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Old 10. Sep 2011, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lucid Puppy 5.28 review

Dedoimedo has written one of his inimitable reviews at his site.
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Old 11. Sep 2011, 07:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link. I think I'll give the Puppy a try this morning!

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Old 11. Sep 2011, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use and really like Puppy Linux (free) Puppy Linux reviewed by Dedoimedo (priceless)
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Old 12. Sep 2011, 06:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Had a quick look myself yesterday and liked what I saw except no way could I figure out how to create my DSL connection. Looking around the forums this seems a common issue with no solution (least anything I could understand) so I gave up.

This issue remains the main curse of Linux. Forget the latest and greatest, best ever this that and the other and just design a network manager that will enable folks to get connected
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Old 22. Sep 2011, 04:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I installed Puppy just a few days ago and I really like it. I am in puppy school right now. Some kind of paper training is required.

The only problem I had with getting started, was my ext. USB connected CD/DVD device. It was seen by Puppy and I got an icon, but no big dot. It would not mount, no matter what I tried. I had downloaded the FF pet appl. to a CD and I needed it installed on my laptop before using a public WiFi network. I ended up putting the file on a flash drive and it installed at lightening speed. The WiFi setup was very snappy. FF loaded instantly and I used it for over 1 hour (no crashes or reconnects ... fast too). The quickpet feature was a dream to use. I installed Thunderbird within seconds using the hotspot connection.

I turned on the firewall (guess I am trusting that all will be well on this front).

As far as my CD device is concerned, I am thinking that because it uses 2 USB ports it may have confused the device manager. I'll have to research this a bit more.

So far, I am impressed with Puppy 528.
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I hope that the Puppy, paper trained or not. Brings you enjoyment as it has me
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Old 10. Nov 2011, 01:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone tried Slacko 5.3 yet?

I'm using it right now and it's just pure and fancy goodness.

True, it's repos aint so full but that's just bound to get better over time.
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In case anyone wants a bit more info:
"Slacko Puppy Linux 5.3 is a child, or better a pup, of Barry Kauler's Woof build system. It has binary compatibility with Slackware-13.37, which simply means that it is a Puppy built with packages from the Slackware, Salix and Slacky repositories."
Link: http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux...Slacko-5.3.htm
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Ok folks. Forgive an ignorant question....

I just bought an 8 GB flash drive for "playing". I'd like to test out a couple Linux versions; like Puppy and Bohdi. (Any other suggestions?)

What I can't figure out is how to take the iso file and burn it onto my flash drive? How do I do that? My image burning software doesn't give me an option of burning the image to a flash drive; it only gives me my 2 DVD/CD drives as options.

So, how do I burn an iso image to my flash drive making it bootable so I can test out Puppy and Bohdi?
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Old 27. Nov 2011, 09:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok folks. Forgive an ignorant question....

I just bought an 8 GB flash drive for "playing". I'd like to test out a couple Linux versions; like Puppy and Bohdi. (Any other suggestions?)

What I can't figure out is how to take the iso file and burn it onto my flash drive? How do I do that? My image burning software doesn't give me an option of burning the image to a flash drive; it only gives me my 2 DVD/CD drives as options.

So, how do I burn an iso image to my flash drive making it bootable so I can test out Puppy and Bohdi?
Tiny Core Linux is another good one. They recently released version 4.1.

As for Usb creators, it depends on what you are currently running. Windows or whatever?

Unetbootin is usually the most popular for creating bootable usbs. However there are plenty of them, depending on your needs.

Puppy and Tiny core can actually be installed directly into a Flash drive, however I'm no expert as how to pull that off.
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