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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RE: Too many Puppies for me
by fran on Sun 27th Nov 2011 03:38 UTC in reply to "Too many Puppies for me"
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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 in reply to "RE: Too many Puppies for me"
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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 in reply to "RE[2]: Too many Puppies for me"
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I just went to and frankly it's a train wreck. Not even a decent "about" page or anything. Hopes dashed yet again.

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