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Lucid Puppy - Linux for Legacy Computers


One of the original targets of Linux was the under-powered computer gathering dust in the closet destined for electronic disposal. While that sounds like a noble goal, it isn't reality for the majority of today's Linux distributions. Xubuntu says it's for the limited resource computer, but even it has a minimum memory requirement of 256 MB.

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Created by innerphaze 5 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 32 weeks ago
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There are plenty of reasons to 'wow' this distro. One is the footprint size. The live CD ISO file is has a size of just 110MB and downloaded in a jiffy. As advertised all over the web, it can be used on older PCs with small .drives and memory.

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Created by gagan 6 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 5 weeks ago
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Puppy Linux 4.3 gains bugfix, rave reviews


The Puppy Linux project has released a 4.3.1 bugfix upgrade for last month's major 4.3 release of the popular, lightweight GNU/Linux distro. Puppy Linux 4.3, which has been rebuilt with a new "Woof" build system and PPM package manager, has received a number of positive reviews.

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Created by paul.g.hunter 6 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 12 weeks ago
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Puppy Linux 4.3 (step by step installation with screenshots)


I was looking for a small distribution to install on my old laptop for a while now. It’s a 7 year old pc, at 1.2GHz with 256mb RAM.

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Created by iamspam 6 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 14 weeks ago
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Puppy Linux 4.2 Quick Review


We reviewed the June 2009 release v.4.2 of Puppy Linux, which comes in a 110 MB file download from their website, or from accepted mirrors. The iso file is then burnt to CD and runs as a Live CD.

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Created by fossfreak 6 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 28 weeks ago
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Puppy Linux 4.00 is barking up the right tree


With the recent release of Puppy Linux 4.00, developer Barry Kauler and his team have provided a lightweight but functional Linux operating system. To help reduce size and include more functionality over the previous binary-package-based Puppy 3.01, Puppy 4.00 has been compiled from a Slackware 12-based source.

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Created by giantrobot 7 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 31 weeks ago
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Bootcamp 501: Put a Puppy in your PC


It is every computer owner's worst nightmare. You switch on your PC and Windows stubbornly refuses to start. Inevitably it happens on the day that you have complete and send off a vitally important job, and there's no one on hand to fix it, so what do you do?

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Created by C733tus 8 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 8 weeks ago
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This puppy rocks!


Fast, small, lightweight—and still a full-featured GNU/Linux: Puppy Linux combines a complete set of applications with great flexibility, yet it requires minimal hardware. This article introduces this increasingly popular GNU/Linux distribution.

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Created by dave 8 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 17 weeks ago
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