Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 26th Nov 2011 15:58 UTC
Linux Puppy Linux is a small sub-130 MB distro popular for its high performance, adaptability, and ability to run on older hardware. The project just announced the new Racy Puppy, a version enhanced to run on new PCs. Racy includes Xorg 7.6 and the 3.0.7 kernel. Racy derives from Wary Puppy, a long term support release optimzed for older hardware. Puppy also offers Slacko and Lucid versions, for full compatibility with Slackware and Ubuntu, respectively.
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Downloaded and tested it yesterday
by Temcat on Sat 26th Nov 2011 21:57 UTC
Temcat
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2005-10-18

Puppy becomes better and better with time. Now that I'm Windows only again, Puppy seriously impresses me with its speed as a Live USB, functionality, and beautiful design.

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Puppy feels bad
by zima on Sun 27th Nov 2011 00:17 UTC
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

However nice many aspects of this distro might be, as far as I am concerned there are just too deep idealogical issues with it.



Hence I'm left to eagerly await Kitten Linux.

Edited 2011-11-27 00:21 UTC

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RE: Puppy feels bad
by BluenoseJake on Sun 27th Nov 2011 15:16 UTC in reply to "Puppy feels bad"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Is it fascist? Communist? Terrorist?

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RE[2]: Puppy feels bad
by KLU9 on Sun 27th Nov 2011 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Puppy feels bad"
KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

People with felinist tendencies often balk at using Puppy, which is well known for promoting an extreme caninist agenda and the ardent caninism of its user community.

Frankly they get along like cats and dogs.

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RE[3]: Puppy feels bad
by Darai on Sun 27th Nov 2011 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Puppy feels bad"
Darai Member since:
2009-09-09

People with felinist tendencies often balk at using Puppy, which is well known for promoting an extreme caninist agenda and the ardent caninism of its user community.



Caninist agenda? I'm okay with this.

Obviously you haven't watched the Cats Vs. Dogs movies, everyone knows the only one with an agenda here were the felines.

I keep in the know. Peace out. ;P

Edited 2011-11-27 20:30 UTC

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RE[4]: Puppy feels bad
by zima on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Puppy feels bad"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Obviously you fell prey to virtually Goebbelsian (BluenoseJake already Godwined the thread... :p ) levels of propaganda - coming from dog interests controlling Hollywood and such; who want to keep the humanity in the dark, turn back the clock of civilisational progress!

Most of the time dogs were "with" us, we were mere hunter-gatherers roaming around - and activities forced on us by typical dogs, suggest the latter very much preferred such poor state of affairs.

In contrast, when the cats started to hang out around us in the cradle of our civilisation, when they recognized the most dire priorities of maintaining our scarce harvest supplies, when we in turn recognized them as gods* for their wisdom - they gave us civilisation!


Thankfully, we are again in an era of progress - which will be made all the more rapid with the help of, yes, technology enabling cats (victimised over the centuries by dogs and their followers, people in denial of their heinous acts of cat burning that accompanied witch hunts) to keep in check those savage canine beasts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf9wHkkNGUU (also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A-ugAYbGRo )



* *vs.: note how dogs are them... IN REVERSE!!

Edited 2011-12-03 23:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Puppy feels bad
by zima on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Puppy feels bad"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Is it fascist? Communist? Terrorist?

Do you always Godwin funnies within the first 3 words...

(plus, the last notion doesn't really make much sense as an ideology - it's more a method; one employed by virtually all largish collectives of people, also countries, at one point or another in the past, often quite recent one - it's just that the official PR now proclaims it as the exclusive label of "designated baddies"; in (broadened now ;p ) context, it has roughly as much sense as "Blitzkrieg ideology")

Edited 2011-12-04 00:10 UTC

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RE: Puppy feels bad
by Gone fishing on Sun 27th Nov 2011 17:57 UTC in reply to "Puppy feels bad"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

as far as I am concerned there are just too deep idealogical issues with it.


Theory when you have ideas - ideology when ideas have you

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Too many Puppies for me
by benali72 on Sun 27th Nov 2011 00:31 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

I like Puppy and have an enthusiastic user for some time. It's one of my 3 main systems (Ubuntu, Puppy, Windows XP).

But I'm concerned with so many Puppies coming out (Wary, Lucid, Slacko, Racy, etc). It used to be that there were many Puplets, but only 1 official Puppy. Now there are many official Puppies and it's not clear why. I'm concerned that this project is losing focus and its identity.

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RE: Too many Puppies for me
by fran on Sun 27th Nov 2011 03:38 UTC in reply to "Too many Puppies for me"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I like Puppy and have an enthusiastic user for some time. It's one of my 3 main systems (Ubuntu, Puppy, Windows XP).

But I'm concerned with so many Puppies coming out (Wary, Lucid, Slacko, Racy, etc). It used to be that there were many Puplets, but only 1 official Puppy. Now there are many official Puppies and it's not clear why. I'm concerned that this project is losing focus and its identity.


Puppy is angry now, it's gonna byte in you in the ass with a rabid tooth:)

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RE[2]: Too many Puppies for me
by cb88 on Sun 27th Nov 2011 05:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Too many Puppies for me"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

If you actually followed puppy you would realize it never had any focus and any semblance of focus was the fact that there was really only one developer in a "benevolent dictator" role. Puppy is whatever Barry is interested in at the time.. which isn't bad it just means its not really a distro to be taken seriously is there isn't any garantee it'll be around for long and there aren't any real updates like other distros. Slitaz is a more formal distro with similar abilities to Puppylinux its also better documented and works alot better in my experience. I've even made my own puplet at one point MathPup it just had a few interesting math softwares I was using dumped into the 2.15CE iso. I also added GCC to teenpup at one point as it was rather continent. All that said I never felt there was any progress with puppy just lots of wheel spinning as stuff that worked in one release was broke or non existent in the next. such is life PuppyLinux was fun to play around with though that I am sure is the main interest behind it for Barry.
It helps that it has a very active forum as well for getting help its something a lot of larger distros don't have.

Edited 2011-11-27 05:37 UTC

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RE[3]: Too many Puppies for me
by bnolsen on Mon 28th Nov 2011 03:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too many Puppies for me"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I just went to slitaz.org and frankly it's a train wreck. Not even a decent "about" page or anything. Hopes dashed yet again.

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RE[4]: Too many Puppies for me
by cb88 on Mon 28th Nov 2011 11:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too many Puppies for me"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Their site has been down not sure what is up with that...that said the site they have is rather good acutally when its working.

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v RE: Too many Puppies for me
by alibadrelsayed on Tue 29th Nov 2011 09:05 UTC in reply to "Too many Puppies for me"