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Author Topic: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware  (Read 2314 times)

nubcnubdo

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Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« on: October 02, 2007, 09:10:22 pm »

DistroWatch (10-3-07): Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 3.0
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Barry Kauler has announced the release of Puppy Linux 3.00: "Puppy 3.00 released. This Puppy is a massive upgrade from the previous (v2.17.1) version. I decided to aim for close binary compatibility with Slackware 12.0, with the objective of being able to install Slackware packages and have all or most of the required dependencies already in place. To that end, I used all the building block packages from Slackware 12, such as glibc 2.5, GCC 4.1.2 and GTK+ 2.10.13. Most of the libraries in Puppy are now from Slackware. Another major thing that I have done is totally rewritten the key scripts that control how Puppy boots up, is configured, and shuts down. Then there are some major breakthroughs, such as finally getting periodic flushing of RAM to Flash drive working properly."

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http://www.puppylinux.com/download/release-3.00.htm
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Re: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 10:28:33 am »

this is good news.

go puppy,go!
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Re: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 02:22:00 pm »

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go puppy,go!

Ya, but the Slackware derivative field is getting crowded. Plus Puppy will be squeezing VL in the low-end niche, especially really old computers with <4 GB hdd space. (Actually, Puppy is already squeezing us there.)

OTOH, maybe now we can use more Puppy-spawned apps, like Grafburn!
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Re: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 04:18:41 pm »

I like Puppy a lot, but I think you should not use it if you have more than 64mb of ram. Vector is perfect in the sector between 128mb and 512mb and higher. Puppy is nice in less than 128mb machines, you can run it in 32mb with out tweaking. I think they are complementary, but not rivals. I think vl 5.1 can give fight in the 64mb gamma though, I usually recommend it instead Puppy and my friends still love me  :). I used to run it in my old Pentium-s (200mhz) with 64mb.
That is "running out of the box", 5.8 is good in less than 128mb if you do some work.

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OTOH, maybe now we can use more Puppy-spawned apps, like Grafburn!

I like Grafburn as well.
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Re: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 05:12:48 pm »

I like this version of puppy (and not just because it's an Australian-grown distro :) ) because it gives me further options.  DSL doesn't always work and getting Vector to boot off of a USB is still painful for me.
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Re: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007, 07:05:46 am »

I have been using the Pup derivitive Grafpup 2.0 for a while and really like it. Got Pup 3.0 on another partition but haven't been able to play with it much. I have found over the years I've played with Pup that Slack and Vector packges were very easy to intall and run on Puppy.
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Re: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2007, 07:17:56 pm »

rbistolfi wrote:
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I like Puppy a lot, but I think you should not use it if you have more than 64mb of ram.

Dear rbistolfi,
Puppy runs well on medium to higher end computers. Puppy is a full-featured, competent, unique operating system. I have been running Puppy 2.7 installed on this 1200 MHz Athlon / 512 MB / 20 GB system for several months. My installation has VLC, and everything else I need for everyday use..."works out of the box" comes to mind.  I can see no disadvantage in speed, performance, utility or usability by running Puppy instead of an OS with larger ISO, as your comment suggests. I believe this is a common misconception about Puppy, that it is suitable only for challenged hardware.
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Re: Puppy 3.0 compatible with Slackware
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2007, 07:36:30 pm »

I admit I use Puppy occasionally, but I prefer VL if the system can run it. I not doubt about Puppy's goodies, as I said, its great.When I judge an os, I try to see the order, efficiency and stability of the design, as far as my knowledge permits (sadly is not too much). That said, Puppy would be my second choice after VL. The configuration tools are great, and as you said, it works out of the box.
I think vl cant run "out of the box" in a lower than 128megs machine. Puppy can.
I hope I didn't offend you ;), I love Puppy, but if I can, I run vl. In a very low end machine, I use Puppy. If I have a hi-end machine, no vl available, and I have to choose between puppy, and the fashioned, glossy, latest linux or windows, I choose Puppy 8).
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I believe this is a common misconception about Puppy, that it is suitable only for challenged hardware.
VL is a victim of that misconception too, I think VL and Puppy are good by design, I don't like to waste resources just because I have them.
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