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MyPuppysaysWauWau


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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 07:36    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
I think windows XP is the best puppy distro....
mike

You said it! Very Happy

For me Puppy IS the best distro ever Idea I use it as a frugal installation, but only for Internet applications. All I need runs fast and smooth... some little problems were solve thx Mikes ans Semmes help. Cool

BUT...

...I also use XP (offline) in the Virtual Box for my accustomed working environment. This solution is much better than Wine. And thanks Shinobars great job, the installation is done in a blink of an eye!

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Walter
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MyPuppysaysWauWau


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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 09:00    Post subject:  

Btw., I made a short movie, see how fast XP in the VB is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drgZqV-8J1A

Puppy Preciese 5.7.1
A four year heavily used XP with a lot of applications
Virtualbox 4.3.8
Intel T7200 Dualcore @ 2.0 GHz
3GB RAM but I spent only 1 for XP
128 MB video memory

It's great, I love it Shocked

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Walter
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Fri 09 May 2014, 15:11    Post subject:  

No, it's not the best but it compliments other distros such as Ubuntu and Slackware (Slax, whatever). It happens to be my favorite but that doesn't make it the best.

Puppy' niche is still running completely in RAM, providing a fast interface that many users like. It's at least partially moving away from these roots but I believe that's still the main attraction of the Puppy platform.

I'm not sure how many users noticed but it slipped from its regular 10 spot on distrowatch to 11. Still, notably well with so many Linux distros out there.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 05:05    Post subject:  Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.
Subject description: Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.
 

Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.

I think Sparkylinux is best Operating System in the World.

http://sparkylinux.org/

http://sparkylinux.org/download/

http://sparkylinux.org/forum/

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 05:15    Post subject: Re: Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.
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way12go wrote:
Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.

I think Sparkylinux is best Operating System in the World.

http://sparkylinux.org/

http://sparkylinux.org/download/

http://sparkylinux.org/forum/

Most of SParkylinux iso's are around 1.4GB around 10 times the size of puppy, They have a smaller 700MB one but its still 5 times larger, SparkyLinux 3.5 JWM (no-codecs) i486 <--- No Codecs, so its even broken out of the box, no Video, Really you might think its the greatest, but you added all that bloat to puppy and you'll have a better Os with puppy.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 05:48    Post subject: Re: Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.
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ttuuxxx wrote:
way12go wrote:
Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.

I think Sparkylinux is best Operating System in the World.

http://sparkylinux.org/

http://sparkylinux.org/download/

http://sparkylinux.org/forum/

Most of SParkylinux iso's are around 1.4GB around 10 times the size of puppy, They have a smaller 700MB one but its still 5 times larger, SparkyLinux 3.5 JWM (no-codecs) i486 <--- No Codecs, so its even broken out of the box, no Video, Really you might think its the greatest, but you added all that bloat to puppy and you'll have a better Os with puppy.
ttuuxxx


There is no doubt what you said is something that can't be dismissed with ease. I have used more than 15 Linux Distros and I found that only

1. Opensuse

and

2. Sparkylinux

are stable. All other distros have so many issues for a beginner like me. Yeah I have been using Linux for a while but, I'm still a beginner. The problem is I have a mind disorder so I can't remember stuff and can't learn with ease.

Opensuse is bloated.

Sparkylinux is light weight.

Yeah Puppylinux and Quirkylinux which is fork of Puppylinux are very good but, my experience with them was not pleasant in terms of stability.

I became a great fan of Puppylinux because of it's size+efficiency and RAM booting but installing apps was a big headache. Again, that is my personal experience.
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darry1966

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 22:17    Post subject: Re: Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.
Subject description: Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.
 

way12go wrote:
ttuuxxx wrote:
way12go wrote:
Right now I'm absolute fan of Sparkylinux.

I think Sparkylinux is best Operating System in the World.

http://sparkylinux.org/

http://sparkylinux.org/download/

http://sparkylinux.org/forum/

Most of SParkylinux iso's are around 1.4GB around 10 times the size of puppy, They have a smaller 700MB one but its still 5 times larger, SparkyLinux 3.5 JWM (no-codecs) i486 <--- No Codecs, so its even broken out of the box, no Video, Really you might think its the greatest, but you added all that bloat to puppy and you'll have a better Os with puppy.
ttuuxxx


There is no doubt what you said is something that can't be dismissed with ease. I have used more than 15 Linux Distros and I found that only

1. Opensuse

and

2. Sparkylinux

are stable. All other distros have so many issues for a beginner like me. Yeah I have been using Linux for a while but, I'm still a beginner. The problem is I have a mind disorder so I can't remember stuff and can't learn with ease.

Opensuse is bloated.

Sparkylinux is light weight.

