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How did you get interested in Linux/ Puppy?
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delmar

Joined: 24 Jul 2014
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 20:45    Post_subject:  How did you get interested in Linux/ Puppy?  

I work at a non profit day program with adults with mental retardation. One of my responsibilities is to run a computer lab. Using games and such to teach our people the basics of using a mouse, roller ball or touch screen, the best they can, so we can identify what sort of assistive technologies each individual might be able to benefit from. Most of the computers we have been given have tended to be the ones that have outlived their usefulness. Until, a few months ago our IT guy bought in a Chrome box and set it up for us. He described it as Google Chrome installed on a Linux machine.

The chrome box was blazing fast compared to our other (mostly XP) machines and running Chrome apps instead of programs works really well for the kind of games our folk like to play. This got me wondering, why not put Linux on our old machines and install Chrome. Our IT guy thought the idea showed a lot of promise and started working with me on identifying which distros would work well with the computers we have. We now how puppy Slacko installed on 4 of our six computers and have improved the functionality of those machines dramatically!

Meantime, back at my home, the hard drive my wife's computer crashed. I got it got her back on the Internet by putting Precise Retro on a USB thumb drive! Then I dug the last computer she had abandoned, because she was having some sort of problems with Windows, out of the corner and got it going with a Puppy CD! I was able to find and recover all the photos of our Grandchild that she had neglected to back up. I now have some form of Puppy on all 4 of the computers in my home!

That is my story so far.
My name is Delmar, and I am an enthusiastic novice Puppy user!
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rokytnji


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 21:51    Post_subject:  

Motorcycles>Computer>Ebay>Hard Drive lockup>Puppy Linux.

In that order. The rest is history.

I only became interested in computers because of ebay and motorcycle parts. Other wise. I had no use for a computer.

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RSH


Joined: 05 Sep 2011
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Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 22:31    Post_subject:  

Answer to the Topic's Title:

- Software Company Steinberg

Story behind that:

In Summer 2008 my Girlfriend bought a Phonic Firewire Helix 24 Board, a 16/24 Channel Audio Mixer for Audio Recordings. This one came including a version of Cubase, a multi-track Audio and MIDI Sequenzer Application.

After paying for it and moving the Mixer from the local dealer's store into our drumming room, we've got to find out, that the included Cubase version was different to the version mentioned inside the manual and outside of the mixer's shipping-case (sorry, don't know the right term).

Further more it needs to have internet access on the Computer where it should be installed and used to be able to register and unlock the Cubase for use.

I did not have any internet access at these times and I did not (and still do not) intend to connect my Music-PC to the internet, so I got in contact with the Steinberg Company, to ask for a solution.

The recommend me:

"Turn it back to your local dealer and get your money back."

Even though my local Musical Instruments Dealer bought a USB-Dongle for the use of this Cubase version and gave this dongle to me and my Girlfriend for FREE, I did decide NOT to use this Cubase version.

I've had sent a mail to Steinberg and did put some words on them because of their spam-tastic customers-support and went over to use Muppy, my first Linux System ever.

We still have this Cubase version and the USB Dongle, but still do NOT use it.

Thank you very much, Steinberg! Laughing

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darry1966

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 00:25    Post_subject:  

Started with Red Hat in the late 90's from win 3.1/'95/'98-> Mandriva-> Ubuntu/Debian -> Knoppix-> Debris->Distro Hopping (various)-> Slackware-> Puppy Linux and Vector Linux.
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ozsouth

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Location: S.E Australia

PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 00:45    Post_subject: Initially, cost  

Lack of funds steered me to Linux. I couldn't afford modern equipment, and win31 was getting dated. In 1999, I tried Mandrake 6.1 & found it to be a windo-like experience, which ran on my old pc, without needing expensive software or antivirus. Eventually came Vector, Minislack & in 2005, Puppy changed my pc world. Despite trying some other distros, it was Puppy all the way - small, fast, live, installable, remasterable. May it ever be!
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Puppyt

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Location: Gatton, Queensland

PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 00:55    Post_subject:  

