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Old 07-29-2008, 06:13 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Puppy 4.0 to the rescue....Again.

I was looking for a way to get some data off of a relative's
computer. This P III 128MG Ram and had windows 98 vanilla on it, no Ethernet card, and two usb ports. I could dig up my old parallel cable and hook it up with my old windows ME laptop, but that would be a pain since usually I have to play with the settings to get the networking set up. Those two usb ports could be put to good use with a flash drive. However, Windows 98 would need to be upgraded, I could upgrade it to Windows ME....but why, that would take too long and cause buggy issues. I downloaded and successfully made a Puppy 4.0 CD. I booted that old machine with it and mounted the usb drives....instant access. I put the files on the old flash drive and successfully migrated the files over to my cousin's new vista machine.

I wanted to dabble with some other distros, so I downloaded NimbleX2008
on my Vista laptop (My wife was on the Ubuntu machine waaah) and burned it with powertogo utility. I rebooted the computer, it did not work. I tried again going over the settings and still the output resulted in a coaster. I even downloaded Alex Feinman's ISO Recorder Power Toy and couldn't make that work. So what did I do? Popped in the Puppy 4.0 livecd and used its ISO copying software and it worked without any configuration changes or anything.

Puppy 4.0 rocks.
Old 10-16-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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Yep. Puppy is cool - it is the one that I installed for my mother-in-law to use, while I fixed her Windows machine. She only had one real problem with it and that was the Linux printing issues with Lexmark printers. Won't go into that, but will say that Puppy ran 24/7 from CD without problems.
Old 10-16-2008, 10:41 PM   #3
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FYI! Puppy Linux 4.1 is now available.
Old 11-20-2008, 07:30 AM   #4
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Yeah, Puppy is way cool. I fell in love with it. It's simple; it just works.

Old 11-24-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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Puppy is really amazing!!!


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