Revision [31874]

Last edited on 2017-12-31 15:55:59 by s243a
Additions:
3. In the article by BarryK on How Puppy Works (External [[http://barryk.org/puppylinux/development/howpuppyworks.html Link]]) 64MB was given as an exmple Low Ram spec which will work with Puppy 2. As noted above [[Puppy214X Puppy 2.14X]] is currently maintained. Puppy 1 only required 32MB of ram.
Deletions:
3. In the article by BarryK on How Puppy Works (External [[http://barryk.org/puppylinux/development/howpuppyworks.html Link]]) 64MB was given as an exmple Low Ram spec which will work with Puppy 2. As noted above [[Puppy214X Puppy 2.14X]] is currently maintained.


Revision [31873]

Edited on 2017-12-31 15:54:44 by s243a
Additions:
Older [[Puppy5 era 5]] puppies like [[Lucid]] Revitalized and [[Carolina]] are recommended. [[Puppy6 Era 6]] puppies like [[tarhpup]] are also a good choice.
- [[Puppy214X Puppy 2.14X (AKA "Classic Pup")]] updated and supported continually by one of our experienced developers
Deletions:
Older [[Puppy5 era 5]] puppies like [[Lucid]] Revitalized and [[Carolina]] are recommended [[Puppy6 era 6]] puppies like [[tarhpup]] are also a good choice.
- [[Puppy214X Puppy 2.14X aka (Classic Pup)]] updated and supported continually by one of our experienced developers


Revision [31872]

Edited on 2017-12-31 15:32:05 by s243a
Additions:
- [[Puppy7 Era 7 Puppies]] will also work well under these specifications but not from slow media like such as USB 2.0 and may also require a kernal tweek and/or a swap partition for good performance.
- This is the lower end of the spec range for [[Puppy7 era 7 puppies]]. Era 7 puppies will not work well under these specifications if installed to slow storage media like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA. It has been reported that Xenialpup works well under these specks if the 4.1 kernal is used and about a 2-3GB SWAP partiation on a fast storage media (e.g. USB 3.0 or SATA). See [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=978886#978886 post]].
Deletions:
- [[Puppy7 Era 7 Puppies]] will also work well under these specifications but not from slow media like such as USB 2.0 and may also require a kernal tweek and/or a swap partition for good performance. It has been reported that Xenialpup works well under these specks if the 4.1 kernal is used and about a 2-3GB SWAP partiation on a fast storage media (e.g. USB 3.0 or SATA). See [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=978886#978886 post]].
- This is the lower end of the spec range for [[Puppy7 era 7 puppies]]. Era 7 puppies will not work well under these specifications if installed to slow storage media like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA.


Revision [31871]

Edited on 2017-12-31 15:29:33 by s243a
Additions:
- [[Puppy7 Era 7 Puppies]] will also work well under these specifications but not from slow media like such as USB 2.0 and may also require a kernal tweek and/or a swap partition for good performance. It has been reported that Xenialpup works well under these specks if the 4.1 kernal is used and about a 2-3GB SWAP partiation on a fast storage media (e.g. USB 3.0 or SATA). See [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=978886#978886 post]].
Deletions:
- [[Puppy7 Era 7 Puppies]] will also work well under these specifications but not from slow media like such as USB 2.0 and may also require a kernal tweek for good performance.


Revision [31870]

Edited on 2017-12-31 15:22:17 by s243a
Additions:
However, if one has less than 2.5GB of ram they will almost certainly get better performance by using an older kernal (See [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel]]). Also if one only has 1GB of ram or less for Xenialpup they they will probably want about 2GB or 3GB of SWAP on fast media such as USB 3.0 or SATA.
- [[Puppy6 Era 6]] Puppies like [[Tarhpup]] are also a good choice for this specification level especially if the puppy is installed on a slower storage medium like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA. ~
- Some machines that meat these specs are as old as 2004/005 but likely with upgraded ram (see [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=978875#978875 post]])
Deletions:
However, if one has less than 2.5GB of ram they will almost certainly get better performance by using an older kernal (See [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel]]). Also if only only has 1GB of ram or less for Xenialpup they they will probably want about 2GB or 3GB of SWAP on fast media such as USB 3.0 or SATA.
- [[Puppy6 Era 6]] Puppies like [[Tarhpup]] are also a good choice for this specification level especially if the puppy is installed on a slower storage medium like USB 2.0.


