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Which Puppy should I use?
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vmars316


Joined: 26 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2012, 18:35    Post subject:  Which Puppy should I use?  

Greetings,
Newbie: win7 x64

I would like to Create a Puppy Boot CD.
And then USB Boot.
From: http://www.puppylinux.com/download/index.html
But which Puppy should I use "Wary 5.3 , Slacko 5.3.3 , Precise 5.4.1" .

Iniitally, I want to use Linux for a EmergencyRestoreUSB .
Then I want to try program development with HotBasic.

Pls, can someone suggest which version might work well for this ?
Thanks...vmars316
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2012, 19:28    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Well, any one of those would serve you well, but I`d go with Wary, as it is geared towards older hardware, IE more drivers etc.. Also is a bit more mature.. But thats just my 2 cents.. Very Happy

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vmars316


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2012, 20:28    Post subject:  

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Wary, as it is geared towards older hardware


You mean, In the sense that wary includes newest stuff plus all the old stuff ?
I wouldn't want to skimp on the new stuff.
Thanks...Vernon
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2012, 21:11    Post subject:  

Here is the basic rule: run the newest Puppy that works well on your hardware and meets your needs.

Only you can really make the decision.
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2012, 21:31    Post subject:  

Of the 7 Puppies I formerly used on my old 2003 PC [Lupu was my number1]...
1. Slacko-5.3.3.1 [my new number1] was the only Puppy [of those 7] that also booted OK on my new 2012 PC [64-bit hardware].

On the new 2012 PC, I've now found the following that work OK on it:
2. Dpup-Exprimo-5.x.3.4.2.8
3. Racy-5.3
4. Precise-5.4.1
5. FatDog64-600-Firefox
6. [Caro]Lina-003
7. MacPup-529
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vmars316


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov 2012, 13:56    Post subject:  

[quote="rcrsn51"]Here is the basic rule: run the newest Puppy that works well on your hardware and meets your needs.]
How would I know if it works well with my hardware ?

Are you saying, just keep installing until I find one that works ?
Surely, someone out there is running Puppy on Win7 x64 .

Hmm...
Ya, I could do that. Make a separate BootableCD, Idea
1 for Wary, and
1 for Slacko.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov 2012, 14:05    Post subject:  

If you're anything like me you'll find Puppy quite addictive and even when you do find one that runs well and does everything you could want you still won't be able to resist trying 'at least' one more just to see how it goes. And then another, and another...

Have fun, it's great here. Smile
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov 2012, 14:09    Post subject:  

vmars316 wrote:
How would I know if it works well with my hardware ?

Do you get the right video resolution for your monitor? Does your wifi work? Do you have sound?

It sounds like you want a guaranteed answer before investing in a CD. That's impossible to do if the only hardware description is "Win 7 x64".
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ally


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov 2012, 16:48    Post subject:  

Quote:
It sounds like you want a guaranteed answer before investing in a CD. That's impossible to do if the only hardware description is "Win 7 x64".


also bear in mind that puppy is free by the generosity of the developers so it will only cost the price of a burnt cd to try

I have collected many (many) puppy builds just for fun and have tried plenty but my fall-back favourite is slacko 5.3.3 soon to be replaced with 5.4

on old ibm t21's, new lenovo t61, amd dual core desktop and eeepc's it worked well on all

I have just converted somebody today to puppy, he spent ALL day getting a gateway laptop (repair) installed with vista, along comes puppy, first boot with everything working less than 2 minutes, after frugal install 35 seconds

again EVERYTHING worked immediately

have a bash with one of the newer builds from live cd so it won't interfere with your win7 and have a plan, you will be amazed!!

good luck

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vmars316


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov 2012, 22:41    Post subject:  

Thanks All:
Ok,
I am Posting this with Seamonkey on Slacko Boot from CD.
I used Frisbee to get connected to my wireless router.

Wow, you are sure right about Puppy being addictive.
Lots of great software already installed.
I haven't tackled email yet.
Anyone else using live.com/hotmail ?

btw: Is there a 'BASIC Programming Language' for Puppy ?

Maybe tomorrow, I'll try Wary.

...Vernon
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 02:24    Post subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48901&start=420
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 15:50    Post subject:  

Quote:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48901&start=420


Thanks, that looks promissing...Vernon[/quote]
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vmars316


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 15:59    Post subject:  

I booted up with only CD (slacko).
And saved a *.abw file.
Where did it save that file.
Or did it ?
Or, Do I need to allocate some space for Puppy on hardDrive ?

THanks...vm
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ally


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 16:16    Post subject:  

never used but......

http://www.basic-converter.org/

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 16:44    Post subject:  

vmars316 wrote:
And saved a *.abw file. Where did it save that file. Or did it ?

Do it again and read the Save As dialog carefully. It will tell you where it saved the file. It's probably in /root.
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