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Blue Pup V4 (Final)-Released 9th May 2014
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neerajkolte


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PostPosted: Sun 18 May 2014, 00:00    Post subject: Using Bluepup v4 in qemu  

Hello @gcmartin,
This works out perfectly.
Thanks.

Bluepup looks great. Nice work ETP.

Anyone who wants to try out Bluepup. But doesn't have usb stick, or don't want to wipe existing usb puppy installation, this is a great way to test Bluepup.

I am sure after testing you will install it to usb, and suggest your friends to tryout.

Thanks.

-Neeraj.

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PostPosted: Wed 21 May 2014, 11:50    Post subject:  

@ETP, the download link in the first post is dead
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PostPosted: Wed 21 May 2014, 12:04    Post subject:  

step wrote:
@ETP, the download link in the first post is dead
Hi Step,
see http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=778705#778705
Looks like this may be temporary problem. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 04:46    Post subject: Blue Pup V4 (Final)-Released 9th May 2014  

The previous version of Blue (V3) has received the following review in “LinuxInsider”.
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/80483.html

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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 05:19    Post subject:  

Wow, congratulations. That seems like a pretty good review!
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Blue Pup is a very unique combination of user experiences. The interplay between the standard Linux desktop and the Metro mode is much more seamless than the Windows 8 experience.

How did you feel about his comment about portability? It seemed somewhat at odds with the experience reported throughout this thread.
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That means you can not use the same USB disk to run Blue Pup in any other computer.
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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 05:54    Post subject: Blue Pup V4 (Final)-Released 9th May 2014  

Hi greengeek,

It is a generous review but that comment is incorrect. A Blue Pup USB stick is totally transportable between PCs with just the network settings to possibly change. (I.e. delete existing network profile then click on eth0 or wireless to set up new connection with SNS)
I will have to point that out and alert the author to the later version. V4 might get another half star! Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 11:41    Post subject: Re: Blue Pup V4 (Final)-Released 9th May 2014  

ETP wrote:
Hi greengeek,

It is a generous review but that comment is incorrect. A Blue Pup USB stick is totally transportable between PCs with just the network settings to possibly change. (I.e. delete existing network profile then click on eth0 or wireless to set up new connection with SNS)
I will have to point that out and alert the author to the later version. V4 might get another half star! Smile
Adding to your point, just yesterday I cloned a USB key with Blue Pup V3 to another key and plugged the duplicate key into an old notebook. It booted up perfectly until graphics mode, then dropped down to text mode with instructions to run XorgWizard. So I did and I was back running graphics mode in less than a minute. That's portability to me!
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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 14:25    Post subject: Re: Blue Pup V4 (Final)-Released 9th May 2014  

ETP wrote:
... It is a generous review but that comment is incorrect. A Blue Pup USB stick is totally transportable between PCs with just the network settings to possibly change. (I.e. delete existing network profile then click on eth0 or wireless to set up new connection with SNS)...
If I can offer a suggestion, you have a premier PUP in BLUE. But the notion of portability needs some very good clarity. It can be explained in a simple short document that you can provide in a BLUE button or in a thread, here, or an HTML page which comes with the BLUE OOTB system or ...

There are several items as @Greengeek points out that could be made clear; network adapter changes is one of them. Further, one of the several important items about the network is not just the IP addr which your comments reflect, but its the underlying hostname change, the MAC address change(s), system files, etc. I had share earlier about running BarryK's FirstRUN which in included in BLUE to affect those changes for the user, simply. ON just this one item, networking, it could make you life simpler with little to no investment on your part, just guidance.

@Step offers additional useful information in the area of transportability.

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PostPosted: Thu 22 May 2014, 15:49    Post subject: Blue Pup V4 (Final)-Released 9th May 2014  

@gcmartin & greengeek,

I have taken the easy way out and just edited (in blue) the setup instructions in the first post of this thread which are referenced by all versions of Blue Pup.