Revision [31869]

Edited on 2017-12-31 14:42:52 by s243a
Additions:
However, if one has less than 2.5GB of ram they will almost certainly get better performance by using an older kernal (See [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel]]). Also if only only has 1GB of ram or less for Xenialpup they they will probably want about 2GB or 3GB of SWAP on fast media such as USB 3.0 or SATA.
Deletions:
However, if one has less than 2.5GB of ram they will almost certainly get better performance by using an older kernal (See [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel]]).


Revision [31868]

Edited on 2017-12-31 03:29:46 by s243a
Additions:
**You have 750GB to 1GB of Ram** (~2006 to 2007 hardware):
**You have 250Mb to 521mb of Ram** (1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2003 - 2005 [1]):
Deletions:
**You have 750GB to 1GB of Ram** (~2006 hardware):
**You have 250Mb to 521mb of Ram** (1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1]):


Revision [31867]

Edited on 2017-12-31 03:19:41 by s243a
Additions:
- [[Carolina]] (last release 09-Dec-2014) is based on [[Racy]] 5.2 with the [[XFCE]] desktop.
Deletions:
- [[Carolina]] is based on [[Racy]] 5.2 with the [[XFCE]] desktop.


Revision [31866]

Edited on 2017-12-31 03:15:22 by s243a
Additions:
Suggest using an unmodified [[Puppy7 era 7 Pup]] such as [[Xenialpup]] or [[Slacko7 Slacko 7]] (Under Development).
- [[Xenialpup Xenialpup 7.5 CE]], Was officially released on 4-Dec-17 and is currently the newest official version of Puppy Linux. The minimum specs for Xenialpup given on the pupplinux.org blog are:
2. an [[Puppy7 era 7]] pup but with an older kernal (e.g. [[Xenialpup xenialpup]] with the 4.1 kernal (See[[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
**You have 750GB to 1GB of Ram** (~2006 hardware):
- "[[Lucid]] Revitalized" has been updated as recently as 2017 (see [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=90461 thread]]).
- [[Carolina]] is based on [[Racy]] 5.2 with the [[XFCE]] desktop.
**You have 250Mb to 521mb of Ram** (1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1]):
**You have less than 256MB ram** (~2003 or earlier) :
Deletions:
Suggest using an unmodified [[Puppy7 era 7 Pup]] such as [[xenialpup]] or [[Slacko7 Slacko 7]] (Under Development).
- [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on 4-Dec-17 and is currently the newest official version of puppylinux. The minimum specs for Xenialpup given on the pupplinux.org blog are:
2. an [[Puppy7 era 7]] pup but with an older kernal (e.g. [[Xenial xenialpup]] with the 4.1 kernal (See[[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
**You have 750GB to 1GB of Ram** (~2006 hardware) then first try:
- "Lucid Revitalized" has been updated as recently as 2017 (see [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=90461 thread]]).
- Carolina is based on [[Racy]] 5.2 with the [[XFCE]] desktop.
**You have 250Mb to 521mb of Ram** (1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1]) then first try:
**You have less than 256MB ram** (~2003 or earlier) then first try:


Revision [31865]

