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The Best Puppy Derivative Ever!
Wary/Racy
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
Slacko
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
Tahrpup/Xenialpup
42%
 42%  [ 14 ]
Lucid/Precise
15%
 15%  [ 5 ]
Fatdog/Debiandog
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
Lighthouse
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Easy OS
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Quirky ;)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Macpup
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Fluppy
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 33

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MrToad


Joined: 13 Dec 2007
Posts: 62
Location: East Devon, GB

PostPosted: Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:23    Post subject:  

Fluppy 013 has been my favourite for ages now. It runs well on my ancient Sony Vaio PCG-FX301 laptop. Aside from the browser limitations due to having only 256 MB of RAM (!) the combination does everything I want, and does it smoothly and beautifully.

A lot of love seems to have gone into Fluppy 013. I often wonder what Jemimah could have done next.

I really like Carolina and Wary too, but Fluppy is definitely number one for me.
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mikeslr


Joined: 16 Jun 2008
Posts: 2685
Location: 500 seconds from Sol

PostPosted: Wed 29 Aug 2018, 12:40    Post subject: Slacko 5.7  

Well, I've finally voted and for Slacko. It was difficult to choose. Takenp has advised that the choices could not be amended. Although Xenialpup64 has been my default OS almost since it was published, and Tahpup64 for a couple of years previously, during all that time Slacko 5.7 has been the second most frequent OS I've booted into. The "Ubuntu-Puppies" may offer more choices in applications, and Saluki/Carolina may have provided a more elegant GUI and ease in expanding, Slacko 5.7 has proven to be the most consistent "Work-horse": the OS to boot into if you just wanted to get things done. 01micko's creation has passed the test of time. And thanks to the efforts of other fans such as mistfire, 8Geee, festus and MIke Walsh, it continues to be a viable alternative even today.

But my final reason for voting for "Slacko" was that despite the forgoing, the votes previously cast did not reflect what I considered the most significant factor. An operating system is merely the means by which you can accomplish real-world tasks on a computer. Slacko 5.7 has done that for five years on all but one of the 8 or so computers I've worked with [a Toshiba Satellite which rarely runs anything being the exception]. Indeed, it has outlasted 3 computers.

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Volhout

Joined: 28 Dec 2008
Posts: 523

PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2018, 09:11    Post subject: Best Puppy ever  

I voted for Lucid puppy, since it ran my business for almost 4 years (on 5 computers). And even until last year it was kept up to date.
There definitely has gone a lot of energy and love into this puppy. And I could get everything to work (with help of the forum...compliments for that support). Even WIFI with a worked using windows drivers.....

A good second was the Slacko series from 01Mick0, with 5.7 being my favorite. It had good out of the box compatibility with my newer hardware and was rock stable. The my own business was stopped, so my use of Linux was just personal use from that time on....

I have to admit that Tahr is also a well maintained puppy, and for that pure fact it would share 3'rd place, together with fatdog, the puppy that rizes from it's ashes every so many years for 10 years now.

In 4'th place for me would be Pupeee 4.31 (predecessor of fluppy) for eeePC's, that I took on many trips and never failed me, until the netbook died hardwarewise.

That's my vote...
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Colonel Panic


Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 2022

PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2018, 09:40    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
The answer to this question may be hardware related, ie. which Puppy works best on your machine.


I agree. I would probably have voted for Teenpup (later LegacyOS) had it been one of the options, or ttuuxx's Classic Pup, but neither will run on my current machine at all.

I don't think this should be confined only to recent Puppies. How about an oldie like PizzaPup (which I ran happily in 2008) or Deeper Thought, which I think came out the next year? Both looked good, were sparing of system resources and offered excellent functionality for the time. Then there was BoxPup, Fire Hydrant (I could go on).

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pp4mnklinux


Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Posts: 222

PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2018, 11:25    Post subject: XENIAL  

Hello everybody:

My vote goes to XENIAL PUP...

FASTER, HARDER..... SECURE


XENIAL 7.7 X64

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Version : #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Nov 13 15:54:01 GMT 2017
C Library : GNU C Library version 2.23 (stable)

Distribution: xenial pup 7.5 x64


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takenp


Joined: 05 Aug 2015
Posts: 66

PostPosted: Tue 11 Sep 2018, 00:36    Post subject:  

MrToad wrote:

A lot of love seems to have gone into Fluppy 013. I often wonder what Jemimah could have done next.


