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What is your favourite Puppy distro?
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nic007

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 06:42    Post subject:  

Customized version of Puppy 412 which has Java and older wine included plus a few extra tweaks. Newer puppies are too slow for me on my 256mb RAM machine
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 13:21    Post subject:  

My old notebook runs best on 412 version of quirky, everything else since 5.0 series overheats, mousepad doesn't work, and wifi drops after 20minutes. Crying or Very sad

Current version of FatDog64 is my favorite since it truly allows my server grade hardware shine to its full speed.
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nitehawk


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 14:57    Post subject:  

Currently I have a customized version of Puppy 421 and Puppy 431 (on two different older computers). Sweet.
I also was trying out the old Puppy 301 again. Surprized at how well it worked,...but settled on the two above.

I also have Racy 5.2.2 installed as well (but think I really prefer the 4xx series the best. Lovely Puppies.

@Ted Dog--
is the 412 version of Quirky --Quirky 1.4???
If so,...I really do like that Puppy also. (So many terrific older puppies to choose from).
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 15:35    Post subject:  

Tried booting old notebook, dead batteries, yes it was the 4.12-4.20 time frame but could have been quirky 1.4, sound right but can't confirm.
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darry1966

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Sep 2013, 19:22    Post subject: Reply  

nitehawk wrote:
Currently I have a customized version of Puppy 421 and Puppy 431 (on two different older computers). Sweet.
I also was trying out the old Puppy 301 again. Surprized at how well it worked,...but settled on the two above.

I also have Racy 5.2.2 installed as well (but think I really prefer the 4xx series the best. Lovely Puppies.

@Ted Dog--
is the 412 version of Quirky --Quirky 1.4???
If so,...I really do like that Puppy also. (So many terrific older puppies to choose from).

For those that are not in the know these great Retro versions can be downloaded at archive.org
http://archive.org/search.php?query=puppy%20linux
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Sep 2013, 22:27    Post subject: Re: Reply  

darry1966 wrote:
For those that are not in the know these great Retro versions can be downloaded at archive.org
http://archive.org/search.php?query=puppy%20linux

Also, a lot of the "stable" releases can be found at Ibiblio (I forget the European mirror, which some say is "faster"):

http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/

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Bligh

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Oct 2013, 22:26    Post subject:  

I currently have more Puppy releases and derivatives than I will have time to use. I now use Precise 5.25 and 5.5
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Eyes-Only


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 06:39    Post subject:
Subject description: I've got the URL...
 

Hi RetroTechGuy!

That Euro Server you mentioned is here:

http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/puppylinux/

I think the only reason as to "why" it's faster is because fewer people know about it - despite it being an Ibiblio mirror in Europe - ergo, there's a lot of empty bandwidth just sitting there waiting to be used. Wink

At Ibiblio, here in the Good Ol' US of A, everyone and their grandmother knows about the site and therefore uses it, right down to the Bushmen on the Kalahari. So despite having terabytes of server space and gigs of processing power their "pipeline is choked by cypress roots and they need a visit from the Roto-Rooter Man", so to speak. LOL! Wink

I have discovered one thing, however, about using NLUUG ( as the Euro server is named ) that disturbs me a wee bit: The downloads rarely equal their accompanying MD5SUM files. I haven't a clue why. All I know is that NONE of the files taken from their have acted any differently than their doppelgänger counterparts taken from Ibiblio. Oh well! hehe!

I hope this has helped not only you RetroTechguy, but others as well.

Cheers/Amicalement!

( P/s: Again - just as I've posted in another thread - I'm not even 75% awake yet so I apologise for any mistakes above AND for being so long-winded. Mea maxima culpa! )

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 07:48    Post subject:  

Eyes-Only wrote:
At Ibiblio, here in the Good Ol' US of A, everyone and their grandmother knows about the site and therefore uses it, right down to the Bushmen on the Kalahari. So despite having terabytes of server space and gigs of processing power their "pipeline is choked by cypress roots and they need a visit from the Roto-Rooter Man", so to speak. LOL! Wink


A good theory Smile .

However, since Ibiblio is a primary site for much open source software, serving millions (billions?) of end users, and all the mirrors, they have capped bandwidth to end users so that mirrors rsyncing the Ibiblio repository get priority. ( I did have a reference to that somewhere but it escapes me now Embarassed ). I'm sure amigo (who has an account at ibiblio) can confirm the same or similar.

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nubc


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 11:22    Post subject:  

I'm getting a lot of mileage out of Wary 5.1.1, though it has some hiccups, like not recognizing USB-connected I/O devices when full-installed. There's not much to keep me from moving on up, however, except Ttuuxxx's excellent VLC Plus Extras package, which fully configures VLC. The trouble with the 4xx series is that none of them did VLC when they were current.
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 17:46    Post subject:  

nubc wrote:
I'm getting a lot of mileage out of Wary 5.1.1, though it has some hiccups, like not recognizing USB-connected I/O devices when full-installed. There's not much to keep me from moving on up, however, except Ttuuxxx's excellent VLC Plus Extras package, which fully configures VLC. The trouble with the 4xx series is that none of them did VLC when they were current.


I'm using mostly Wary 5.3 or 5.5 on my laptops.
The equalizer included in VLC is very handy for fine adjustment
of the headphone sound output which is different depending
on the particular machine in use.

Using Wary and VLC tends to show much lower cpu, load average
and temperature, than the newer kernel Pups.

Not having much problem with usb devices.

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct 2013, 23:41    Post subject: What is your favourite Puppy distro?  

My favorite Puppy is Lighthouse 602b2, it has been working great for
me.I was able to upgrade VLC to the latest version even though my
compiling knowledge is very limited, yahoo Smile
Get well soon tazoc!
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ThoriumBlvd


Joined: 04 Oct 2013
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Location: N.E. USA

PostPosted: Sun 03 Nov 2013, 16:12    Post subject: Slacko Puppy 5.5-XL
Subject description: Using MPaint nearly duplicates the EEE experience
 

Many thanks to all involved for developing Puppy Slacko 5.5-XL. My Eee 900a has never been better, and is updated well. FF-25 security update on FF-23.
Some backgrounds were editted using MPaint, and now have a nice setup. There is nothing buggy I can't handle yet, just takes a little time/patience. A good way to give life to old netbooks like these 900a's that get bricked by the orig. OS and put aside. Included is a reduced image of the d-top.

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leeper69


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Nov 2013, 18:09    Post subject: favourite puppy  

Hi I am new to puppy and am using puppy 5.7 on an old p3 laptop and am slowly getting things set up the way I like them. I have tyred a lot of Linux distros and puppy stands out as one of the best for useability and functionality! I also like the Ubuntu repositories because Xubuntu is my choice on my home system.
It,s nice to be running with the pack!!!
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cimarron

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov 2013, 11:34    Post subject:  

Iguleder's GuyDog was a revelation. It runs much better on my old Thinkpad X24 (256M RAM) than the Lupu 5.1 I had been using, even with GuyDog's better features (Openbox, tint2, wbar). I used to have to scale videos down and use smaller formats to get them to play smoothly, and my processor was frequently maxed out by other programs. But that's rarely the case with GuyDog and I can even play videos full screen no problem. I don't know how he did it--a big thank you to Iguleder.

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Faenza icons. Figured out how to autohide wbar (set unfocused alpha to 0). Also installed SpaceFM as file manager. Even sifted through the code of several applications (pmount, filemnt, edit-sfs) to replace the remnants of Rox-filer with SpaceFM. Iguleder removed rox (thank you!), but it took a little more effort to root out all the traces in puppy code and applications that assume rox is there.
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