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Puppy Linux Windows Installer - V1.1
Expect a Slacko version shortly after release

New background wallpaper from pic
Right-click on lock (top right of desktop)
select backdrop
drag and drop an image

For permanent images add images to /usr/share/backgrounds
and use Menu / Desktop / Nathan Wallpaper setter

Mouse Wheel zoom option
Got a mouse-wheel?
In the enclosed browser (Seamonkey 2.4.1)
goto the pull down menu and select
Edit/preferences/advance/mouse-wheel
Now change to zoom in and out

Optimise Booting
go to
Menu / System / Bootmanager configure bootup
(that is, right click on desktop or bottom left click)
then . . . Manage System Services
Use Help to sort out what to do

Hey my Internet is not connected?
Not using Ethernet?
Click on the connect icon
Follow the instructions

Which browser should I use?
Slacko has the Seamonkey browser built in, includes an HTML editor and Email client
Extra downloads include stable and Beta release Browsers
Firefox
Opera - small and efficient with email client
Chrome - still being optimised but cutting edge

What extra software do I need?
Probably none
Use Slickpet and Puppy Package manager for extra software

Should I customise?
Of course.

Do I need java?
Not usually but it is available in Slickpet
Most browsers already have javascript
(a different language)

How do I compile and develop in Puppy?
Use Devx. Go to SFS in Quickpet and click the button. Reboot.
You now have C, Bacon, Glade, Vala program languages and other development tools

How do I know what programs I have installed?
Use the package manager and notice the list of installed software
Be careful now - one click and they uninstall

What is this Puppy called?
It is called Puppy 5.3 or "Slacko"
During development the name Spot and Slacko were used for development ISO releases

Why does Puppy run as root?
Convenience
Puppy users control their environment.
We are designed to load and run from USB or DVD (straight to desktop)
A root running live CD or DVD system remains MORE secure than an accessible and hackable hard disk install
We are not designed for multi-user deployment.
You can use GROWL for security tightening options

So technically, Puppy is dangerous?
Very. We bypass network security and firewalls
We can repair and edit other operating systems files such as Windows 7
bypassing administrator limitations
Recommended by security agencies as unhackable when running from DVD
Programs on the CD/DVD are never compromised.
With Puppy, comes great potential
in a small package

What about tech support?
Try us.
Puppy users are loyal because our forums, wikis, IRC,
blogs and web sites are constantly friendly, updated and improved

What about Thumbnails?
Thumbnails are turned off for speedy default. To turn them on:
Right-Click on an icon and choose Rox-Filer -> Options -> Thumbnails -> click box show image thumbnails

How do I turn a group of pets to custom sfs?
more tips
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