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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:00    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
...head the nail right on the head...

Funny. Seems English might not be your native language either.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:14    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy,
Did I mention that you’re sounding like a sycophant more and more every day?

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:20    Post subject:  

jonyo wrote:
users can also abandon ship at any time for whatever reason, it's the beauty and reality of having options


Exactly. It's a "free market" system, from both ends (the devs, and the usrs).

One way to measure success of a product (albeit a product that is no cost to the user) is the number of people using that product. Puppy has done quite well in that regard.

People are always talking about DistroWatch, but when looking at usage, one should keep in mind that there are a number of Puppy versions are on the list, competing with each other... So the Puppy family is quite large, even next to "the big boys"...

Why? IMO, it's because it's small, fast to boot, low system requirements, and generally works right out of the box... Add to that, that it can be frugally installed (I need not commit my machine to a single full version of Linux, but can play with many OS), and you have a winner...

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:20    Post subject:  

puppyite wrote:
RetroTechGuy wrote:
...head the nail right on the head...

Funny. Seems English might not be your native language either.


Poor Puppyite, you're now reduced to grammar flames... Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:22    Post subject:  

users are the foundation of a distro, watch what you ask for
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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:25    Post subject:  

puppyite wrote:
RetroTechGuy,
Did I mention that you’re sounding like a sycophant more and more every day?


Oh my, what shall I do?... Puppyite is not happy with me... Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:31    Post subject:  

jonyo wrote:
users are the foundation of a distro, watch what you ask for


My feeling is that Puppy is in no real danger from "the big boys", if that's what you meant. From what I've seen, the newer versions of those are pretty hardware intensive. Puppy generally plays in a different market, to a different target audience.

My observation is that running one of "the big boys" is often more a case of OS snobbery, than actual OS utility. That is, often users who do little more than browse the web, send email, and write an occasional document -- they could trivially do all of that with Puppy, and much more.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:37    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
puppyite wrote:
RetroTechGuy wrote:
...head the nail right on the head...

Funny. Seems English might not be your native language either.

Poor Puppyite, you're now reduced to grammar flames... Laughing Laughing Laughing

It’s spelling not grammar (head instead of hit).

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:38    Post subject:  

this was then
http://puppylinux.com/development/project-statement.htm
having fun with pup has its limits
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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:52    Post subject:  

Say what Barry?: “There is no committee, no inner-circle.”

He MUST have written that before the Water Bug rose to his current position in the Royal Court.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 15:59    Post subject:  

Just chirping in on the new main topic of this thread: grammar and spelling - what about punctuation Wink?
Cheers Smile/ MHHP
puppyite wrote:
8-bit wrote:
puppyite wrote:
8-bit,
Just to be clear, your post does not apply to me.


I was not pointing fingers at anyone!


OK. I just wanted to make it clear that I have not approached any developers with demands.

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I also know that by you having a website that supports Puppy, you are helping out.
To give you a problem I have with helping out with donations to support the costs of maintaining sites for Puppy and also donations to BK, I do not have any type of internet money transfer.
So how do I give funds that I am reasonably sure will arrive where they are supposed to?


If you have PayPal see this thread about donating to Barry.

The donate button is on the right just down from the top on this page.

I tried to putting a direct link to Barry’s donate button in this post but it times out so no joy there.

If you’re offering to donate money to me thank you very kindly however I don’t have a donate button on the Puppy Linux FAQ. If ever I do I’ll let you know.

If you can’t use PayPal I did a search for “internet money transfer” and got quite a few hits. One was Western Union where you can send money directly or maybe get a prepaid card which I assume is same as cash.


(And, please, don't go checking the punctuation in my posts; I'm very well aware that my punctuation in English is tinted by our more extensive punctuation in Swedish - and I do know that I, sometimes, over-hyphenate my English scribblings Embarassed.)

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 16:02    Post subject:  

puppyite wrote:
Say what Barry?: “There is no committee, no inner-circle.”

He MUST have written that before the Water Bug rose to his current position in the Royal Court.


Oooopppsss... http://pupweb.org/wikka/FoundationPuppy

But let us also note that you missed the text right after that which you quoted:

Quote:
You may advise me, but I have no obligation to do anything that you say or expect. If you think I've done something dumb, well, that's just tough.


Oh, wait...that isn't very democratic, is it?...

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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 16:04    Post subject:  

You foreigners have no sense of humor whatsoever. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 16:12    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
puppyite wrote:
Say what Barry?: “There is no committee, no inner-circle.”

He MUST have written that before the Water Bug rose to his current position in the Royal Court.


Oooopppsss... http://pupweb.org/wikka/FoundationPuppy

But let us also note that you missed the text right after that which you quoted:

Quote:
You may advise me, but I have no obligation to do anything that you say or expect. If you think I've done something dumb, well, that's just tough.


Oh, wait...that isn't very democratic, is it?...


well ..more recently we have this
http://puppylib.open-lib.net/puppy.html
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Who owns Puppy?

We all do. Puppy is covered by the LGPL license, an open source license.
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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2011, 16:14    Post subject:  

puppyite wrote:
You foreigners have no sense of humor whatsoever. Very Happy
No sense of humour at all. Therefore, I might have missed how funny a bloke you really are Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed.

OTOH, foreigners foreign to what???

/MHHP

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