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Old 11-05-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
LobsterEd
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Is Puppy a serious distro?


No.

We are having too much fun to be serious. Puppy runs faster from CD then other distros booting from HD. So running from CD is easier and very secure.

Puppy has PuppyBasic built in (as well as a few other languages) Everyone knows Basic is not a serious language.

Puppy can run and save config data to DVD or CD. You can run Puppy without a hard disk. Well anyone running without a hard disk has not got a proper computer . . .

. . . anyway anything that runs so many programs in under 80MB is bound to be incomplete - it is just too much to believe - word processor, spreadsheet, bit torrent, instant messaging, browser, email vector drawing. Either the coding is very efficient or . . . well not sure how else it can be done . . . m m m

Should we take Puppy seriously?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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Your sarcasim is amusing except for

Quote:
Puppy has PuppyBasic built in (as well as a few other languages) Everyone knows Basic is not a serious language.
Basic really is a bad language for Linux.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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Talking

Grin - what a friendly wag & way to introduce Puppy !

Nice upbeat tempo -In time honoured traditions of Adverb Hype -
( but it does leave the temptation for a tale grab
In deference to a guard dog of advertising spots -on playful pups:

Full disclosure dictates a shorter leash.

Training kennel - Not all hard drive installs are slow by comparison
Any can be optimized to keep pace - regardless of hoops it must jump

Fetch -Libraries (unless static) are dynamically loaded
ONCE - then remain in MEM same as PUP
Sit - Easier is relative term - highly subjective & often biased until tested.
Heel - Secure - only if the incentive is low and no hard drive access
Stay - Running collered does not translate to crippled - proper is as proper does
Beg - Saves to optical -only if re-writeable & all detected/configured correctly
If data on optical either they must be swapped in/out or more than one must be deployed

Take it serious or not -as with all, try & if it barks for you without biting
see how tenderly it mouths without dropping the ball

If your PUP has potential, (I think it does) just teach it a few more tricks
It may be a constant companion, And that IS BASIC - Seriously
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:37 AM   #4
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Please LobsterEd,

be serious and have some respect for who, such as me, has to manage Windows at work and has a dependency on PuppyLinux because, rigth now, I'm a PuppyLinux junkie )))) .

My friends could not believe to their eyes when they saw RoxFiler managing file system (and also samba disks) with its quickness on a P3 800 mhz 128 mb ram and 5200 rpm hd !!

At home, I have a notebook of the future with Puppy live cd and a file on a linux partition. Yes, there is some difficult because it is not a full distro but these problems has teaching me a better linux, so they are welcome from my point of view.

So, definitevely, I cannot give up puppy quickness.

Stop me, please, me and my daughters are becoming penguins .

Slapshot
 
Old 11-07-2006, 08:08 AM   #5
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I did a frugal install of Puppy 212b on a 6-year-old IBM NetVista for a friend. It boots from pressing the power button to the JWM desktop in under a minute. When they saw it happen, they said to me: "You can't be serious!"

So I guess Puppy isn't serious. But you can have a lot of fun with it and a lot of people are using it to do serious work.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 02:40 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by slapshot
Please LobsterEd,

Stop me, please, me and my daughters are becoming penguins .

Slapshot


There is little hope. Barry is improving the fonts. PuppyPro is on its way. Making it even more for a business user distro. In fact lap top support (already good) is being improved even as we speak . . .

Counselling and prayer may be your only hope
http://tmxxine.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=XmasTimeTunnel

Be strong
For them.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 05:12 AM   #7
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Very nice wiki LobesterEd Thank you.

Better laptop support is a very good choice, but rigth now as you said I believe this is the killer distro ;-)

Antonio

p.s. I will try to be strong ;-)
 
Old 11-10-2006, 07:19 AM   #8
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Re serious

I believe Puppy will go a long way thanks to a solid base (amazing work from B.Kauler) and a thriving devoted community. I work on Macs (OS X) day in and day out,play with a PC at home and have tried a slew of different distros, Red Hat,SUSE,YDL,Ubuntu,Kubuntu, and a number of less prominent offerings but Puppy installed on my HD remains my alltime favourite. While the main distros have bloated their GUI with sugar candy coatings, Puppy remains simple yet highly effective. A pleasure to run and play with.I just hope someday someone will port a similar distro to the Mac.
Cheers,
 
Old 11-16-2006, 03:58 PM   #9
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Rescue CD

I started using Linux in april 2006. I am a tinker and i fat finger. Forget system rescue or any other live cd. Once i tried puppy and found my way around it a bit. its my first choice when i need to fix it.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 01:56 PM   #10
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Puppy Linux is the official choice of beer drinkers everywhere!
 
Old 12-17-2006, 09:47 AM   #11
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Puppy? Serious? Yep. Keep a disk with my laptop at all times. The whole OS loads into memory with room to spare, and makes for a usefull light weight and blitzingly fast system. As I tell people time and again, I dare you to get your finger of the mouse button before it all happens. I'm no guru, Just a normal everyday user, but I love to show off to the Winslows users. Puppy rocks. Try it out, tiny, got all you need for emergencies and fast as. Chuck it onto a mini CD and keep it on you at all times.

Lobster Ed keep up the good work and be good to your mother.

regards shorty943--part time Puppy lover.
 
Old 12-29-2006, 09:31 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by rcp
Saves to optical -only if re-writeable & all detected/configured correctly
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I used a CD-R disk, not RW to burn a multisession puppy cd 109CE, and just for fun, decided to try to use it as multisession. Much to my surprise, it actually FORCED the thing to burn on unused tracks of my "closed" disk. I do not recommend it, though, since after the second forced burn, it started misbehaving.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 11:14 AM   #13
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Just for a gag I popped Puppy Linux on my AMD 64 system (2.0Ghz, 1GB RAM). The best way to describe was like this... Click on an app, BOOM it's up! I think overall it only used about 200MB of RAM.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 09:52 AM   #14
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Serious or not?

Belong to your aims?
If you did'nt had to many thing to do with your computer = Puppy is a serious distro (Linux).
I need some basics func. Browser to find informations on Internet, Compose some individual documents with abiword, ... and with some little jobs. That's all.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 03:37 AM   #15
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Vanchutr is right, a serious distro is one that lets you get the job done. I have used Puppy to get the job done when I wanted to:

-- do internet stuff: surf web, send/receive email, download stuff
-- do multimedia stuff: play music, rip/burn CDs, watch DVDs
-- do office stuff: write/print documents, make spreadsheets, read PDF
-- do development stuff: build drivers, write code (C, Tcl, Lua etc)

And with Puppy I can do those things wirelessly, on a late-1990s portable, with great battery life (disk doesn't spin much, most stuff in RAM), boot up time less than a minute, shutdown time less than 10 seconds, and I get free updates every few weeks that take 10 minutes to download and install and need only a single reboot.

So if one needs to do those things, then Puppy can get the job done.

Cheers,
Mark
 
  


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