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[aprssig] A truly good distro of Linux

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Nov 22 16:54:36 UTC 2005


I can confirm that this package or "distro" of Linux is first class...

To paraphrase a well known TV add, "It does what it says on the side of
the tin"

Thanks for the tip Mark.

The only thing of note, is that it prefers it if you have a FAT32
partition somewhere for it to put it's setup data, but that's not really
needed.  It will mount a NTFS volume when up and running, so transfering
data between OS's is realy easy.

You can run it with just the CD-ROM drive, and no temporary storage at
all, everyting living in RAM.  If the lights go out, when it does come
back, it's as it first started again.  A USB drive will work as the temp
store too, or other solid state disk systems.  Or, you could customise
the contents of the bootable CD.  It's fast too, and no slouch to boot
either, even from the CD...

There is a very active support forum too should you need it..

As mark said, this one is worth trying.

Dave G0WBX.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org On Behalf Of Mark Fellhauer
> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 3:45 PM
> 
> Puppy Linux
> 
> http://www.goosee.com/puppy/
> 
> This is a very good ram-disk based Linux package that can 
> boot from a CD or a USB flash drive.  It's user friendly and 
> it actually works.  You can run it without disturbing your 
> regular hardware or OS install.
> 
> This is the only version of Linux I've ever seen boot up with 
> everything working without any hair pulling - Soundcard, 
> network card, video card 
> (with working Hi-Res mode) all detected and working properly. 
>   The only 
> problem I had is with my Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse not 
> working, but that was remedied with an old Logitech wired USB 
> optical mouse in about 2 seconds.
> 
> 
> I'm using Chubby Puppy which has Open Office included.  
> Bootable ISO for this is only 96 Megs.
> 
> If you've wanted to play with Linux but have been afraid to 
> or don't have a spare computer, this is a relatively painless 
> way to start.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> KC7BXS




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