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What is your favourite Puppy distro?
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darry1966


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Nov 2014, 21:03    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
darry1966 wrote:
Colonel Panic wrote:
I'm finding that a lot of websites now won't load in the older browsers which come with some of the earlier Pups I like (such as Fire Hydrant, which is based on Puppy 3.01), and unfortunately that limits my choice of the Pups I can use on a daily basis. (This site, thankfully, loads in pretty much all of them).


The best I found for a basic 3.01 setup is Firefox 17ESR Akita .pet.



To run it I needed to install from the Pup 4 repos:

First 1. http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/gcc-4.2.2-1.pet
2. This Glib - http://sourceforge.net/projects/puppylinux301updates/files/Updates/Updates%20to%20install%20first/glib-2.22.2-p4.pet/download
3. This Glibc http://sourceforge.net/projects/puppylinux301updates/files/Updates/Updates%20to%20install%20first/glibc-2.10.1.pet/download
4. This Glibc locales http://sourceforge.net/projects/puppylinux301updates/files/Updates/Updates%20to%20install%20first/glibc_locales-2.10.1.pet/download
5. From Wary http://sourceforge.net/projects/puppylinux301updates/files/Updates/Updates%20to%20install%20first/gtkdialog4-246-w5.pet/download
6. This http://sourceforge.net/projects/puppylinux301updates/files/Updates/Updates%20to%20install%20first/libstdc%2B%2B6_4.4.5-8_i386.pet/download

7. This http://sourceforge.net/projects/puppylinux301updates/files/Updates/Updates%20to%20install%20first/libjpeg-7-w5c.pet/download
8. This http://sourceforge.net/projects/anitaos/files/Anitaos/Immportant%20Updates%20for%20Anitaos/libjpeg-8-i486.pet/download
9. Also this
http://sourceforge.net/projects/puppylinux301updates/files/hicolor-icon-theme-0.12-noarch-2.pet/download
and http://sourceforge.net/projects/anitaos/files/Anitaos/Immportant%20Updates%20for%20Anitaos/libpng-1.2.34.pet/download

Sorry Links wouldn't play ball you'll need to manually copy and paste.



Addons: Still work like addblocker with work with 17ESR
Link: http://akita.scottjarvis.com/firefox-17esr-akita.pet

3.01 unlike 4 series has dbus and dbus-glib already.


Thanks! I'm using Firefox 17.0.4 in Lighthouse 3.01 now and it's working well. It works in Fire Hydrant Inferno too (which is based on Puppy 3.0.0).

The only file on your list which I wasn't able to install was libstdc-4.4.5-8, but it doesn't seem to have made any difference.


Hi Colonel,

Great it is good version and layout from Scottman. I have used Fire Hydrant many times and its brilliant also 3.01 Barebones.
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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 11:14    Post subject:  

I use portable firefox http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=91945 and just update to the latest version whenever that comes out - currently version 33.1 using firefox's HELP, ABOUT, Check for Updates

I don't use a puppy savefile. I just remastered to a basic desktop that I like and that is the exact same each time I boot. Very lean (75MB puppy sfs file size). Everything else I dynamically load as/when required. LibreOffice sfs, firefox portable ... etc.

To preserve changes in those loaded sfs's I've just created scripts that repoint the config files that would normally reside in savefile (puppy) space to directories outside of puppy (on a separate HD drive) each time the sfs is loaded.

I created a personal copy of sfs_load that runs without prompts (that I've called sfs_load_nocopy), and use that within the script i.e. something like :
Code:

#!/bin/bash

if [ ! -f /EXTRAS/.sfs_load_nocopy ]; then
   mkdir /EXTRAS
   cp ./.sfs_load_nocopy /EXTRAS/.sfs_load_nocopy
fi
cd ~
rm -rf .wine
ln -s /mnt/sda4/puppylivecdbuild-OFFICE-AMD/EXTRAS/.wine .wine
yaf-splash -bg orange -text "Copying WINE files to RAM" &
X3PID=$!
cp /mnt/sda4/wine1328_.sfs /EXTRAS/wine1328_.sfs
cd /EXTRAS
./.sfs_load_nocopy -c -q /EXTRAS/wine1328_.sfs
kill $X3PID

i.e in this example it deletes the .wine directory under the (fixed) root directory and creates a symbolic link to the .wine directory on my hardisk. It then copies the wine sfs to ram (I create/use a directory called EXTRAS for that purpose) and loads the wine sfs. So any changes to wine configuration are preserved on the HDD (available next time the PC is booted and wine sfs is loaded).

For online banking I (re)boot but don't load anything else, wget download/run the latest copy of firefox and go to my banks web site directly. Shutdown and reboot afterwards. i.e. fixed/original puppy, latest browser that's never been used to visit any other web sites, all running in freshly booted (clean) ram with no HDD's mounted.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 13:17    Post subject:  

darry1966 wrote:
Hi Colonel,

Great it is good version and layout from Scottman. I have used Fire Hydrant many times and its brilliant also 3.01 Barebones.


Hi again Darry, thanks for replying.

Opera 12.16 also works in 3.01 (as does Seamonkey 2.12). Fire Hydrant IIRC was one of ttuuxxx's early ones, and I agree, it's great.

I think 3.01 Barebones might be a bit too stripped down, though I might still have a look at it; I used to have a big CD with various editions of 3.01 on it, but it went in one of my periodic "clearouts."
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darry1966


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 18:16    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
darry1966 wrote:
Hi Colonel,

Great it is good version and layout from Scottman. I have used Fire Hydrant many times and its brilliant also 3.01 Barebones.