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PostPosted: Mon 26 May 2014, 10:05    Post subject: Blue Pup V4 (Final)-Released 9th May 2014  

Please see Edit of 26th May to this post:
www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=777758#777758
N/B – Pet alert has been turned on & will remain so for a couple of days.
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Edit 2nd June 2014

The Chrome extension "new metroTab" has recently been updated to
version 1.0.6. A red blob on the Blue Pup logo will indicate that
an automatic update has taken place.
If you do not see that, you can update manually by visiting Chromium
settings/Tools/extensions. Ticking "Developer mode" will offer the
manual update option.
This latest version features additional cloud tiles and fixes.
For more details see:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oogmkbpkoblajkomflhkkdmbfggdmefd

Edit 14th June 2014

Thunderbird 24.6.0 is now available.
To update it please see item 7 in the second post of this thread.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jun 2014, 05:56    Post subject: Optional Screen Saver Dotpet.  

Optional Screen Saver Dotpet.

This is a very simple, manually invoked, saver for any version of Blue Pup or indeed any Puppy running VLC.

VLC is used to play a looped trimmed down webm recording of the famous “Chess Endgame saver” from the Xscreensaver collection.

BlueScreenSaver.pet (28.9MB) can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_iVVJCd9q09eXNxX3NTR1lqcVE&usp=sharing

Installing the dotpet creates a menu item at the top of the JWM desktop sub menu.

A more convenient method of launching it is to drag the .desktop file onto the desktop and then edit it to remove the text beneath the icon and to assign a shortcut key to it.
The attached screenshot shows the “knight icon” with the “Pause key” used to launch the saver.

Ctrl+Q must be used to quit the saver.
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul 2014, 04:54    Post subject: Blue Pup
Subject description: Update for all versions.
 

Adobe has just released a security update (11.2.202.394) for Linux Flash.

To check your current version visit:
www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

To update to this latest version run "GetFlash" off the JWM Internet sub-menu.

N/B – Pet alert has been turned on & will remain so for 48 hours.

Edit 25th July 2014

Thunderbird version 31 is now available.
To update it, please see item 7 in the second post of this thread.
N/B – Pet alert has been turned on & will remain so for 48 hours.

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug 2014, 05:16    Post subject: Update  

Please note that forum member step has provided an excellent “How To” detailing the production of a dual boot DebianDog + Blue Pup Quirky Tahr USB stick:

www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=95139

The combination is a handy “Swiss army knife” to have in your collection.

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Aug 2014, 12:00    Post subject: Skype fix for all versions of Blue Pup.  

On 1st August MS killed off access to all versions of Skype for Linux prior to version 4.3.0.37.
This has been a problem for many Pups that contain earlier versions of Skype. Future Pups may require pulseaudio if a work-around for that requirement cannot be found.
Thanks to stirling work by numerous forum members a fix to keep the old versions running has been found. All versions of Blue contain skype-4.2.0.11-wheezy and installing the following pet will resurrect Skype in Blue Pup.

BlueSkypeFix-0.1.pet
It can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_iVVJCd9q09eXNxX3NTR1lqcVE&usp=sharing

Upon launching Skype visit options and in advanced disable updates on startup.

N/B – Pet alert has been turned on & will remain so for 48 hours.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2014, 11:05    Post subject: Blue Pup V4  

Hi,

Though I do not possess any expertise in the technical linux arena, but as an user, may I please share my experience?

1. Recently i had to purchase a new HP with Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a respect for Microsoft for their XP & other versions, but this 8.1 dilutes it. I think Microsoft has forgot what is the main aim of customers -- having a "Wah Wah" desktop or an efficient machine?

2. In Puppy, we have a lot of things to do. Do not mind, but my thinking says instead of having new skins added, we should have stepped in the problematic areas of Puppy.

I am not criticizing you and without testing, I can not comment on your efforts, but I write this as ............

Sorry, if I hurt you anyways.

Regards,
Raj
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