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[News] Review of Puppy Linux 4.2.1

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First look at Puppy Linux 4.2.1 (by Jesse Smith)

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| My conclusion is that Puppy is an interesting live CD. It strikes me as a 
| tool I could hand to a student taking a system admin course as a demo, or 
| perhaps a Windows admin that needs the functionality of a Linux live CD. It's 
| a tool which could be used to test old hardware; perhaps to wipe or backup 
| drives. It's not a distribution I'd recommend installing on a hard disk or 
| using as a day-to-day operating system or even connecting to the Internet. 
| Its strengths lie in its small size and friendly approach to Windows users, 
| not everyday use.       
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http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20090824#feature


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Booting Puppy 4.1.2 from a USB stick — it could stand in well for Chrome OS

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| I went whole hog and used a 128 MB stick. Yep, that's it. I have a huge 20 MB
| left for storage. Now that I know this works (at least on my Dell, the only
| box to which I have access that also allows booting via USB) I'll get a
| bigger stick and actually have some room to, as they say, maneuver.
|
| Doing the install was easy. I booted Puppy 4.1.2 from a CD I had previously
| burned (I know Puppy is up to 4.2 ... I'll have to try it). Then I used the
| menu to install to USB. The only thing I did that wasn't a default was
| selecting mbr.bin as the boot method. It works.
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http://blogs.dailynews.com/click/2009/08/booting-puppy-412-from-a-usb-s.htm
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Ubuntu-based Puppy Linux 5.0 arrives ,----[ Quote ] | The major update, also referred to as | "Lucid Puppy", was built using the Woof | build system and is based on Ubuntu 10.04 | LTS Lucid Lynx binary packages. Lucid | Puppy features the new Quickpet package | manager which allows users to install a | number of Linux programs with a single | click. Available applications include the | Kompozer web authoring system, GIMP for | image editing and several browsers, such | as Firefox, SeaMonkey, Chromium, and | O...

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I agree with everything this guy writes. An amazing small distribution. http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/puppy-revisited.html -- RonB "There's a story there...somewhere" RonB wrote: > I agree with everything this guy writes. An amazing small distribution. > > http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/puppy-revisited.html I'm impressed. I booted it under VirtualBox using the Vesa video driver and it worked OK. Changed the resolution to 1024x768 and that worked. I went Menu > X Desktop > Chtheme GTK theme chooser and selected stardust - most impressive eye ca...

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6, Episode 14: Photos, Promo, Sneak Peek And Synopsis For ‘Twice As Far’
The Walking Dead season 6, episode 14 is titled “Twice As Far.” The last episode dealt with Carol (Melissa McBride) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) ...

Windows 10 Installing Itself Without Permission For Some Users
While Windows 10 is considered to be a much improved version of the Windows operating system compared to Windows 8/8.1, there are some users ...

‘Supergirl’ Episode 16 Recap — When Supergirl Becomes A Mean Girl
At the conclusion of last week’s Supergirl , Kara was finally able to work with the DEO again, having finally gotten over the mistrust that resulted ...

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