Hi again Darry, thanks for replying.

Opera 12.16 also works in 3.01 (as does Seamonkey 2.12). Fire Hydrant IIRC was one of ttuuxxx's early ones, and I agree, it's great.

I think 3.01 Barebones might be a bit too stripped down, though I might still have a look at it; I used to have a big CD with various editions of 3.01 on it, but it went in one of my periodic "clearouts."


Yes "Clearouts" I can relate to that at the moment. I'll be keeping my Puppies though. Sorry proper name for the 3.01 I use is Fat-Free 3.01 but hey same thing really.

Yep Seamonkey 2.12 and I got up to about Seamonkey 2.25 after that I started having plugin install probs. Your Seamonkey if you wish to update will have to be done manually unless you do a gtk/pango update which frankly I don't think is worth it. The Seamonkey you are using works fine on sites.

I have heard Seamonkey 2.30 is having issues so I am avoiding it.

It is funny you mention Opera as I was thinking about what else works with this updated 3.01 only this morning.

On a final note loved the Icewm layout Ttuuxxx did with 3.01 "FH" .
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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Nov 2014, 08:53    Post subject:  

As a long time user, this is a hard question for me. I usually, try the different versions and find the one works the best for the hardware. I run fatdog64 version 630 on this Compaq CQ58. I am also using the 700 beta2 version for testing. The latest slacko on the ASUS EeePC. I am looking for a version of Puppy for ARM so I can convert an android tablet to puppy. The best answer for me is Puppy is my favorite Linux distribution rather than any single version.

I have tried other distribution, but always come back to Puppy. It is small, easy to use and well versatile. The support for it via this forum is great. An answer can be found usually in a couple of days.

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darry1966


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Nov 2014, 04:37    Post subject:  

Quote
Thanks! I'm using Firefox 17.0.4 in Lighthouse 3.01 now and it's working well. It works in Fire Hydrant Inferno too (which is based on Puppy 3.0.0).

The only file on your list which I wasn't able to install was libstdc-4.4.5-8, but it doesn't seem to have made any difference.[/quote]

@ Colonel and anyone who has done this upgrade to Puppy 3.01 and is using Firefox 17.0.4 and is having issues with Youtube then this pet will help as it did for me: http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/pixman-0.12.0-pup4.pet
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2014, 13:23    Post subject:  

darry1966 wrote:
@ Colonel and anyone who has done this upgrade to Puppy 3.01 and is using Firefox 17.0.4 and is having issues with Youtube then this pet will help as it did for me: http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/pixman-0.12.0-pup4.pet


Thanks Darry, I'm installing it now. Before, Flash was working in Firefox 17.0.4 but crashed when I reset AlsaMixer.

Best,

CP .

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darry1966


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec 2014, 23:56    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
darry1966 wrote:
@ Colonel and anyone who has done this upgrade to Puppy 3.01 and is using Firefox 17.0.4 and is having issues with Youtube then this pet will help as it did for me: http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/pixman-0.12.0-pup4.pet


Thanks Darry, I'm installing it now. Before, Flash was working in Firefox 17.0.4 but crashed when I reset AlsaMixer.

Best,

CP .


No problem Colonel.
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DJ Puppio


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2015, 22:09    Post subject:  

I'm new to Puppy. I used to fool around with it years ago but couldn't get sound or internet access..
So I've tried a bunch of different puppies in recent weeks. Everything is working. Mr. Green

Anyway,I find myself preferring Slacko64. I like that it's 64 bits. I was able to get different browsers onto it (chrome, firefox, and Palemoon) and also Libreoffice.

My Slacko system...

-DJ Puppio
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darry1966


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2015, 23:07    Post subject:  

DJ Puppio wrote:
I'm new to Puppy. I used to fool around with it years ago but couldn't get sound or internet access..
So I've tried a bunch of different puppies in recent weeks. Everything is working. Mr. Green

Anyway,I find myself preferring Slacko64. I like that it's 64 bits. I was able to get different browsers onto it (chrome, firefox, and Palemoon) and also Libreoffice.

My Slacko system...

-DJ Puppio


Very nice enjoy your system and welcome.Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2015, 23:31    Post subject:  

darry1966 wrote:

Very nice enjoy your system and welcome.Smile



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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Nov 2015, 08:38    Post subject:  

Remastering and modifying to your own desires and we each have our own favourite pup.

I've recently for instance changed my pup to have different desktop backgrounds and icons on each separate desktop.

I have a fast single click remaster script that I use instead of save files/folders and I frugally boot with Libre, OpenShot ...etc sfs's contained within the pup so everything runs in ram ....etc.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Nov 2015, 06:36    Post subject:  

My favourite Puppy distro is probably John Biles's Legacy OS2. It's amazing just how much functionality John managed to pack into a distro which runs off a single CD, and what it can do on the old computers it was designed to run on (you can also access a lot of Windows software using Wine). Sadly though it won’t work on my current computer.

Failing that, I like Ttuxxx's Classic Pup 214 X for many of the same reasons. It doesn’t come with as much software as Legacy but can easily be extended by adding software from SullySat's repository.

Also, I like one or two of the 4 series Pups such as 412 and 420 Deeper Thought, and some of the 301 series such as 301 Lighthouse and Fire Hydrant.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Nov 2015, 14:23    Post subject:  

Really liking Sulu with Precise retro kernel nice work Mr Erwin, Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Dec 2015, 02:47    Post subject: my puppy tahr 6.0.3
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I tried a lot of them and I'm always back to it

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