Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 17th Dec 2011 00:26 UTC
Linux Without corporate backing or advertising, Puppy Linux has become one of the world's ten most popular Linux distributions. In the past few months Puppy has whelped a litter of like systems, each with its own unique DNA. This article summarizes Puppy and then describes the new brood.
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RE: Security
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Dec 2011 02:13 UTC in reply to "Security"
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Puppy lacks the tools to configure it as you would most distros - running the desktop and all apps as an unprivileged user

That's a bit of an odd design decision, to say the least.

I would never do online banking or credit card purchases with Puppy for this reason.

While always logging in as root is indeed not a good idea it has little to do with compromising your personal data. Your personal data is just as vulnerable when you surf the net as an unprivileged user.

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