Edited on 2017-12-31 03:07:58 by s243a
Additions:
- 2012-12-30 - Planned discussion about [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel]] moved.
- 2012-12-30 - Specs for puppy on slow media (USB 2.0 or Srial ATA) has been [[WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou_(Post_USB_2.0)]] moved.
- This is the lower end of the spec range for [[Puppy7 era 7 puppies]]. Era 7 puppies will not work well under these specifications if installed to slow storage media like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA.
Older [[Puppy5 era 5]] puppies like [[Lucid]] Revitalized and [[Carolina]] are recommended [[Puppy6 era 6]] puppies like [[tarhpup]] are also a good choice.
- "Lucid Revitalized" has been updated as recently as 2017 (see [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=90461 thread]]).
- Carolina is based on [[Racy]] 5.2 with the [[XFCE]] desktop.
- The recommended minimum ram for [[wary Wary]] is 521mb (1.8 CPU or similar). However it will work with less than 256MB of ram in frugal mode if set to not run in ram. A swap file may also be required depending on the application. Wary was a long time supported pup and remained quite popular well beyond it's support life (Last [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/ ISO]] Date: 2013-Mar-02).
Deletions:
- 2012-12-30 - Planned discussion about [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel moved]].
- 2012-12-30 - Specs for puppy on slow media (USB 2.0 or Srial ATA) has been [[WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou_(Post_USB_2.0) moved]].
- This is the lower end of the spec range for [[Puppy7 era 7 puppies]]. Puppy 7 era puppies will not work well under these specifications if installed to slow storage media like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA.
Older [[Puppy5 Era 5]] puppies like [[Lucid]] Revitalized and [[Carolina]] are recommended era 6 puppies like tarhpup are also a good choice.
- "Lucid Revitalized" has been updated as recently as 2017 (see thread).
- Carolina is based on Racy 5.2 with the XFCE desktop.
- The recommended minimum ram for [[wary Wary]] is 521mb (1.8 CPU or similar). Suggested Maximum 750mb[2], however it will work with less than 256MB of ram in frugal mode if set to not run in ram. A swap file may also be required depending on the application. Wary was a long time supported pup and remained quite popular well beyond the support life of Wary (Last [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/ ISO]] Date: 2013-Mar-02).


Revision [31864]

Edited on 2017-12-31 02:58:17 by s243a
Additions:
- [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on 4-Dec-17 and is currently the newest official version of puppylinux. The minimum specs for Xenialpup given on the pupplinux.org blog are:
- [[Puppy6 Era 6]] Puppies like [[Tarhpup]] are also a good choice for this specification level especially if the puppy is installed on a slower storage medium like USB 2.0.
- Carolina is based on Racy 5.2 with the XFCE desktop.
Deletions:
* [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on 4-Dec-17 and is currently the newest official version of puppylinux. The minimum specs for Xenialpup given on the pupplinux.org blog are:
- Carolina is based on Racy 5.2 with the XFCE kernal.


Revision [31863]

Edited on 2017-12-31 02:52:16 by s243a
Additions:
- 2012-12-30 - Planned discussion about [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel moved]].
**You have 2.5GB of ram or more** (~2010 or newer):
Suggest using an unmodified [[Puppy7 era 7 Pup]] such as [[xenialpup]] or [[Slacko7 Slacko 7]] (Under Development).
* [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on 4-Dec-17 and is currently the newest official version of puppylinux. The minimum specs for Xenialpup given on the pupplinux.org blog are:
However, if one has less than 2.5GB of ram they will almost certainly get better performance by using an older kernal (See [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel]]).
**You have 1GB of ram to 2.5GB** (~2007 to 2009 hardware):
1. an [[Puppy6 era 6]] pup like [[Tahrpup]] or [[Slacko6index Slaco 6x]] or altertitively;
- [[Puppy7 Era 7 Puppies]] will also work well under these specifications but not from slow media like such as USB 2.0 and may also require a kernal tweek for good performance.
- This is the lower end of the spec range for [[Puppy7 era 7 puppies]]. Puppy 7 era puppies will not work well under these specifications if installed to slow storage media like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA.
Older [[Puppy5 Era 5]] puppies like [[Lucid]] Revitalized and [[Carolina]] are recommended era 6 puppies like tarhpup are also a good choice.
- "Lucid Revitalized" has been updated as recently as 2017 (see thread).
- Carolina is based on Racy 5.2 with the XFCE kernal.
Deletions:
- 2012-12-30 - Panned discussion about xenialpup 4.9 vs 4.1 kernal [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel moved]].
**You have 2.5GB of ram or more** (~2010 or newer) then first try:
Suggest using an unmodified Puppy 7 era Puppy such as [[xenialpup]] or [[Slacko7 Slacko 7]] (Under Development).
* [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on December 4, 2017 and is currently the newest official version of puppylinux. The minimum specs for Xenialpup given on the pupplinux.org blog are:
However, if one has less than 2.5GB of ram they will almost certainly get better performance by using an older kernal (See [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel Xenialpup 4.1vs4.9 kernel]]).
**You have 1GB of ram to 2.5GB** (~2007 to 2009 hardware) then first try:
1. an [[Puppy6 era 6]] pup like [[Tahrpup]] or [[Slacko6index Slaco 6x]] or altertitively
- [[Puppy7 Puppy 7]] era Puppies will also work well under these specifications but not from slow media like such as USB 2.0 and may also require a kernal tweek for good performance.
- This is the lower end of the spec range for [[Puppy 7]] era puppies. Puppy 7 era puppies will not work well under these specifications if installed to slow storage media like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA.
- [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Lucid Lucid]] Revitalized
- Lucid is a [[Puppy5Index Puppy 5]] version. In Lieu of "Lucid Revitalized" check the form for recent updated versions of Puppy 5 (or Racy) if one is looking for a simmilar era pup to try in Leu of Lucid (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy53 Slaco 5X]]).


