Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 16th May 2011 14:21 UTC
Linux How can you run a full range of current applications on older computers, netbooks, thin clients, and mobile devices? One way is to install a lightweight Linux like Puppy, Lubuntu, or Vector Light. Select the distro with the apps that meets your needs while matching your computer's resources.
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The problem with Puppy
by Gullible Jones on Tue 17th May 2011 17:23 UTC
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2006-05-23

Can be described in two words... It barks.

I am not kidding. The live CD makes your computer bark, like a dog, when the boot process is finished.

Now don't get me wrong, I think the distro is an absolutely wonderful idea despite its security flaws - in today's world of resource-heavy desktop environments, it's nice to know that someone's still working on a functional distro for older machines. But I suspect that Puppy's cutesie nature makes many would-be users gag.

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