Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2009, 07:58 AM   #16
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Urbana IL
Distribution: Slackware, Slacko,
Posts: 3,153
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339

Puppy will do any thing any other distro can do from 386 machine to x86_64. it is linux it can be ran in ram or as a folder inside windows or a frugal install or a full install.
it is perfect for your machine and comes with two window mangers. it is great for people new to Linux because you just copy your whole system as a folder and if you goof it up you have a back up. puppy is linux and linux runs all of linux.

you can talk debian red hat arch what ever distro it is all linux .
for a complete full development distro for your system would be slackware 10.2 it would run smooth not faster then puppy but smooth.

Last edited by Drakeo; 06-23-2009 at 08:00 AM.
Old 06-23-2009, 08:10 AM   #17
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you so much, that was exactly what i was looking for was a good explanation to my question on puppy.
Thanks so much!
Old 06-24-2009, 10:36 AM   #18
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well I'm about to make a decision on which linux distro to go with. Does anyone have any final advice or opinion on which linux distro i should go with?

thanks so much,
Old 06-24-2009, 10:42 AM   #19
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: slackware/FreeBSD/Vector
Posts: 291

Rep: Reputation: 52
I second the Debian 5 LXDE install. I've got an old Toshiba laptop with only 128mb of ram and I can do anything on it I could do on my Ubuntu desktop. I'm loving it!



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need help choosing a linux distro!!! alix1 Linux - Newbie 8 07-13-2008 02:59 PM
Choosing Linux Distro ahmadshassouna Linux - Newbie 11 04-07-2008 12:03 PM
Choosing a Linux Distro tombiz Linux - Newbie 15 07-04-2006 11:49 AM
Choosing a Linux Distro dmann304 Linux - General 2 12-03-2003 06:01 PM
Choosing a Linux Distro duerra Linux - Newbie 13 11-10-2003 12:10 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration