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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Puppy is also easy for Windows users
by darrelly23 on Tue 17th May 2011 07:18 UTC
darrelly23
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2011-05-17

Excellent article. I am an advanced Windows user(since DOS 6.11) and a Linux Mint(Isadora) newbie.
I downloaded Puppy(5.2.5)recently and installed it on a CD and a flash drive. I tested it on a ACER netbook with I gig of RAM.
Puppy, to me, is an excellent distro. It ran fast from RAM and should be easy for most Window users. It also allowed me to download Firefox 4.0 which ran very fast on the web. Page loads (to non-cached sites) were 1 sec. or less even to site with much java script. I watched HULU movies in excellent quality with very little or no delays for buffering. The choice of APPS is very good. Best lightweight distro I've used and its also fun.

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lproven Member since:
2006-08-23

Um. There wasn't an MS-DOS 6.11. It went 6.0 -> 6.1 -> 6.2 -> 6.21 -> 6.22.

Of course, some OSnews posters used 3.2, 3.3, 4, and 5 as well. Doubtless there are some 1.x and 2.x users around, too. :¬)

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wazoox Member since:
2005-07-14

Hi, I had a Sirius running MS-DOS 1.0, no directories, no hard drives, tough times ;)

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