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What is your favourite Puppy distro?
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Apr 2014, 15:02    Post_subject:  

"slightly altered zipfiles" -- like how a dotPET is basically a *.tar.gz with an MD5Sum attached to it somehow?
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Apr 2014, 17:22    Post_subject:  

starhawk wrote:
"slightly altered zipfiles" -- like how a dotPET is basically a *.tar.gz with an MD5Sum attached to it somehow?


Maybe, but that didn't work for me when I renamed a dotpup (torsmo) and tried to extract from it, so I don't know the answer.

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cypher51

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2014, 18:49    Post_subject:  

My favorite is 4.1.2 barebones which I am currently building into the OS that I can really use. It's very stable, easy to work with, and runs great on older hardware.
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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2014, 13:09    Post_subject:  

I like all of them for various reasons, but the Puppy I love most is LxPup-Precise-Retro 14.02. It works perfectly with both my laptops. No complaints. No issues. Now, how can you beat that?
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davea4570xr


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jun 2014, 10:15    Post_subject: Macpup  

I enjoy Macpup. It's absolutely gorgeous and seems stable on my Dell D620.
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8Geee


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PostPosted: Mon 22 Sep 2014, 05:32    Post_subject:  

As far as an "EEE-xperience" is concerned slacko-5.5XL is a modernized version of the EEE-OS w/o the Xandros. Office, Flash Java, all the good bulky things Razz / is about 2.2Gb

For lean and net-worthy slack57-ff23 with unnecessary video drivers removed / is about 450Mb. No Office, no flash, no Java, youtube on HTML5.

Both run OK on a 700 series eee and much better on the Atom-based eee's.
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nic007

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Sep 2014, 11:10    Post_subject:  

cypher51 wrote:
My favorite is 4.1.2 barebones which I am currently building into the OS that I can really use. It's very stable, easy to work with, and runs great on older hardware.

Good choice. Been using my customized version now for a long time. Have older WINE and older Java built in. Base SFS is 100MB. Try and beat that.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:14    Post_subject:  

Whenever I experience roadblocks with a distro, I always seem to revert back to the old 3 Headed Dog or 5.28. Puppy has come a long way since then but there are still many things to like about this distro. I don't use it that often, anymore but it's still ranks up there as an ongoing favorite.
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Mr. Hughes

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Sep 2014, 06:54    Post_subject:  

I have to agree with Eyes-Only, puppy 4.2.1 was simply the best. I've been using puppy since 2009 and started with 4.1.2 which I liked alot. Then moved to 4.2.1 the day it was released. I used 4.2.1 up until a couple days ago because I couldn't get my new sound card to work.

Now i'm using precise 5.7.1 and although it isn't as pretty as 4.2.1 its very reliable and i'm really liking it. I'll probably use precise for years to come just like I did 4.2.1.

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Oct 2014, 23:32    Post_subject:  

My vote to Carolina. It seems to be the easiest Puppy I've compiled on, and I dig its easy to adjust eye candy. Don't think I could ever go back to rox/JWM or even rox/icewm... and I used to love Icewm Sad

Another great thing I didn't count on when I made it the standard to install on other people's computers, is that it's easier for them to change whatever they need to because it's all clearly labeled in the Control Panel.


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nic007

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct 2014, 02:06    Post_subject:  

battleshooter wrote:
My vote to Carolina. It seems to be the easiest Puppy I've compiled on, and I dig its easy to adjust eye candy. Don't think I could ever go back to rox/JWM or even rox/icewm... and I used to love Icewm Sad

Another great thing I didn't count on when I made it the standard to install on other people's computers, is that it's easier for them to change whatever they need to because it's all clearly labeled in the Control Panel.



Which windows manager does Carolina use? Looks a lot like the windows xp embedded theme on my windows computer.
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Moat

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct 2014, 04:37    Post_subject:  

nic007 wrote:
Which windows manager does Carolina use?


Xfce4. Quite light, responsive and gorgeous when tweaked with the excellent tools that come provided.

If you (or anybody reading this, for that matter) haven't given Carolina a try, do yourself a favor! Smile Agreed with battleshooter - Carolina is outstanding. My go-to Pup when I just want to get on with computing instead of fiddling.

Bob
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct 2014, 06:38    Post_subject:  

Moat wrote:
nic007 wrote:
Which windows manager does Carolina use?


Xfce4. Quite light, responsive and gorgeous when tweaked with the excellent tools that come provided.

If you (or anybody reading this, for that matter) haven't given Carolina a try, do yourself a favor! Smile Agreed with battleshooter - Carolina is outstanding. My go-to Pup when I just want to get on with computing instead of fiddling.

Bob

I'll probably be more interested in the lite version. Where can I download Carolite or whatever they call it? Or maybe a puplet with that windows manager based on an older puppy like the 4 series.
Edit - I see Nearly Office Pup (NOP) also uses Xfce. MMM, some delving and testing to do.
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Moat

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct 2014, 18:26    Post_subject:  

nic007 wrote:
Where can I download Carolite or whatever they call it?


Here ya go - http://smokey01.com/carolina/isos/non-pae/

Bob
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct 2014, 18:27    Post_subject:  

Also take a look at X-Slacko, in the Derivatives section.
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