Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10:39
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Puppy Power
A lengthy review of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0.5
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [9 Posts]  
Author Message
labbe5

Joined: 13 Nov 2013
Posts: 1675
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2018, 17:52    Post subject:  A lengthy review of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0.5
Subject description: Puppy one name that always comes up when talking about lightweight Linux distributions
 

https://linuxconfig.org/10-best-lightweight-linux-distributions-for-older-computers

There is one name missing : Debiandog.

Further reading :
Puppy Linux is a jack of all trades. It’s packed with dozens of applications, is simple to use and when you use it, the files stay persistent. Bottom line: if you’re looking for a feature-filled Linux OS to run on a USB drive, take a look at Puppy Linux.
https://www.addictivetips.com/?p=305220
A Compilation of 32-Bit Desktop GNU/Linux Distros in 2018
http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2018/12/a-compilation-of-32-bit-desktop-gnulinux-distros-in-2018.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ubuntubuzz+%28Ubuntubuzz%29
Haiku : a distro that can run on a Pentium 2 PC
MINIMUM (32-bit)
Processor: Intel Pentium II; AMD Athlon
Memory: 256MB
Monitor: 800x600
Storage: 3GB
https://www.haiku-os.org/get-haiku/release-notes/
Review : https://medium.com/@andrewgreimann_62789/haiku-beta-the-release-heard-around-the-world-d776cae5f3e7
Haiku installs very fast on a hard drive and runs smoothly on an old 32-bit Toshiba laptop. No frills. Very plain-looking.

Last edited by labbe5 on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 16:16; edited 5 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
RedQuine

Joined: 20 Mar 2015
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Fri 07 Dec 2018, 05:05    Post subject:  

They obviously haven't looked closely at Puppy. My own list, based on years of experience renovating old computers, would have been 9 Puppies and Slax!

There are also several errors in the description:

Quote:
a collection of distributions with the same configuration and layer of polish sitting atop different base distributions, namely Ubuntu and Slackware. The Ubuntu versions are really outdated...


I thought about commenting on it, but I don't really have time to correct misconceptions about Puppy (and respond to any replies to the comment). Given the number of "best lightweight distro" lists out there, it could easily turn into a full-time job!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mikeslr


Joined: 16 Jun 2008
Posts: 3092
Location: 500 seconds from Sol

PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2018, 22:05    Post subject:  

Hi labbe5, RedQuine and All,

Well, labbe5 having found the post, RedQuine having given me the idea, and having a little time on my hands, I took the opportunity to try to clear up some of the misconceptions.

I'm not by nature a joiner nor known for being succinct. So the worst part was having to join linuxconfig.org to submit a post, and wait for it to be 'approved' despite that it was substantially longer than other comments. But my comment did appear. Hopefully, it will both advertise Puppy and this Forum, and perhaps deter newbies from making mistakes we would have to spend time correcting.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
ITSMERSH

Joined: 02 May 2018
Posts: 911

PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2018, 23:30    Post subject:  

Hi.

I have created a short 3m50s video showing BionicPup64 7.9.6, Qtractor 0.8.5 plus some u-he VST plugins in action.

The Video

It shows pretty good, what one can do in Puppy.

Btw: the Video was recorded with Simple Screen Recorder in 2560x1024 size!
Fadings added and rendered in Openshot to 1920x??? .mp4 video.
Rendered to .webm using Kdenlive.

All executed in BionicPup64 7.9.6.

They might should take notice of that wide range of working in Puppy Linux! Wink

_________________
RSH

Beware of the Dog ähem nic007! Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
p310don

Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 1375
Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2018, 23:32    Post subject:  

nice reply / comment mikeslr

Now, I wonder if anyone will bother to read the comments....?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
labbe5

Joined: 13 Nov 2013
Posts: 1675
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2018, 19:39    Post subject: Puppy Linux : Awesome OS  

https://www.how2shout.com/tools/best-lightweight-linux-os-old-laptop-2019.html

Despite of the small size, it has really some performance juice within it. It also has access to the official repository for additional applications in the Linux servers.

At this moment it has three main versions available (though there are many more versions available, for more details on this awesome OS read our dedicated article about Puppy Linux on this website). Tahrpup 6.0 (32 Bit and 64 Bit), Slacko Puppy 6.3 (32 Bit and 64 Bit), Xenialpup 7.5 (32 Bit and 64 Bit).


Puppy Linux System Requirements

RAM: 256MB (64MB min)
CPU: 333MHz Min | 32-bit & 64-bit
HDD – Not needed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
wiak

Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1272
Location: not Bulgaria

PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2018, 22:09    Post subject: Re: 10 Best Lightweight OS For Older Computers
Subject description: Puppy one name that always comes up when talking about lightweight Linux distributions
 

labbe5 wrote:

There is one name missing : Debiandog.


Yes, probably because it made its home on Puppy Linux forum so tends to get ignored in such articles (despite being entirely different to Puppy Linux operation) when it really should be right up there at the top of the list.

wiak
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
labbe5

Joined: 13 Nov 2013
Posts: 1675
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2018, 22:16    Post subject: Puppy Linux on Wikipedia  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_Linux

Most users rely on the active, friendly forum for support." He also noted "Those of us who enjoy computers sometimes forget that many view them with disdain. What's wrong with it now? Why do I have to buy a new one every four years? Why on earth do they change the interface in every release? Can't it just work? Puppy is a great solution for these folks. It's up-to-date, free, and easy to use. And now, it supports free applications from the Ubuntu, Slackware, or Puppy repositories. Now that's user-friendly.

Back in time :
http://linux.wikia.com/wiki/Puppy_Linux

Screenshots :
https://linuxscreenshots.thecodingstudio.ca/?distro=puppy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
labbe5

Joined: 13 Nov 2013
Posts: 1675
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2019, 18:18    Post subject: Tahrpup 6.0.5 Features and Advantages
Subject description: a review by H2S Media
 

By now you have got the point that instead of the small size Puppy Linux provides lots of tools for customizing the desktop. Options including the wallpaper changer, theme changer, theme maker, icon changer, etc. there are many more to explore.

In short, it is a small packet big bang, or you should say one of the best deals around the world where you are paying nothing for almost all the need satisfactory items you are getting.

Personally, I steel wonder, that in that such small package and for free, how it can be that much powerful. If it is true (while it is actually) then why Apple Macintosh or MS Windows OS are so big in terms of size and so high in terms of money.


Some sense is lost in translation, so it seems. But the review is wow!
https://www.how2shout.com/tools/puppy-linux-tahr-6-0-5-review.html

Further reading :
What are Puppy Linux requirements for PC to install
https://www.how2shout.com/what-is/puppy-linux-requirements.html
WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou
https://puppylinux.org/wikka/WhatpuppyLinuxisbestforyou
Distrowatch :
A feature we introduced during the break is the ability to search for distributions which are designed to be run from RAM. The new Distribution Category flag is called From RAM and will list projects we know of that have a boot option to load the operating system into RAM.
Puppy Linux is in from RAM list.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [9 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Puppy Power
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0427s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0086s) ][ GZIP on ]