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Last Review by galen - posted: 06-17-2015 02:23 PM
I've been using Linux for over 15 years and I like what I see here.
LXDE version was tested and installed on several machines.
Compared to LinuxMint Debian it does not break as often and bugs reports are not completely ignored.
Being Debian based this distro will run on older machines >10years with low specs.
I've found the update function is broken since some repos have moved and the terminal will close and give a false positive.
Users must correct the repos and then run command line update, upgrade
Debian 8 and kernels not longer support nvidia legacy cards 173; you must use nouveau (ugg)
alter lsb-release to show Sparky instead of Debian. (this will give better grub listings)
Sparky GUI apps will show ok when they are not, it needs a delay or better command results display
have web site posts made prominent to show users how to fix upgrade blocks, breakage
I've been using Linux for over 15 years & I believe these matter; honesty, ethics, support. Not eye candy. There are close to nil Linux reviews from this perspective.
LL is a very impressive distro, it would be a top distro except:
dislike and censor bug reports
no code of conduct
no transparency on who owns & who is affiliated
no root access during install
no mounting devices during install
no root access during recovery mode
rogue grub2, it takes over. it's also misconfigured, does not play nice with other distros
unjust banning for support & forums
unjust demands on users (respond or else mentality, while blocking responses)
refusal to state user / supporter guidelines or rules
hostile to feedback
The minor oversight of not including card games to lure the MS users over.
No matter how good a distribution is, ethical support matters.
Any distro deserves no respect when they censor bug reports, life ban supporters, lie about their conduct. Any egocentric admin undermines a foundation of Linux that Linux has better standards of behaviour than MicroSoft. I expected better from Linux Lite; I was sadly disappointed.
I plan to update this review when more information is gathered.
Sad to report LL suffers major flaws in how it is run.
They need to get the message ethics & honesty matter.
see 2.4 for more
Superb support for machines at least as old as 2002.
Very tight and frugal OS, low resources needed.
Even the nvidia legacy video card 3d support is stable.
No trainwrecks like pulseaudio or nouveau are forced on you.
Puppy is a relaxing experience.
I routinely hand out Puppy CDs.
Let me declare right from the start I support PL and I've donated time and web space to keep this worthy distro alive.
Pl has been around for awhile and it has slipped in ratings as super distros come out. PL is a solid mature and highly efficient slackware based distro.
PL was bold to introduce gcc3 gtk2 and 2.6kernel early on, and that has caused problems and that is the price of adopting new base software.
I've used many distros and continue to try several each quarter.
Where I find PL shines is in having loads of apps and services to choose. Great depth of applications, smooth fonts and speed.
PL is certainly a worthy distro as at least your 3rd distro to have on hand, think of it as a glass of milk in the midst of the cola (distro) wars
PS giving this distro a 3 rating is plain a-hole-ish
Sorry but this is an obsolete distro as much as one can admire keeping the retro linux alive. Great for a retro party.
Install was tedious and buggy.
Would be better with a boot disk and install from CD
Product Details: "" by Megaman X - posted: 01-04-2004 - Rating: 7.00
Last Review by galen - posted: 03-16-2004 09:51 AM
Outstanding distro for it's size. Developer has the best example of KISS around.
Carry a floppy around with your ISP, email configs and you are mobile on even the lowliest hardware.
A must have distro to amaze others.
Can be used on recycled old computers.
Would like to see it even smaller and fit on a 100Meg zip drive... ok maybe a 250Meg ZIP