Revision [31862]

Edited on 2017-12-31 02:33:43 by s243a
Additions:
- 2012-12-30 - Panned discussion about xenialpup 4.9 vs 4.1 kernal [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel moved]].
- 2012-12-30 - Specs for puppy on slow media (USB 2.0 or Srial ATA) has been [[WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou_(Post_USB_2.0) moved]].
- 2017-12-28 - Previous dates were most applicable to 2012. This older version of this page has been [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/superseded:_WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou moved]] and this page has been updated.
**You have 2.5GB of ram or more** (~2010 or newer) then first try:
Suggest using an unmodified Puppy 7 era Puppy such as [[xenialpup]] or [[Slacko7 Slacko 7]] (Under Development).
* [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on December 4, 2017 and is currently the newest official version of puppylinux. The minimum specs for Xenialpup given on the pupplinux.org blog are:
~ Minimum System Requirements: 1000MHz CPU 768MB RAM
~ Recommended: 1600MHz 1gb RAM
However, if one has less than 2.5GB of ram they will almost certainly get better performance by using an older kernal (See [[Xenialpup_4.1vs4.9_kernel Xenialpup 4.1vs4.9 kernel]]).
**You have 1GB of ram to 2.5GB** (~2007 to 2009 hardware) then first try:
Suggest using either:
1. an [[Puppy6 era 6]] pup like [[Tahrpup]] or [[Slacko6index Slaco 6x]] or altertitively
2. an [[Puppy7 era 7]] pup but with an older kernal (e.g. [[Xenial xenialpup]] with the 4.1 kernal (See[[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
- [[Puppy7 Puppy 7]] era Puppies will also work well under these specifications but not from slow media like such as USB 2.0 and may also require a kernal tweek for good performance.
**You have 750GB to 1GB of Ram** (~2006 hardware) then first try:
Either:
1. an [[Puppy6 era 6]] pup like [[Tahrpup]] or [[Slacko6index Slaco 6x]] or;
2. an [[Puppy5 era 5]] pup like [[PuppyPrecise Precise 5.7.1]] or [[Puppy53 Slacko 5x]] is suggested.

