Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 22 Oct 2014, 10:39
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Suggestions
Seriously? Which Puppy do I download?
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 2 of 3 [32 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3 Next
Author Message
mavrothal


Joined: 24 Aug 2009
Posts: 1691

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 03:16    Post subject: Re: Seriously? Which Puppy do I download?  

saintless wrote:

Good questions! Here are some more:

wtf am I supposed to choose when I enter in this PC shop, what good does that do me?

how about you have ONE god damn shop for ONE PC -- you take it and leave?

Why do they waste my time forcing me to choose?


Unfortunately there is good indication that your questions are valid as the most valuable IT company indicates



Crying or Very sad

But the fact of the matter is that puppylinux.org is far from a good entry point for Puppy Linux.
I do not know who is (not) keeping it up, but I would rather have a KISS page and leave the rest to the forum or wiki/a.

The problem is: too much work and no glory. So I'm afraid it will be with us for some time and marxists ( Shocked Razz ) will rightly complain.

Latter: Maybe this will help (if people really believe we have a problem...)

_________________
Kids all over the world go around with an XO laptop. They deserve one puppy (or many) too Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bark_bark_bark

Joined: 05 Jun 2012
Posts: 835
Location: USA

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 09:46    Post subject:  

the problem is, that most people don't want to read. This is especially true for people born in this millennium.
_________________
Desktop: Intel 945PSN Motherboard, 3.2Ghz P-IV "Prescott 2M", 2GB RAM, 500GB WD HDD, Windows 7
(Slacko) Puppy Arcade 11 on USB Stick, Kali Linux 1.0.9a in Vbox.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9201
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 11:18    Post subject:  

When I go to the download sites of the mainstream Linuxes, there are lots of choices too. They just have bigger, prettier buttons.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
RSH


Joined: 05 Sep 2011
Posts: 2420
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 11:35    Post subject:  

Quote:
the problem is, that most people don't want to read. This is especially true for people born in this millennium.

Yes, seems they very often missing the ability to read - and to understand also.

Quote:
You want a youtube video? (seriously).

Doesn't help either.

Got some similar experience some time ago on SARA-B and its interactive Video.

MARX5's wish seems to be a "One Size fits all" issue.

Isn't Windows supposed to be?

_________________
LazY Puppy
RSH's DNA
SARA B.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
anikin

Joined: 10 May 2012
Posts: 508

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 15:01    Post subject:  

I'd understand most of the above comments, had they been directed at someone, who's been here for a while. But MARX5 is a newcomer. Yes, could have been a bit less irritated, but nonetheless, does he deserve all the patronizing and cheerful sarcasm, that's been dumped on him? Why not just say hello and welcome to Puppyland, MARX5 and give him a chance to better introduce himself?

Lighten up, folks.

An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth
- John McCarthy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
slavvo67

Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Posts: 441
Location: The other Mr. 305

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 18:39    Post subject:    

Agreed and he does make a good point! There are so many different puppies that it can be confusing to determine which one(s) to use. In fact, not only for the beginner. The reality is Puppy is not one distro but a combo of all other distros. And most newcomers probably don't understand that if they download a puppy that they don't like, there are plenty of others for them to try. Throw in the PAE, non-PAE, 64bit or 32bit, different install options, different pets with different distros, etc. Shocked

After all that, the real answer seems to be "Just pick one and take a shot." That's what I did and after burning 50+ different CD's, I realize that I'm not helping the environment, any but I found a few puppies that I like. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Flash
Official Dog Handler


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 11118
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 19:02    Post subject:  

So the first piece of advice we should give to a newcomer is, get a CD-RW or DVD-RW. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
saintless


Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 2566
Location: Bulgaria

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2014, 01:53    Post subject:  

I think it is not newcomer interested from puppy case. Read again the thread author posts, the polite suggestion from 01micko and the answer to his suggestion.
It is not so many puppy download links the reason for someone to register just to write such posts.

I really see nothing wrong with Puppy linux home page:
http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm
Check out Debian Live page for example:
http://live.debian.net/
At least four more pages must be opened to download any iso.
Interesting I can't find such posts about Debian Live.

In my opinion threads starting with first post like this one should stay without answer at all.

_________________
Farewell, Nooby, you will be missed...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger 
mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 8344

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2014, 05:40    Post subject:  

Most of linuxland is geekly complicated... they seem to forget their first encounters.

