! About the only safe way to use it LOL), Opensuse 11.2 KDE and A slew of Puppies!

I still use XP for Photoshop. I can't get the swing of Gimp and I have tried too. And a few rare instances where I have to use it because of obscure software. Besides that I am Done with Microsoft!

Opensuse looks fancy and has some nice software repositories (when their server is working) and when I figure out how to use Torrent files in Puppy I won't be using it either.

I have tried to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Mint. I think out of all the versions I have tried only Xubuntu worked for the most part. The rest would not even finish installing. I have a Dell Desktop computer that is perhaps 4 years old. That speaks poorly of Ubuntu to me so far.

I have Loved Puppy from the first time I saw it and now it's all I like to use. The more I use it the more I hate to use anything else. For me it just spoils me. It just works no matter what I throw at it, and is a joy to work in. If I hunger for some variety, I just download a new Puplet and it feeds the hunger for change. I am using Stardust 13 now and am really loving it! I am still very partial to Regular Puppy 4.31 though!

I will still be curious to try new Linux Distro's if they seem good to me, but I realize that it will be Very Difficult to pry puppy away from me for more than a few days now! Puppy is my Best Friend and daily companion. So Yes it is My Favorite Distro and am working very hard to make it my Only One!

Kirby

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar 2010, 04:31    Post subject:  

Oh and one more thing Very Happy
Why is it that something like Ubuntu or others that are 3.4 GB don't work out of the box for any computer I try to install them on? But Puppy which is only 100 MB works every time! It Just doesn't make sense to me?

To me this Speaks Volumes about an OS! Barry K and Friends are the Finest!

Kirby

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar 2010, 07:38    Post subject:  

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when I figure out how to use Torrent files in Puppy I won't be using it either

Do you mean you don't know how to download files in the "torrent way"? If so, you can install Transmission from here http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=38969, that is a great torrent software
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar 2010, 10:50    Post subject:  

Kirby wrote:
Oh and one more thing Very Happy
Why is it that something like Ubuntu or others that are 3.4 GB don't work out of the box for any computer I try to install them on? But Puppy which is only 100 MB works every time! It Just doesn't make sense to me?

To me this Speaks Volumes about an OS! Barry K and Friends are the Finest!

Kirby


Puppy is GREAT! Please allow me to second the praise being heaped on Barry and Friends!

In answer to the original question, I have migrated pretty much all of my internet usage to Puppy431 (my XP system stays offline, and my Win98 systems are semi-retired -- Puppy now sits in their place). I still plan to install Debian, hoping that it is less painful than the last time I did an install...

The fact that Puppy seamlessly installs most everything that can be found as a Debian package, removes most possible software limitations (note: you may need to add libraries, but those are also available from Debian -- run the new program from command-line and you can identify the missing libraries, download and install)
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar 2010, 14:23    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
[I still plan to install Debian, hoping that it is less painful than the last time I did an install...)


I pretty much am stuck w/ debian on my macs, or at least left out of the "kennel". And I can tell ya.... You'll be back, to the Puppy, that is. While not that difficult to install, it just aint Puppy!!
RP
BTW xfce gives me the best "debian experience".
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