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Old 09-29-2017, 06:14 PM   #16
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Just adding to what Mike Walsh said. Because he might might have forgotten to mention it.

https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=09134

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For those of you who are not in the loop, Quirky is a sister project of the Puppy Linux distribution, but is designed from the ground up for aspiring Android app developers, as it includes all sort of nifty tools that allow them to get started with Android app development within minutes.
It run fine and dandy on a vista machine like yours. I'd run a frugal install and keep my save files in Windows Vista.

Some Documentation.

My bad above on running a save file. I don't use quirky so I assumed something in error,

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Quirky does not support SFS files, nor support a "save file".
So, one restriction is that at least 2GB of RAM is required.
It pays to read the documentation I guess, before I post something.

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The live-CD also has an "install" icon on the desktop that will do a frugal installation to hard drive -- "frugal" is a term familiar to Puppy Linux users. This frugal installation has the same limitations as running from a live-CD. It also runs in RAM, and sessions are not automatically saved -- it does have a "save" icon on the desktop, and can do a save, to save settings, in the same manner as for the live-CD -- however, there is no "save file"!

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Old 09-29-2017, 07:17 PM   #17
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^^^ +1.

Second that, Roky. Good catch, mate! I had forgotten about that aspect of Quirky, it's true. And it will run nicely in the way you suggest.....


Mike.

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Old 10-01-2017, 09:34 AM   #18
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If it'll run Windows Vista, it'll run Puppy. (verified by me)
If it'll run Windows XP, it'll run Puppy. (verified by me)
I wonder if it's still true that if it'll run Windows 98, it'll run Puppy?
 
Old 10-01-2017, 09:58 AM   #19
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I wonder if it's still true that if it'll run Windows 98, it'll run Puppy?
Well. Back in day. If it ran Windows 95. It will run Puppy. My 2008 how to.

http://yatsite.blogspot.com/2008/09/...indows-95.html
 
Old 10-01-2017, 10:51 AM   #20
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Dude, consider the USAGE of this computer. The OS is just a means to an end. This is meant to be used for software development - specifically Android development. How many of you run an Android VM under Puppy Linux? Remember that if you want to run an Android VM with 2GB of RAM, it is going to consume 2GB of RAM exclusively for itself, period. That's in addition to all of the files etc it needs...typically at _least_ 8GB.

As well as Android Studio? And do you have the JDK installed? Do you honestly think that you're going to build an Android VM, Android Studio, JDK, onto a compressed file system that's going to fit in 4GB of RAM, as well as being able to actually run that stuff?

Android Studio claims to require at least 4GB of RAM (assuming a minimal 1GB Android VM), but it also says it requires either GNOME or KDE desktop. If you use a lightweight desktop along with a traditional install (i.e. not Puppy-like, storing OS files on an actual drive), then 4GB will work. But it'll be a delicate balancing act even with a lightweight desktop.

And of course, bear in mind that most of this software assumes it is being run as a regular user, not root. A software developer wants to use a system which is being used as expected, to minimize the risk of down-time due to weird hard to troubleshoot problems.
 
Old 10-01-2017, 01:53 PM   #21
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If this bothers you so much. Here is the thread you can address those concerns to.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=106460

I am sure you will get

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How many of you run an Android VM under Puppy Linux?

Type of responses. I did say

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Dumb biker. Linux advice is best handled by geeks.
 
Old 10-01-2017, 02:15 PM   #22
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There's nothing like actually doing something when it comes to giving advice about it. Nothing like actually running an Android VM to have a handle on how well it runs within a particular amount of RAM, and how well it runs with a particular amount of hard drive (or not) for its file system.
 
Old 10-01-2017, 06:38 PM   #23
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There's nothing like actually doing something when it comes to giving advice about it. Nothing like actually running an Android VM to have a handle on how well it runs within a particular amount of RAM, and how well it runs with a particular amount of hard drive (or not) for its file system.
Your opinion is duly noted and will receive all the attention it deserves.

All this conflict over a info freely given on a forum. That can be taken or ignored. But puts some folks into a twisty fit.

I hope you remember the above quote when commenting on AntiX or Puppy Linux.
Both of which. I run.

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