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What is your favourite Puppy distro?
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snayak

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec 2015, 14:59    Post subject:  

I love Fatdog on my 64bit machine and Wary on my 32bit machine.
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valdeg

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jan 2016, 19:15    Post subject:  

Tahrpup worked for me better than others, so thats how it became my favorite pet))
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jan 2016, 14:00    Post subject:  

valdeg wrote:
Tahrpup worked for me better than others, so thats how it became my favorite pet))

Ditto. I was using Slacko for the last 18 months, looked to upgrade to a more recent version but the latest slacko didn't do it for me. Tried Tahr and I've switched over to that now (with modifications to use a very recent kernel, swapped out 'stable' Abiword 3.0 for (more stable) 2.8.6, and I'm using very fast LZ4 compressed SFS's instead of the more usual gzip compression.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 06:46    Post subject:  

I've always liked Exton's spins on popular Linux distros (including Puppy of course), and at the moment I'm using ExTix, a live DVD which is based on Ubuntu 15.10 and can be copied to a USB drive and used from there.

http://www.extix.se/?p=94

I'm impressed by the fact that the whole distro can load into RAM if you have a minimum of 2 GB on your machine; I know we take that for granted with Puppy, but it's not the norm amongst Linux live disks (and should be IMO). One odd thing about it though is that it comes without XArchiver, so if like me you use it a lot you have to install it yourself.

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Packetteer


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 08:42    Post subject:  

Hi All
Slacko 5.7.0
Everything I want to do with Linux just works out of the box.
Upgrading individual software is real easy with the included Update Manager
program. I have completely customize this flash drive version I use. I have made
it so it only saves to the save file when I tell it to. I basically work in a
"Sandbox".
I have completely gotten rid of Windows 10 (an upgrade from Window 7)
by formatting my hard drive which is now only used for data storage.

Thank you 01 Micko for all your hard work and dedication in making such
a fine product as Slacko.

The Laptop I use is old an ACER Aspire 1.4 Gkz 2 Gig ram. If it was not for
Puppy Linux making this old Laptop run so fast I would have had to retire
it for a newer one years ago.

Thank you to Barry and all the puppy developers making Puppy Linux
what it is today. We users owe all those who make Puppy Linux a reality
a dept of gratitude.

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J_D_

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 19:33    Post subject:  

valdeg wrote:
Tahrpup worked for me better than others, so thats how it became my favorite pet))



Same here. Tried several versions of Linux including a puppy or two. Tahr is the most user friendly OS I have found. Really like Quickpet.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 22:16    Post subject:  

Though technically not Puppies, Quirky Unicorn and Quirky April (32 bits versions) are my favorites.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2016, 12:05    Post subject:  

I run 6 of 'em, but if I had to choose I'd say Tahrpup 6.05 (32-bit), and X-Slacko 2.3.2 (570 with XFCE). Why? 'Cos they run on all my hardware with absolutely no fuss at all..!


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Apr 2016, 16:15    Post subject:  

I've been in and out of the Puppy world since 1.0.4.. I would have to say that my favorite versions are 1.0.8, 2.17, and 4.31. I have tried Wary, Precise, Slacko, and have returned to 431. Plain unvarnished 431. No it can't do everything, but then the question is - do I really want, or need, to do those things. More often than not, the answer is no. If it isn't broken don't fix it.
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Apr 2016, 18:36    Post subject:  

My vote goes exactly with what Trobin says: 2.17 was the best for me, and 4.31 the best of the succeeding generations - were they Woofed or hand-crafted I wonder? Alas that Linux app bloat effects were on the increase thereafter (particularly browsers and increasing resource usage of later GTK and/or QT graphics toolkits).

Slacko 533 and one of Pemasu's Dpups (Exprimo something I think) were the only Puppy's that came close IMO - I used both of these latter two for a long time and Pemasu's nice piece work sat on one of my older Toshiba laptops until recently (indeed it was the only Pup that would boot on that particularly tricky machine... replaced only by DebianDog in the end, which isn't really a Pup but provides everything Pup-like I currently want).

Oh, how could I forget... GuyDog - that actually became my strong favourite Debian Squeeze apps based actual Pup for a long time. The least resource using and fastest of that later generation - great video performance even on relatively slow machines like Pentium M 512MB RAM generation laptops.