- [[Tahrpup]], originally released in 2014 is a fairly recent version of puppylinux which runs well on old hardware as well as the most recent hardware. It was recently updated (2017-Feb-15). 32bit and 64bit versions are available and it works with a wide variety of kernels.
- [[Puppy2 Puppy 2]], [[Puppy3 3]], [[Puppy4 4]], [[Puppy5 5]] & [[Puppy 6]] era pets work well under these specifications. Later versions of Puppy are more likely to be recently updated and less likely to have issues supporting newer hardware.
- This is the lower end of the spec range for [[Puppy 7]] era puppies. Puppy 7 era puppies will not work well under these specifications if installed to slow storage media like USB 2.0 or Ultra ATA.
Deletions:
- 2017-12-28 - Previous dates were most applicable to 2012. This older version of this page has been [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/superseded:_WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou moved]] and this page has been updated on January 2018
The following dates and system specs are only guidelines and aren't firm limits for the lower or upper recommended specs for puppylinux. Puppylinux works very well on hardware that is 5 years older or more than the release date (or if applicable the version of linux that it was designed to be compatible with). All versions of puppylinux are small and light enough to run off a small USB drive or DVD. Old versions of puppylinux [3] have been known to run as little as 64MB of ram.
**You have 1.25GB of ram or more** (~2012 or newer) then first try:
- [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on December 4, 2017 and is Currently the newest official version of puppylinux.
- [[Slacko7 Slaco 7]] (Under Development).
**You have 1GB of ram to 1.25GB** (~2010 to 2011 hardware) then first try:
- [[Xenial]] pup w/ older 4.1 Kernal (Form [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
**You have 750GB to 1GB of Ram** (~2007 to 2009 hardware) then first try:
- [[Tahrpup]], originally released in 2014 is a fairly recent version of puppylinux which runs well on old hardware and was updated as recently as 2017-Feb-15. 32bit and 64bit versions are available and it works with a wide variety of kernels.
- Tahrpup is one of the [[puppy6 Puppy 6]]] generation version of puppylinux. Another version of puppy6 (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Slacko6index Slaco 6x]]) may be used in lieu of Tahrpup. Check the puppylinux forums to see which Puppy 6 versions have been most recently updated.


Revision [31846]

Edited on 2017-12-30 21:36:26 by s243a
Additions:
- 2017-12-28 - Previous dates were most applicable to 2012. This older version of this page has been [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/superseded:_WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou moved]] and this page has been updated on January 2018
Deletions:
Previous dates were most applicable to 2012. This older version of this page has been [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/superseded:_WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou moved]] and this page has been updated on January 2018


Revision [31841]

Edited on 2017-12-30 20:47:46 by s243a
Additions:
**You have 1.25GB of ram or more** (~2012 or newer) then first try:
Deletions:
**You have 125GB of ram or more** (~2012 or newer) then first try:


Revision [31840]

Edited on 2017-12-30 20:47:24 by s243a
Additions:
**You have 125GB of ram or more** (~2012 or newer) then first try:
**You have 1GB of ram to 1.25GB** (~2010 to 2011 hardware) then first try:
**You have 750GB to 1GB of Ram** (~2007 to 2009 hardware) then first try:
**You have 512Mb to 750MB of Ram** (~2004 to 2006 Hardware) then first try:
**You have 250Mb to 521mb of Ram** (1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1]) then first try:
Deletions:
**You have 4GB of ram or more** (~2012 or newer) then first try:
**You have 2GB of ram to 3GB** (~2010 to 2011 hardware) then first try:
**You have 1GB to 2GB of Ram** (~2007 to 2009 hardware) then first try:
**You have 750Mb to 1.25GB of Ram** (~2004 to 2006 Hardware) then first try:
**You have 250Mb to 750Mb of Ram** (1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1]) then first try:


Revision [31809]

