Puppy Linux is a fast and lean linux distro, boots of CDROM (~100mb download) and configures itself at boot time so you end up with a working desktop environment in seconds. Best yet it can save all your configurations to hard disk or USB memory key for use next time.
I was mightily impressed that it was quite happy detecting and configuring my wireless card. All I had to do was enter my SSID and passphrase and off it went.
Apparently it runs on very basic hardware, but on a half-decent 'old' rig it was lightning fast - put everything else to shame! Applications open instantly! What a concept!
Anyway, check it out if you want to kick an extra year or two of life out of an old home PC decked out with office apps, web browsing, email and networking.
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Comment by freitasm, on 23-Oct-2007 17:43
Sounds interesting but every time I go there if shows an error. Is this because I am using Internet Explorer? It works fine on Firefox, but if the people behind the site are so mean as to exclude their main target segment (i.e. Windows users), then I wonder...
Comment by freitasm, on 23-Oct-2007 17:45
Oh, and c'mon... I just went to check the downloads and they show seven folders and 41 different files to choose to download!
I guess this is not something for non-hardcore geeks then?
Comment by freitasm, on 23-Oct-2007 20:58
I might give the Seamonkey a go... But they certainly would do well with a site redesign and directly links to "stable", "beta", "night build" instead of that list.
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