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Ultimate puppy usb flashdrive setup idea
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jul 2013, 18:16    Post subject:  

sunburnt wrote:
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I still use VGA. I don't have DVI or HDMI monitors. My keyboard and mouse plug into PS2.

Same here, but I don`t use floppies, USB flash drives are too cheap these days.

As said, being as hardware is loaded modules, legacy support is only as far away as installing it.
There`s lots more that`s legacy about the Linux O.S., a house cleaning is in order.

With no-install apps., utilities, and easy to install driver modules the core O.S. can be lean and clean.


This would be slick if the base system came up pretty primitive, and only installed the stuff that was needed -- might make true legacy machines run better, as they wouldn't have extra junk in them. The question is how one would make it automated, when much of the supported legacy is things like obscure modems or network cards, and old monitors...

One of the nice things about Puppy is that it is very newbie friendly...

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jul 2013, 03:02    Post subject:  

Puppy like any "user friendly" O.S. has auto. hardware detection.
This doesn`t have to be part of the base O.S., it could be a RoxApp package.
So the RoxApp hardware probe is run at first boot and left after that.

Puppy once had a zdrv file with extra drivers for an un-bloated Puppy base.
This is close to the same, but the modules and detection code are in the RoxApp, not the base O.S.

Code that runs occasionally shouldn`t bloat up the O.S., except base utilities.
Same with apps., they need to be replaced when a new one comes out.

Again... SFS files, RoxApps, and AppDirs don`t take up much ( or none ) Save file space.
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