Edited on 2017-12-29 23:44:49 by s243a
Additions:
- [[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on December 4, 2017 and is Currently the newest official version of puppylinux.
- [[Slacko7 Slaco 7]] (Under Development).
- [[Xenial]] pup w/ older 4.1 Kernal (Form [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
- [[Tahrpup]], originally released in 2014 is a fairly recent version of puppylinux which runs well on old hardware and was updated as recently as 2017-Feb-15. 32bit and 64bit versions are available and it works with a wide variety of kernels.
- Tahrpup is one of the [[puppy6 Puppy 6]]] generation version of puppylinux. Another version of puppy6 (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Slacko6index Slaco 6x]]) may be used in lieu of Tahrpup. Check the puppylinux forums to see which Puppy 6 versions have been most recently updated.
- [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Lucid Lucid]] Revitalized
- Lucid is a [[Puppy5Index Puppy 5]] version. In Lieu of "Lucid Revitalized" check the form for recent updated versions of Puppy 5 (or Racy) if one is looking for a simmilar era pup to try in Leu of Lucid (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy53 Slaco 5X]]).
- The recommended minimum ram for [[wary Wary]] is 521mb (1.8 CPU or similar). Suggested Maximum 750mb[2], however it will work with less than 256MB of ram in frugal mode if set to not run in ram. A swap file may also be required depending on the application. Wary was a long time supported pup and remained quite popular well beyond the support life of Wary (Last [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/ ISO]] Date: 2013-Mar-02).
- A version of [[Puppy3 Puppy 3]] (Last Updated 2014) or [[Puppy432 Puppy 4.3.2]] (Last Updated Nov 2014) may also be suitable for this range of computer specs.
Deletions:
~[[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on December 4, 2017 and is Currently the newest official version of puppylinux.
~[[Slacko7 Slaco 7]] (Under Development).
[[Xenial]] pup w/ older 4.1 Kernal (Form [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
~[[Tahrpup]], originally released in 2014 is a fairly recent version of puppylinux which runs well on old hardware and was updated as recently as 2017-Feb-15. 32bit and 64bit versions are available and it works with a wide variety of kernels.
~Tahrpup is one of the [[puppy6 Puppy 6]]] generation version of puppylinux. Another version of puppy6 (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Slacko6index Slaco]]) may be used in lieu of Tahrpup. Check the puppylinux forums to see which Puppy 6 versions have been most recently updated.
~ [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Lucid Lucid]] Revitalized
~ Lucid is a [[Puppy5Index Puppy 5]] version. In Lieu of "Lucid Revitalized" check the form for recent updated versions of Puppy 5 (or Racy) if one is looking for a simmilar era pup to try in Leu of Lucid (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy53 Slaco 5X]]).
~The recommended minimum ram for [[wary Wary]] is 521mb (1.8 CPU or similar). Suggested Maximum 750mb[2], however it will work with less than 256MB of ram in frugal mode if set to not run in ram. A swap file may also be required depending on the application. Wary was a long time supported pup and remained quite popular well beyond the support life of Wary (Last [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/ ISO]] Date: 2013-Mar-02).
~A version of [[Puppy3 Puppy 3]] (Last Updated 2014) or [[Puppy432 Puppy 4.3.2]] (Last Updated Nov 2014) may also be suitable for this range of computer specs.


Revision [31808]

Edited on 2017-12-29 23:38:51 by s243a
Additions:
~A version of [[Puppy3 Puppy 3]] (Last Updated 2014) or [[Puppy432 Puppy 4.3.2]] (Last Updated Nov 2014) may also be suitable for this range of computer specs.
Deletions:
~A version of [[Puppy3 Puppy 3]] (Last Updated 2014) or [[Puppy4 Puppy 4]] (Last Updated 2009) may also be suitable for this range of computer specs.


Revision [31795]

Edited on 2017-12-29 18:52:07 by s243a
Additions:
**You have 4GB of ram or more** (~2012 or newer) then first try:
**You have 2GB of ram to 3GB** (~2010 to 2011 hardware) then first try:
**You have 1GB to 2GB of Ram** (~2007 to 2009 hardware) then first try:
**You have 750Mb to 1.25GB of Ram** (~2004 to 2006 Hardware) then first try:
**You have 250Mb to 750Mb of Ram** (1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1]) then first try:
**You have less than 256MB ram** (~2003 or earlier) then first try:
Deletions:
**4GB of ram or more (Recommended** ~2012 or newer (2018 at time of last edit) hardware
**2GB of ram to 3GB (Recommended)** ~2010 to 2011 hardware
**1GB to 2GB of Ram (Recommended)** ~2007 to 2009 hardware
**750Mb to 1.25GB of Ram (Recommended) ~2004 to 2006 Hardware**
**250Mb to 750Mb of Ram (Recommended)** (521mb recommended min; 1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1])
**less than 256MB ram** ~2003 or earlier


Revision [31794]

