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Joined: 19 Feb 2011
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Location: Benarrabá Andalucía Spain

PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 13:11    Post_subject:  Which Puppy?
Sub_title: All I need is SM Player and an OS

Hi I need a stripped down pup to work on a really old Pentium 4 Dell Laptop.

I only need the latest SM PLayer as I'll just use it for watching videos.

Is there a bare bones puppy I can add the SM Player to?

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Ray MK

Joined: 05 Feb 2008
Posts: 771
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 14:19    Post_subject:  

Hi geoff777

The attatched menu.lst is not zipped - just rename to menu.lst

It shows all the Puppies that I currently run on my 10yr old Acer laptop.

They are all good and all have various advantages -
but the Wary Puppies are the most responsive and consume least resources.

If you have 256mb ram or more and a swap partition - all should be ok.

There was a stripped lupu that may well be perfect - in fact any lupu is good.
Also ttuuxxx made a special Wary 511 Puppy for movie playback.
He also made a 214 based Puppy that I'm sure would be ok too.

Additionally, although not stripped, (exactly the opposite) John Biles made
Legacy OS2 (214 based) which would also be well worth a look.

HTH - have fun - very best regards - Ray

edit - just rememberd this - http://412collection.co.uk
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Asus 701SD. 2gig ram. 8gb SSD. IBM A21m laptop. 192mb ram. PIII Coppermine proc. X60 T2400 1.8Ghz proc. 2gig ram. 80gb hdd. T41 Pentium M 1400Mhz. 512mb ram.
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Colonel Panic

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 15:01    Post_subject:  

There are also the Turbo and Turbo Extreme Pups which are based on the 4.2 Puppy series and work well even on old machines. I don't know if they'll run SMPlayer though.
Acer Aspire M1610 (Core 2 Duo, 2.3 GHz), 3 GB of RAM, 320 GB hard drive running OpenSUSE 13.1.1 Edu-Life, Sparky 4.0 RC1, Neptune 4.3, Absolute 14.11, Korora 21 Mate, VLocity RC 4.6, Zenwalk 7.4, LXLE 14.04.2 and Sabayon 1.5 Forensics.
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