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 jello on Mon 19th Dec 2011 19:51 UTC in reply to "Security"
jello
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2006-08-08

If someone is interested here is the official security statement off the Puppy Wiki:

In Puppy Linux your user account is called root, but is not root. In puppy root is user.

More here: http://puppylinux.org/wikka/security

Also AFAIK some Puppy distros have (in addition to that) a special user named spot that is used when starting internet apps. (The distro I know that does that is FatDog64 - 64 bit Puppy Linux)

In addition Puppy always runs in ram not hard disk...

Edited 2011-12-19 19:52 UTC

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