Edited on 2017-12-29 18:43:00 by s243a
Additions:
- [[LegacyOS LegacyOS]] is a puplet, designed for older hardware
- [[Puppy214X Puppy 2.14X aka (Classic Pup)]] updated and supported continually by one of our experienced developers
Deletions:
- LegacyOS is a puplet, designed for older hardware
- [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553 Classic Pup]] updated and supported continually by one of our experienced developers
- Puppy 2.14X (**Currently Maintained**)


Revision [31793]

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The following dates and system specs are only guidelines and aren't firm limits for the lower or upper recommended specs for puppylinux. Puppylinux works very well on hardware that is 5 years older or more than the release date (or if applicable the version of linux that it was designed to be compatible with). All versions of puppylinux are small and light enough to run off a small USB drive or DVD. Old versions of puppylinux [3] have been known to run as little as 64MB of ram.
The suggested specs are a starting point for which version of puppy to try. Puppylinux allows several versions of puppylinux to coexist on the same drive by either using either separate [[SaveFile save files or save folders]]. A person looking for a lighter weight distribution may wish to try an older version than is recommended below [4] and a person looking for compatibility with newer software may wish to try a more recent version than is recommended below. A person may even use different versions of puppylinux on the same computer depending on their application.
- Puppy 2.14X (**Currently Maintained**)
2. Once you start getting to 1GB ram or more a newever version of puppy is strongly recommend then Wary given that support for Wary stopped in about 2013. However, wary was a very popular puppy so it would be worth trying to update it with a newer browser, in which case some advanced users may prefer it due to the lighter weight nature of older operating systems. Some members have successfully got recent versions of palemoon to work on wary.
3. In the article by BarryK on How Puppy Works (External [[http://barryk.org/puppylinux/development/howpuppyworks.html Link]]) 64MB was given as an exmple Low Ram spec which will work with Puppy 2. As noted above [[Puppy214X Puppy 2.14X]] is currently maintained.
4. Trying an older version of puppylinux then recommended above may not always work. The older kernel may not support your hardware, or it may not have the required drivers for newer hardware. Additionally if it is not recently updated it may not have a current web browser and this may prevent one from accessing many web pages. Some issues with an older browser could be lack of support for HTML 5 or outdated SSL encryption. A workaround might be to visualizer (or alternatively chroot) either either the newer or older version of puppy if one isn't able to sufficiently revitalize the older version of puppylinux.
Deletions:
The following dates and system specs are only guidelines and aren't firm limits for the lower or upper recommended specs for puppylinux. Puppylinux works very well on hardware that is 5 years older or more than the release date (or if applicable the version of linux that it was designed to be compatible with). All versions of puppylinux are small and light enough to run off a small USB drive or DVD. Old versions of puppylinux [*] have been known to run as little as 64MB of ram.
The suggested specs are a starting point for which version of puppy to try. Puppylinux allows several versions of puppylinux to coexist on the same drive by either using either separate [[SaveFile save files or save folders]]. A person looking for a lighter weight distribution may wish to try an older version than is recommended below [*] and a person looking for compatibility with newer software may wish to try a more recent version than is recommended below. A person may even use different versions of puppylinux on the same computer depending on their application.
- Puppy 2.14X (Currently Maintained)
2. Once you start getting to 1GB ram or more a newever version of puppy is strongly recommend then Wary given that support for Wary stopped in about 2013. However, wary was a very popupular puppy so it would be worth trying to update it with a newer browser, in which case some advanced users may prefer it due to the lighter weight nature of older operating systems. Some members have successfully got recent versions of palemoon to work on wary.