After completing a PhD found myself suddenly deinstitutionalised (from academia - not a lunatic asylum. Oh, hang about Embarassed ...). Self-funded and quite unable to sustain essential MicroSoft-driven software and hardware 'upgrades' - you know what I'm saying - became inspired by the FOSS movement from within the Windows environment. This lead naturally to the realization that I did not actually *need* Windows - all the software I used were native Linux. Threw Windows out, saving a small fortune and a large part of my sanity on a continual basis with Puppy Smile Pure price-point perfection! Good for the soul too, knowing that I am not a significant contributor to eWaste.
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delmar

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 03:57    Post_subject:  

rokytnji wrote:
Motorcycles>Computer>Ebay>Hard Drive lockup>Puppy Linux.

In that order. The rest is history.

I only became interested in computers because of ebay and motorcycle parts. Other wise. I had no use for a computer.
Great story, told in a concise manner!
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delmar

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 04:06    Post_subject:  

Puppyt wrote:
...This lead naturally to the realization that I did not actually *need* Windows ...
Amen! If I can get manage to get Netlfix to run right in Puppy I'm pretty sure I can get my wife to the same place.
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neerajkolte


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Location: Pune, India.

PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 10:18    Post_subject:  

5 months back, I had just bought my first computer.

The guy who assembled it gave me pirated win7 in it and told me to not to turn on auto updates.
(In India most of the home comps have pitated versions of windows on it.)

That got me searching for windows replacement.

Many searches got me Ubuntu and Mint etc...

But I thought my use is simple so the OS should be small too....

I found puppy.

I had 6Gb ram so went for Fatdog64.

I am quite happy with it.

Thanks.

- Neeraj.

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RSH


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 15:13    Post_subject:  

neerajkolte wrote:
The guy who assembled it gave me pirated win7 in it and told me to not to turn on auto updates.
(In India most of the home comps have pirated versions of windows on it.)

Laughing Business as usual! Laughing

It's not only India and -of course- it's not only pirated versions of Windows.

In 2006 I bought a 8-Channel Audio Card for Audio Recordings, which came without any drivers included (the guy who did sell it to me has had gotten it from eBay). Since I did not have had any Internet-Access at this times, I asked him for downloading the needed driver from the Internet and burning it onto a CD for my use of it.

The CD returned to me as a DVD including the following (incomplete list):

- driver for the e.BAND Audio Card

plus cracked versions of:

- Ableton Live
- Acid Pro
- Steinberg Cubase VST24
- Steinberg WaveLab

plus some more Audio Software which I can not remind at the moment and also plus thousands of VST and other PlugIns.

I assume he would have burned also the necessary Hardware to this DVD - if it would have been possible to do that.

Another assumption:

If anyone who is owning illegal Software or anyone who knows someone that is owning illegal Software, would go to the Police and to name those Persons, our Justice-Systems will collapse. It/they could NOT handle it, because of its massive impact to the Justice-System.

They even could not handle it if they would use some sort of mass-default-punishment by finances.

Human beings are corrupt by nature and we need to change this.

We means each and everyone for him-/herself!

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Galbi


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 19:28    Post_subject:  

RSH wrote:
If anyone who is owning illegal Software or anyone who knows someone that is owning illegal Software, would go to the Police and to name those Persons, our Justice-Systems will collapse. It/they could NOT handle it, because of its massive impact to the Justice-System.


And, at the police station, they will write the complaint in... a pirated version of Word, over...a pirated version of Windows...
Mr. Green

I bet something similar in the Justice System.

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 01:32    Post_subject:  

Windows->Ubuntu->puppy

I began to hate windows because my machine did things I did not want and I did not tell to it to do. Same story with ubuntu. I came to puppy: statically built. It is obedient: it does only what I tell to it to do.
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mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 05:30    Post_subject:  

Already had windows sussed and working well but needed to get a life but could not find one so did this instead for a while Very Happy

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jamesbond

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 05:40    Post_subject:  

I'm the "hypothetical windows refugee" that everyone likes to talk about.
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 06:15    Post_subject:  

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