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.