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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2015, 17:24    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:
My point was:
If I have resources on my machine that aren't being used and could be to speed up response, then my machine is not doing its job.
In my (ideal world) my machine should either be waiting for me or working at 100%.


Yup. I love Puppy (this machine does have XP on it -- I still use XP for limited things -- but ever more rarely on this one).

And I have even older/weaker machines it will work on...

My comments were intended to be a response to the question -- since my machine is a near clone of his... Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2015, 17:35    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
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How much RAM does Puppy use?

Depends on what you are doing.

Recommended minimum is 256MB, but that is so, after you get booted, there is still some free memory to run programs.
1 GB of RAM is more than enough.


And then came the new Firefox... Wink



https://www.memecenter.com/fun/337310/if-web-browsers-are-girls

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2015, 20:52    Post subject:  

I am not clear what Long Term Support actually means in regard to Precise 5.7.1 retro.

Does it get on going updates? If so, for how long?

Is it more stable that the current version of Tahrpub 6.0?

Are there new features and benefits to the current version?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2015, 22:46    Post subject:  

greyowl wrote:
I am not clear what Long Term Support actually means in regard to Precise 5.7.1 retro.

Does it get on going updates? If so, for how long?

Is it more stable that the current version of Tahrpub 6.0?

Are there new features and benefits to the current version?

Thanks


Puppy Linux is an all volunteer operation. I'm not sure what "Long Term Support" means for any Linux system.

IIRC, Precise the the current "retro" release. Slacko is the current mainstream release (a Slackware build). These have developers working on, and supporting the release.

I use a generation older, Lupu 5.28 (Debian build).

Rerwin and others have been supporting Lupu, and have done a number of upgrades (among other things, 3.x kernel support). I was somewhat surprised to find that it ran on my old Dell laptop (very similar to yours).

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=90461

Over the years, I settle on a version, run it for a while, then start testing newer releases. If I like the newer release better then the old, I migrate. If I don't, I stay with the old one.

I started with 4.11 Retro (on a really old computer). I went to 4.12, then 4.21, then 4.31 where I stayed for a long time. I finally migrated at about 5.11 or 5.21 to Lupu, then to 5.28 -- where I am currently very happy... In the last few weeks, I migrated to one of the latest 5.28 family (Sulu1, with better support for some hardware -- including my new USB network dongle).

Nothing says that you have to choose only 1 Puppy (perhaps unless you are doing a full install). IIRC, my old Dell laptop has 4.11/2, 4.31, 5.25 Retro, 5.28, and Sulu all installed... Play with them, and find one you like. Then tinker and modify it to please you...

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PostPosted: Tue 26 May 2015, 00:22    Post subject:  

greyowl wrote:
I am not clear what Long Term Support actually means in regard to Precise 5.7.1 retro.

Does it get on going updates? If so, for how long?


Basically, Puppy Precise 5.7.1 was built based on Ubuntu's Long Term Support (LTS) version at the time - Precise Pangolin 12.04 - which, itself, will be officially supported until sometime in 2017 (five years from it's release date)...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20Puppy.htm

http://bkhome.org/blog2/?viewDetailed=00340

For Precise 5.7.1 Puppy, what that essentially means is that packages/applications installed from the Puppy Package Manager (after updating!) should be up-to-date (recent version of apps with bugfixes, security updates, etc...), as Puppy's Package Manager pulls those very packages from the official Ubuntu Precise Pangolin repositories.

Two years after Ubuntu Precise was released, the next in the series of Ubuntu's LTS version was released - Trusty Tahr - supported until sometime in 2019. That's the one 666philb used to base his Tahrpup 6.0.2 CE on...

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=96178

It's an excellent choice, as well - I just happen to slightly prefer BarryK's Precise 5.7.1, and find it a bit more stable, bug-free and efficient on my older hardware (the Retro version, that is - seems to run great on whatever older computers I throw it at... or whatever I throw at it Smile ).

Tahrpup is currently being more actively supported than Precise, though, by Phil and other forum members - and Tahr also includes a neat update mechanism (Quickpet) that Phil keeps on top of - fixing bugs and security issues that crop up here and there.

I think I got most of that right, anywhoo... Shocked Confused Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 26 May 2015, 08:36    Post subject:  

Thank you so much for the explanation.
I am sure this is old hat for most of you, but it is all new to me so I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me.

So, do I understand correctly, that if I install new programs through the package manager in Precise 5.7.1 they will be the most recent updates? Will I also be able to get updates for existing programs on an ongoing basis ie when the browser update?
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