Actually i believe the ops main comment was directed at that last http/ftp page on the server which is most unfamiliar to anyone using yer average webpage plus it includes the devx and other irrelevant files to a noob. (the op is not a noob but trying to convey what it is for one)

My first puppy encounter was a clickable link in blue highlight on a normal webpage telling me its what I needed... was a no brainer for a windows bunny...there is enough to learn without extra confusion.

Just take this thread as a prompt to tidy up puppies web pages as micko has done.
I never did understand why puppy was so spread around...several sites plus a separated forum... where exactly do I go was the though in my head at the time.
To be new user friendly that does have to include the internet presence.

The phrase is constructive criticism... why be good when you can be ace Smile

mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mavrothal


Joined: 24 Aug 2009
Posts: 1691

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2014, 06:38    Post subject:  

Being like the debian web site might not be too bad...
debian1.png
 Description   
 Filesize   99.43 KB
 Viewed   342 Time(s)

debian1.png


_________________
Kids all over the world go around with an XO laptop. They deserve one puppy (or many) too Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
01micko


Joined: 11 Oct 2008
Posts: 7834
Location: qld

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2014, 08:39    Post subject:  

NO site can beat my winking, panting puppy!

If that doesn't inspire the reader ( Question ) to read then they can at least amuse themselves by mousing over, mousing off.
slacko-panting.gif
 Description   NOT the actual one on the site; it is a sprite.
 Filesize   188.38 KB
 Viewed   310 Time(s)

slacko-panting.gif


_________________
Woof Mailing List | keep the faith Cool |
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
bill

Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 495

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2014, 09:09    Post subject: Seriously? Which Puppy do I download?  

This is an easy one ! RSHs Lazy Puppy 202 because it has all the bells and whistles already installed by RSH and it is supported by the Smokey and his terrific repository.So what else is needed ? Simply put ! more definitive "How to" blurbs instead of post that are loaded with buzzwords and abbreviations that make a new users eyes glaze over,while they retreat. Shocked
cheers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
partsman

Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Posts: 257
Location: OHIO,USA

PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul 2014, 00:22    Post subject:  

A couple of years ago i did not even know what Linux even was Confused
I had never heard of it before ! I had only ever used Win-doze my whole life !
I did a google search of " Alt operating systems " because my xp machine was so slow !
Honestly ! When i did that google search i expected a good laugh Laughing
Anyway ! i cant remember but I"m sure I didn't put much effort into it and I stumbled across
puppy linux Wink
It took me about 15min of reading http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started.htm
and 15min to burn wary 5.2 and my eyes were opened to a new world Shocked
Since then ! And i am trying not to exaggerate here Wink
I swear I have gone through almost every linux distro at distrowatch and every one of ally's
collections ! I try every puppy i get my hands on Laughing
I have a stack of cd's a with puppies on them that would make you laugh your ass off Laughing Wink
Let me tell you my friend ! EVERY SINGLE ONE ! is special Wink
Why you ask ?
My signature tells it all !
The people in THIS FORUM ! are what make this my distro of choice !
From all that develop to the casual user ! everyone's input is important and taken into careful consideration by everyone who makes a puppy Wink
My hat is off to everyone here !
accept ! people like you MARX5 !
15-20 min of patience and a little reading maybe even ask for a little help Shocked probably would have changed your life !
I truly believe that those 15min has made me a better person Wink
My many thanks to everyone who has posted in this forum for the cause of what i believe to be the BEST LINUX EVER Because of the people here !
THANK YOU ALL ! For everything ! Wink

_________________
"PUPPY" POWERED BY PEOPLE
AKITA LINUX kernel 2.6.32.28
Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 8344

PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul 2014, 05:18    Post subject:  

I wonder why few seem to google 'how to speed up XP' as well.
My windows installs are as fast as puppy 2-4. Very Happy

mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
partsman

Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Posts: 257
Location: OHIO,USA

PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul 2014, 12:51    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
I wonder why few seem to google 'how to speed up XP' as well.

I am not sure Confused But I have to say mikeb ! I may have never discovered puppy Crying or Very sad , this forum and all the people here like you ! Always willing to help !
I can think of a few times you helped me mikeb and I am very grateful for you and those like you Wink
My first stop everyday is here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=2
But I will say I don't speak unless ! I know what what I am talking about !
As to not add to the confusion Wink
Thanks all Very Happy

_________________
"PUPPY" POWERED BY PEOPLE
AKITA LINUX kernel 2.6.32.28
Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 2 of 3 [32 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Suggestions
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0912s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0045s) ][ GZIP on ]