@MrToad, you wrote it so delicious so I wanted to try it out ) thank you!
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grimoire


Joined: 04 Jul 2010
Posts: 71

PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep 2018, 02:22    Post subject:  

I choose LxPup Smile
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csipesz


Joined: 08 Nov 2013
Posts: 218
Location: Isaszeg, Hungary

PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2018, 08:16    Post subject:  

Just out of curiosity I ask: why Vividpup and UpupBB not present on this list?
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s243a

Joined: 02 Sep 2014
Posts: 1216

PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2018, 13:27    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
The answer to this question may be hardware related, ie. which Puppy works best on your machine. I only use two Puppys on my 12 year old laptop, ie. Racy 5.5 and Tahr 6.0.5. Both work well but if I have to choose between the two it has to be Tahr mainly because tahr, as is, is more usable with its newer browser and VLC. Absolutely rock solid, so much so that it almost becomes boring to use as nothing ever goes wrong. There's only one irritation with the builtin version of VLC in Tahr, ie. the screensaver can not be disabled from the VLC settings (it doesn't work) you have to toggle it with the screen control application. So Tahr is the best but Racy on the other hand is a lot of fun to use. The whole Racy system is only 105MB (max compressed) in size. Works perfectly on my machine apart from Mplayer which crashes occasionally. I also use Racy when I want to experiment/tinker with stuff. BTW - I didn't vote because tahr and xenial is grouped together in the poll but I have video problems with the latter.


I'm in big agreement here, and haven't found a puppy that I like as much as Tahr but if I was running puppy on newer hardware then I would probably prefer a more recent puppy. I also agree that Warry and Racy are fun due to how light and swift they are. I would add Lucid also to this fun list especially since it has been more recently maintained than Warry/Racy.

I probably would have voted for Tahr if it was by itself or grouped with either Lucid or precise but I ended up voting for fatdog/debian dog. I've been trying newer puppies lately and in my opinion the one with the best perfomace was dpup stretch. However, I'm finding "strechdog" easier to use due to better handling of post install and configuration scripts for deb packages.

I havevn't given up on dpup but It seems for best results I'll need to compile more packages from source than I would have to do if I'm running stretchdog, since stretchdog works flawlessly with the debian repositories. I also find the package manager for fatdog64 rock solid. This is likely because it is using the slackware repositories which have a simpler installation process. I didn't vote for slaco because the newest slaco runs slow on my older computers, perhaps x slaco slim would work well but I haven't tried it yet.

Anther reason that I voted for fatdog/stretchdog is that both of them work much better in a virtualbox for me than any version of puppy I tried. Perhaps If I tried QEMU or VMWare I wouldn't have these issues but I haven't tried puppy in these systems yet. The pups/dogs that I'm using most now are stretchdog and tazpup, but I have used both tahrpup and fatdog64 for quite some time. I'm also using dpup stretch but don't find it as fun as either TazPup or stretchdog.

Well my preference in the past has been for Ubuntu based versions of puppylinux, I think that unless puppy significantly improves the package manager the best working versions of puppylinux will use the slackware repositories. In my opinion there is too much bloat now in the Ubuntu repositories and the debian package installation process is getting too complex/fragile. However, I admit that these complexties of the debian package management system due add better package integration to the system.

I also think TazPup has a lot of potential but it isn't on the list. EasyOS sounds very interesting but unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet.
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s243a

Joined: 02 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2018, 13:34    Post subject:  

csipesz wrote:
Just out of curiosity I ask: why Vividpup and UpupBB not present on this list?


I found that UpupBB gave me much better perormance than Xenial but I guess Xenial has more features which make many prefer Xenial over UpupBB. My preference though is UpupBB over Xenial.
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takenp


Joined: 05 Aug 2015
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2018, 14:24    Post subject:  

I have tried Fluppy 13 and found it both fast and beautiful as well as rock solid and robust. Great distro but dropped unfortunatelly. Anyway one more gem in my collection.
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01101001b


Joined: 08 Mar 2017
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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2018, 19:55    Post subject:  

Not in the list, but my vote goes to Dpup, hands down Cool
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01101001b


Joined: 08 Mar 2017
Posts: 47
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2018, 20:00    Post subject:  

grimoire wrote:
I choose LxPup Smile

Great choice Wink It was my preferred pup for quite some time Cool
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