Yeah Puppylinux and Quirkylinux which is fork of Puppylinux are very good but, my experience with them was not pleasant in terms of stability.

I became a great fan of Puppylinux because of it's size+efficiency and RAM booting but installing apps was a big headache. Again, that is my personal experience.


Debian stable is far better than Sparky or try Vector Linux (Slackware goodness).
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 03:21    Post subject:  

I'm back to using Windows XP Pro basically full time now. Puppy is a nice plaything, I play around with it sometimes when I have time. Everything just works with Windows XP Pro, can't fault it and never have had any problems.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 03:41    Post subject:  

You prefer pros eh??!!

Well it is a good bunny once tamed... removing IE not quite so clean as 2000 but seems to be good enough.

Linux...well it can do some nice tricks... always worth having around but like windows it needs taming but in a different way.

Puppyisms...the good ones ...are worth applying to distros in general...theres a lot of pup in my slax....

mike
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 03:55    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
I'm back to using Windows XP Pro basically full time now. Puppy is a nice plaything, I play around with it sometimes when I have time. Everything just works with Windows XP Pro, can't fault it and never have had any problems.
So you mean things like Viruses, malware, adware, trojans, exploits. Running XP is like having a one night stand with someone you just met that night, you got to use a lot of reliable protection. lol
Actually I liked XP, I used to remove around 60% of it, Secure it up and ran really well.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 04:04    Post subject:  

If you work on an old machine with only 256MB RAM just use windows xp end of story. Puppy linux could be useful though. For instance, if you only browse the net and don't do anything else it could be perfect. My 80 year old dad has Windows 7 on his machine. Now, he forever phones me about something he doesn't understand, bloody popups appearing everywhere, something going wrong etc. confusing him. So I decided just to do a customised frugal install of Wary Puppy which runs totally in RAM. Perfect for him, straight forward, he can now crap around with the system and nothing can go wrong. Just switch off and on again and everything is like before. Perfect, he is very happy now and has no stress that he may screw up something
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 04:12    Post subject:  

ttuuxxx wrote:
nic007 wrote:
I'm back to using Windows XP Pro basically full time now. Puppy is a nice plaything, I play around with it sometimes when I have time. Everything just works with Windows XP Pro, can't fault it and never have had any problems.
So you mean things like Viruses, malware, adware, trojans, exploits. Running XP is like having a one night stand with someone you just met that night, you got to use a lot of reliable protection. lol
Actually I liked XP, I used to remove around 60% of it, Secure it up and ran really well.
ttuuxxx

Have been using it for years. No anti-virus programs (had a long time ago before realising it's just a pile of crap), I don't use IE, outlook and all that crap. I don't download from tricky sites, I don't use media player when on line, I clean my registry every second month or so, etc.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 04:23    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
ttuuxxx wrote:
nic007 wrote:
I'm back to using Windows XP Pro basically full time now. Puppy is a nice plaything, I play around with it sometimes when I have time. Everything just works with Windows XP Pro, can't fault it and never have had any problems.
So you mean things like Viruses, malware, adware, trojans, exploits. Running XP is like having a one night stand with someone you just met that night, you got to use a lot of reliable protection. lol
Actually I liked XP, I used to remove around 60% of it, Secure it up and ran really well.
ttuuxxx

Have been using it for years. No anti-virus programs (had a long time ago before realising it's just a pile of crap), I don't use IE, outlook and all that crap. I don't download from tricky sites, I don't use media player when on line, I clean my registry every second month or so, etc.

But you have a firewall right, They did a test once with XP without a firewall, something like 45mins before the first intruder.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 04:28    Post subject:  

ttuuxxx wrote:
nic007 wrote:
ttuuxxx wrote:
nic007 wrote:
I'm back to using Windows XP Pro basically full time now. Puppy is a nice plaything, I play around with it sometimes when I have time. Everything just works with Windows XP Pro, can't fault it and never have had any problems.
So you mean things like Viruses, malware, adware, trojans, exploits. Running XP is like having a one night stand with someone you just met that night, you got to use a lot of reliable protection. lol
Actually I liked XP, I used to remove around 60% of it, Secure it up and ran really well.
ttuuxxx

Have been using it for years. No anti-virus programs (had a long time ago before realising it's just a pile of crap), I don't use IE, outlook and all that crap. I don't download from tricky sites, I don't use media player when on line, I clean my registry every second month or so, etc.

But you have a firewall right, They did a test once with XP without a firewall, something like 45mins before the first intruder.
ttuuxxx

Just the normal built-in firewall which is on by default anyway. Point is, if you do not use IE, outlook, Media player online, you have basically dodged 90% of your security problems. Helps when you use a relatively up to date windows xp pro SP3, too.
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