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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RE[2]: Comment by toomuchtatose
by toomuchtatose on Thu 19th May 2011 08:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by toomuchtatose"
toomuchtatose
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2011-05-15

Just tested out both on vm.

Seems like puppy comes with more applications out of the box, along with codecs, also more user-friendly (for less technical purposes).

Contrastingly, TC feels much more modular and snappy, especially with its "odd" method of retrieving storing and "installing" packages and system directories.

Then comes a problem, I have issues trying to point Grub2 towards TC bootloader to boot automatically from config (and eventually had to manually boot it up), there is also a lack of easy frugal installation facility (I guess it is not a really important feature.)

Puppy in this case has improved (since 2008 when I last used it?) but I hope the boot time can be improved further.

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