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Your favorite Puppy?
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benali72

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 14:43    Post subject:  Your favorite Puppy?  

What's your favorite Puppy version these days?

And why?


I've been using Lucid 5.2.8 for years -- well-proven, many users if I encounter something I don't understand, and access to the huge Ubuntu software repository.

I still install Puppy 4.3.1 when I run into a old P-IV box. (I'm guillty of just sticking with what I know rather than trying Wary, which I probably should. Oops.)

Lately I tried out my first new Puppy release in years -- XenialPup 7.5 CE -- and I'm really impressed with the excellent explanatory diaglogs for setup/configuration and the attractive graphics. Wow! I gotta keep up with this stuff better.
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8Geee


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PostPosted: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 15:38    Post subject:  

The one I use every day for 3 years. Slacko5.7... albeit with tweaks for an Intel Atom to make the pup smaller.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr 2018, 20:52    Post subject:  

Blimey, that's a hard one... Laughing

I run a total of 10 Pups in my 'kennels'. These are as follows:-

Xenialpup 7.0.8.1;
Tahrpup64 6.05;
Racy 5.5;
Slacko 5.6.0;
Slacko 5.7.0;
Precise 5.7.1;
Lucid 5.2.8.7;
Tahrpup 6.0.6 efi;
ETP's 'ChromeBook Pup' (v1)
- which I've long since christened 'Chromepup'; based on Precise 5.7.1, &
Upup Raring

Every one gets fairly regular use, in rotation. Although I run these on an old 64-bit capable Compaq desktop, I prefer 32-bit Pups; they just seem to run faster, and smoother.

I run Tahr64 mainly for putting together my Chrome and Iron browser packages, and for trying out the many AppImages now available, since these are nearly all in 64-bit format.

I run the same range of apps in every Pup, so I can switch from one Pup to another as the mood takes me, and simply carry on with whatever I happen to be doing. Many of these I run from a remote 'data' partition, sym-linked into each Pup at the appropriate places.....in most cases, with common .config files, too, so that settings are maintained.

But out of all of them, my favourite, day-to-day 'workhorse' has to be Micko's 'classic' Slacko 570. Rock-solid, and trouble-free. Can't beat it!

And PhilB's Tahr 606 efi is getting more and more use, too; the original Tahr 6.0, released in November '14 was one of my real favourites. It was the first Pup that would run on my ancient, 15-yr old Dell lappie w/out any messing about....and absolutely everything just 'worked'.

Tahr 606 efi is proving to be a worthy successor, benefiting from Phil Broughton's careful attention to detail.

I love all of 'em, really; they all have their own, unique character.


Mike. Wink

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Apr 2018, 14:47    Post subject:  

A lot of the older ones won't run on my computer (especially those based on Puppy 2.14), and I can't get connected to the internet on any of the 4 series Pups any more, which is a shame because I really like what John did with the Teenpup and now Legacy OS series.

There are also some that will run but the software's getting old, such as the UPup series (including Polar and Midnight Sun), the Saluki / Carolina Pups with the lovely title font whose name escapes me, and the Precise 5.7.1 series; in fact I used 5.7.1 Precise Large only yesterday.

I got my Mum's laptop working over Christmas with MacPup, but I gather that one also hasn't been updated recently.

Of the ones that will run on my machine, I tend to go for the Slacko series (especially the Exton version) and Tahrpup too. If I had to choose one though, and it ran on my machine, I think I'd choose John's LegacyOS or maybe ttuuxxx's Classic Pup, which is also based on Puppy 2.14.

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 17:20    Post subject:  

UPDATE; the question's just answered itself (for this computer anyway) as it's developed a fault and won't boot from the hard drive. I've had to pick a Puppy to use and I'm posting this from Precise 5.7.1 Large.

I've added micko's Firefox 47 (for slacko, but it works just fine in this one), Thunderbird 17 esr (from the Mozilla download site), Seamonkey 2.49.2 (ditto) and Softmaker FreeOffice 2016, and it's absolutely fine except that the video playback on Youtube is a bit quiet.

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jafadmin

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PostPosted: Today, at 00:12    Post subject:  

My primaries are Precise 5.7.1 and Fatdog64 7.10
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darry19662018

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PostPosted: Today, at 03:00    Post subject:  

Well since I've come back tried some of the newer ones and come to really like Slacko 570/571 and SuperLucid. Speciasl mention of 8GEES work.
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