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Aug 2016, 21:55    Post subject:  

When I first started using puppy, it was 5.2.8. Then, on my HP box, Saluki 22 with Compiz worked great. I've been away from Puppy for a while since I've purchased my HP Mini Pavilion with Win10. However, I missed the lightning quick browsing of Puppy, and installed Tahr 6.0.5 on a USB stick. So far, it's great. My wireless dongle worked out of the box (a generic stick I bought on Amazon). I see that there is multiple monitor support, but haven't tried it yet.

Update 9/13/16:

I've come across an abandoned eMachines EL1300G-01w (single core, running Win Vista). I haven't been able to boot a USB stick on this box despite making the appropriate BIOS settings. I tried running Tahr 6.0.5, and Slacko 6.3.0 off a CD, but it freezes, and becomes unresponsive with a whited screen. I reverted back to 5.2.8, and it's rock stable on this version. I even got an HP wireless printer to work. However, samba share is a problem. I just don't know how to configure it to network with my windows box and android devices. I also installed Linux Lite 3.0 to dual boot. I still enjoy using Puppy for internet browsing, as it's extremely fast.

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2016, 17:23    Post subject:  

I've recently installed rerwin's Sulu-002, in response to helping out another Puppian with a few queries to do with Chrome and PepperFlash. I am absolutely astounded by its speediness, and minimal resource usage. On my old dual-core, 64-bit, original Compaq business-class desktop PC, Lucid doesn't just 'fly'.....it's practically in LEO..!

Despite not being able to run later than Chrome 26 (because of the elderly glibc), I find myself using it more and more.....and this is on a system that runs the two current 64-bit 'flagship' Pups with regularity. I'm a long-term Chrome user (ever since version 1 was in 'beta', back in '08 ). I'd forgotten just how snappy Chrome used to be; it's become a real 'super-tanker', what with all the sandboxing & security-related stuff that's now coded in to it.

Chrome 26 is too old to be supported by the App store, or even the sign-in process nowadays, but it loads in a fraction of the time it takes 52 to do so.....

My regular day-to-day browsers are peebee's Chromium 36.0.1985.143, and my own re-packaging of the same version of Chrome.

And then I 'discovered' the 64-bit Pups.....

So, in order, it would nowadays have to be:-

1) 'Slacko' 570 (like Packetteer, everything just 'works' on here.....and it runs so sweetly. Really excellent work by Micko.)
2) Sulu-002 and 'Precise' 571 (Richard and BarryK) tying for second place, followed by
3) Tahr64 & Slacko64 tying for third.

All good stuff!


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2016, 22:54    Post subject:  

A lot has changed since my original post in 2014.

Slacko 5.7-2017 that I have updated/remastered from the original Slacko5.7 is my 2nd fave.
The eons-2017 for my ASUS Eeepc is my daily driver.

So, from the "near Xandros" experience of Slacko 5.5XL (640Mb -->2.2Gb) to the Eons-2017 version (146Mb --> 440Mb) Quite a lot has been trimmed, yet still functional.

/Patting my self on the back Razz
But hey, you can roll your own, and share with others... is that great or what?

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016, 12:41    Post subject: My first was Toutou 431 because french explained,
Subject description: Racy 5.3 is the bridge (kernel 3.0.25) between past and future
 

Trobin wrote:
I've been in and out of the Puppy world since 1.0.4.. I would have to say that my favorite versions are 1.0.8, 2.17, and 4.31. I have tried Wary, Precise, Slacko, and have returned to 431. Plain unvarnished 431. No it can't do everything, but then the question is - do I really want, or need, to do those things. More often than not, the answer is no. If it isn't broken don't fix it.

2.17 ??? Question next week !
My first was Toutou 431 because french explained, then Slacko 5.3.1 533, Precise 5.4.3 5.7.1 5.7.3 ? (Triton) ToOpPy Legopen...
Now I am looking for difference, by searching Old CDs, and renew them, as old movies, classical recolourized.
backgrounds , icons, gtk theme can easily be transfered to any Puppy.
But I must get a wireless connection. Dongle and RTL8192CU succeed with some old Puppies, but not all.
I will never trash a computer, until a Puppy is able to run on it.

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016, 13:07    Post subject:  

I have frugal installs of 412, Racy, Precise Retro and Tahr. Using Tahr mostly. Racy with size of only 120MB is fun to use and is also probably the last of the truly "lean" puppy's.
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