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Old 08. Feb 2012, 05:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I like to keep a Linux CD around, specially Puppy Linux. I was having the older version, and I decided to check for an update, and went over to the Puppy site, and I found that now, there are two puppies for offer there... Slacko Puppy 5.3.1, and Lucid Puppy 5.2.8.

From what I read is that the first is based on Slackware and the second one based on Ubuntu. So, which one to go for? Or, is it just a matter of choice? What's the difference between the two?

I just want to keep a copy of Puppy Linux at hand, so that I can use it when necessary.. might be to boot old and new computers both.

Which one to go for?
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Old 09. Feb 2012, 12:25 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'd go with the lucid one, only because it is based on ubuntu which means the drivers/support for ubuntu cares over. Not sure if it would into the slackware one (mainly because I haven't heard of slackware linux but I'm not big reader of linux articles)

I remember trying out lucid one months/years? ago when it was getting started and puppy linux was still one puppy linux, lucid worked pretty much like how puppy linux did back then. Slacko wasn't even around that I can remember so it's probably newer :S not sure if this means not as polished
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I just want to keep a copy of Puppy Linux at hand, so that I can use it when necessary.. might be to boot old and new computers both
Not sure of your linux experience but you will find Puppy Lucid somewhat different from Ubuntu. Puppy has its own way of doing things. That said I love Puppy Lucid, Its small and very fast. I would suggest you install it on to a USB drive and if you have a enough room on your USB drive you should set it up as persistent. For more info on persistent mode look HERE
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I have to agree with you regarding Puppy. I am running it off of a CD. On this laptop is Mint Julia and Peppermint. I can say that Puppy is MUCH faster than even both of these!

But, it is quite different. There is no software repository. No updating until they release a new version. Plus, it's difficult to find things. It took me forever to how to just change my system clock. I still can't get it to show 12 hour time instead of 24 hour time. I can find no single "control panel". You have to search to find how to tweak things.

I've been running Puppy continuously off the CD for over a week now because it is so fast and responsive. Browsing, even with multiple tabs, does not slow down my old laptop.

One little quirk about the browser, is that I can find no x to close the tabs. You have to right-click and then click on "close tab".
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Old 09. Feb 2012, 08:14 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I have Puppy Lucid 5.2.5, and I had tried it earlier, and was good.

Someone earlier in this thread had tried the Slacko Puppy too and was impressed. I think that Slacko Puppy is made keeping the newer PCs in mind.. so it may not work too well on the older systems. But, there's not much detail about this.

Still, Puppy is a distro which is meant to work on older systems, and that's why it is kept mean and lean.

Hmmm.. I may download both of them
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One little quirk about the browser, is that I can find no x to close the tabs. You have to right-click and then click on "close tab".
have you tried middle clicking tab to close it? I havent used puppy in a long time but that normally is the standard action for middle clicking a tab in browser these days (middle click=scroll wheel)
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I have to agree with you regarding Puppy. I am running it off of a CD. On this laptop is Mint Julia and Peppermint. I can say that Puppy is MUCH faster than even both of these!

But, it is quite different. There is no software repository. No updating until they release a new version. Plus, it's difficult to find things. It took me forever to how to just change my system clock. I still can't get it to show 12 hour time instead of 24 hour time. I can find no single "control panel". You have to search to find how to tweak things.

I've been running Puppy continuously off the CD for over a week now because it is so fast and responsive. Browsing, even with multiple tabs, does not slow down my old laptop.

One little quirk about the browser, is that I can find no x to close the tabs. You have to right-click and then click on "close tab".
Puppy has both Quick Pet and Puppy Package Manager which afaik are repositories. Quick Pet is simplified a lot, but will get you basic stuff like browsers, VLC, etc. With some minor setting changes P.P.M. will access any repository you want it I think, though it seems hit or miss if your not on the puppy repo.

If you search in these, I found 3 update files that were easily downloaded and applied.

Before about a week and a half ago my linux experience was practically nil but those are all pretty straight forward settings. just right click around a bit and play with it.

Though you are right, without the internet and forums I'd be in dark ages with puppy and probably have given up.

So far today I've been able to supplement my Puppy Lucid 5.2.8 install with Slax 6.1.2 and almost Bodhi 1.3.0. Having some interesting times getting Bodhi to boot and save to the USB, it'll boot live but can't save anything. Tried its built in installer but don't want to format my drive to get it done.

Bodhi is the best looking I've seen, the Enlightenment gui is lovely.
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