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A few years ago, my hard drive died, My cdrom drive was already dead. I had to find a way to revive my hard drive using something that would work from a usb drive. After trying a few possibilities, I found that Puppy Linux works on my old laptop. My laptop is just a Celeron 1.2Ghz.

 

Since then I have been using Puppy Linux. The latest version is based on Slackware. It's called, naturally, Slacko Puppy. Does anyone else use Puppy Linux?

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Tried using it on my friend's old PC as a form of reviving it but ended up putting him on Ubuntu instead. Tried Xubuntu, didn't work, tried Puppy, didn't work, even tried Mint......Ubuntu worked though so he's been using that but his computer is shot and he just has to break down and buy a new one.

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That's really odd. Ubuntu requires a lot more resources than Puppy Linux. Basically anything that will run Ubuntu will run Puppy Linux. Which Puppy did you try? For older computers, I would suggest trying Wary Puppy. That version is developed specifically for older computers.

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I see.

 

I suppose if I had more resources, I may not even be using Puppy Linux. There are certain things which cannot be done very well with a Puppy. Although there is a Debian-based Puppy called DPup, it is still not the same as using Debian directly.

 

However for new users who have just migrated or are considering migrating from Windows, Puppy Linux makes for a less traumatic change of environment. For a start, Puppy Linux is designed to be single user. So when you log in, you go in directly unlike when you log in to, say, Debian, where you have to give a username and password.

 

Also under Puppy, you can access all your drives and partitions without having to mount them. Although mounting partitions and drives is, more or less, second-nature to a seasoned Linux user, for a first-timer such an idea can be daunting.

 

So if you have any friends who would like to see what Linux can do, I would recommend that you tell them to try Puppy Linux. It's a very friendly distro.

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That's really odd. Ubuntu requires a lot more resources than Puppy Linux. Basically anything that will run Ubuntu will run Puppy Linux. Which Puppy did you try? For older computers, I would suggest trying Wary Puppy. That version is developed specifically for older computers.

I know, I did my research and that's the one I was using. Super weird. It was an old crappy Dell though. Dells suck so I wasn't surprised it would be an odd system to find a stable OS for. :P

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I have been looking at Puppy Linux for my old desktop. The internet is also very slow and you can't open to many tabs in a browser or it crashes. I have tried several browsers. The desktop is still good and just needs a little updating. I am hoping that Puppy Linux will help. Do I have to remove windows to install this program?

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