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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Say what?
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Dec 2011 02:37 UTC
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

It manages connections and prompts servers when problems occur.


It does what now? Prompts the *servers*? Some explanation regarding this seemingly fantastical technology might be called for.

I installed Ubuntu 11 on an end user's system recently and was embarrassed in front of the client by its unintelligible boot-time menu.


Unintelligible? Really? 3 clearly labeled entries is unintelligible? There's almost no difference between grub and grub2 when it comes to using the actual menu.

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RE: Say what?
by broken_symlink on Sat 17th Dec 2011 02:46 in reply to "Say what?"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

"Puppy is uniquely effective with slow or unreliable internet connections. It manages connections and prompts servers when problems occur. I have a friend who has poor line quality -- and few options, living in a rural area. He runs Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Windows XP SP3, and Puppy 5. He favors Puppy because of its more reliable internet connectivity."

I was also wondering what this meant.

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RE[2]: Say what?
by benali72 on Sun 18th Dec 2011 03:59 in reply to "RE: Say what?"
benali72 Member since:
2008-05-03

I've found that Puppy's package manager is more reliable for downloads. Of course all you have to do on other systems is install a free Download Manager and you've got the same thing, so no big feature IMHO.

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RE: Say what?
by ozonehole on Sat 17th Dec 2011 05:41 in reply to "Say what?"
ozonehole Member since:
2006-01-07


Unintelligible? Really? 3 clearly labeled entries is unintelligible? There's almost no difference between grub and grub2 when it comes to using the actual menu.


I'm going to agree with the original author on this point - GRUB (legacy) was much better than GRUB2. I tip my hat to the Puppy developers for sticking with the old GRUB. I never understood why it was necessary to make GRUB2 so complicated to configure. Simplicity is bliss.

Edited 2011-12-17 05:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Say what?
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Dec 2011 05:43 in reply to "RE: Say what?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

GRUB (legacy) was much better than GRUB2


Perhaps but there's little difference when it comes to how the gui works when selecting boot entry. Saying that it is unintelligible is nonsense because menu in grub looks and works pretty much the same way.
If it is cluttered then the same menu would be cluttered in grub.

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