Lucid Puppy 5.0

Micro-star international / Ms-6712
May 16, 2010 at 17:44:23
Specs: XP Pro/W2k/98Se/Puppy 5.0, XP2800+/768 MB
Puppy 5.0 looks pretty durn good...y'all might want to give it a try.

Lots of OS for a 128Mb download.


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May 17, 2010 at 17:37:45
Hey Skip, I just saw that it was released recently. What spec machine are you running it on?

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May 17, 2010 at 20:34:37
I installed it on my old IBM T23 laptop...the one with the 1.3Gb hdd I was using a trimmed down (<500Mb) W2K install on. PIII 1.13/256Mb with a pcmcia SD card adapter for an additional 2Gb storage for ebooks, etc.

There's no SeaMonkey installed is this distro so I just downloaded Opera 10.10 (you get several choices) for a browser.

I'm going for the latest flavor of Open Office next so I don't have to use the PortableApps versions I was stuck with before.

Network was super easy to configure (using a crossover cable right now) and I'm on a shared internet connection from my main machine.

From killdisk to download of Opera, it took just over an hour to install everything.

With the full install and only 256Mb memory, it's just as fast as earlier versions of Puppy and much more modern. Actually feel as if I'm using a computer and would have no qualms tossing this at a user who never heard of Linux before.

Next project will be trying this on one of the M575/M577 socket 7 boards like I talked about on your last thread...

It's good not to be using a portable version of FireFox or SeaMonkey for a browser and I still have 855Mb free on the hdd.

The trimmed down W2K install was OK, but if you forget to load all the drivers you need first, you can forget about adding any hardware after deleting windows files. Best I was able to do with W2K was ~250Mb and a 256Mb swap file so I consider myself dead even with a lot less work and better OS for everyday use.

I plug a USB hub into this OS and I'm good to go...try the same thing on a trimmed down version of Windows and it can't find drivers. Same thing with either of my PCMCIA network cards, SanDisk Cruzer, Sansa MP3 player, camera, etc.

Yeah; I could just go out and buy a decent size drive, but this is cheaper.

You have a machine in mind to try this on?


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