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Edited on 2017-12-28 18:18:29 by s243a
Additions:
The following dates and system specs are only guidelines and aren't firm limits for the lower or upper recommended specs for puppylinux. Puppylinux works very well on hardware that is 5 years older or more than the release date (or if applicable the version of linux that it was designed to be compatible with). All versions of puppylinux are small and light enough to run off a small USB drive or DVD. Old versions of puppylinux [*] have been known to run as little as 64MB of ram.
The suggested specs are a starting point for which version of puppy to try. Puppylinux allows several versions of puppylinux to coexist on the same drive by either using either separate [[SaveFile save files or save folders]]. A person looking for a lighter weight distribution may wish to try an older version than is recommended below [*] and a person looking for compatibility with newer software may wish to try a more recent version than is recommended below. A person may even use different versions of puppylinux on the same computer depending on their application.
Deletions:
The following dates and system specs are only guidelines and aren't firm limits for the lower or upper recommended specs for puppylinux. Puppylinux works well on hardware that is 5 years older than the original release of the puppylinux version and even older versions of puppylinux will run on quite new hardware.


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Edited on 2017-12-28 18:05:06 by s243a
Additions:
Previous dates were most applicable to 2012. This older version of this page has been [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/superseded:_WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou moved]] and this page has been updated on January 2018
Deletions:
Previous dates were most applicable to 2012. This older version of this page has been [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/superseded:_WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou moved]].


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~A version of [[Puppy3 Puppy 3]] (Last Updated 2014) or [[Puppy4 Puppy 4]] (Last Updated 2009) may also be suitable for this range of computer specs.
Deletions:
~A version of Puppy 3 (Last Updated 2014) or Puppy 4 (Last Updated 2009) may also be suitable for this range of computer specs.


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~ Lucid is a [[Puppy5Index Puppy 5]] version. In Lieu of "Lucid Revitalized" check the form for recent updated versions of Puppy 5 (or Racy) if one is looking for a simmilar era pup to try in Leu of Lucid (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy53 Slaco 5X]]).
~The recommended minimum ram for [[wary Wary]] is 521mb (1.8 CPU or similar). Suggested Maximum 750mb[2], however it will work with less than 256MB of ram in frugal mode if set to not run in ram. A swap file may also be required depending on the application. Wary was a long time supported pup and remained quite popular well beyond the support life of Wary (Last [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/ ISO]] Date: 2013-Mar-02).
~A version of Puppy 3 (Last Updated 2014) or Puppy 4 (Last Updated 2009) may also be suitable for this range of computer specs.
Deletions:
~ Lucid is a Puppy 5 version. In Lieu of "Lucid Revitalized" check the form for recent updated versions of Puppy 5 (or Racy) if one is looking for a simmilar era pup to try in Leu of Lucid (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy53 Slaco 5X]]).
The recommended minimum ram for [[wary Wary]] is 521mb (1.8 CPU or similar). Suggested Maximum 750mb[2], however it will work with less than 256MB of ram in frugal mode if set to not run in ram. A swap file may also be required depending on the application. Wary was a long time supported pup and remained quite popular well beyond the support life of Wary (Last [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/ ISO]] Date: 2013-Mar-02).


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~[[Xenial Xenialpup]] Pup CE, Was officially released as Xenialpup 7.5 on December 4, 2017 and is Currently the newest official version of puppylinux.
~[[Slacko7 Slaco 7]] (Under Development).
[[Xenial]] pup w/ older 4.1 Kernal (Form [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
~Tahrpup is one of the [[puppy6 Puppy 6]]] generation version of puppylinux. Another version of puppy6 (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Slacko6index Slaco]]) may be used in lieu of Tahrpup. Check the puppylinux forums to see which Puppy 6 versions have been most recently updated.
Deletions:
Xenial Pup CE
Xenial pup w/ older 4.1 Kernal (Form [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
~Tahrpup is one of the [[puppy6 Puppy 6] generation version of puppylinux. Another version of puppy6 (e.g. Slaco) may be used in lieu of Tahrpup. Check the puppylinux forums to see which Puppy 6 versions have been most recently updated.


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Edited on 2017-12-28 17:15:23 by s243a
Additions:
The following dates and system specs are only guidelines and aren't firm limits for the lower or upper recommended specs for puppylinux. Puppylinux works well on hardware that is 5 years older than the original release of the puppylinux version and even older versions of puppylinux will run on quite new hardware.
**4GB of ram or more (Recommended** ~2012 or newer (2018 at time of last edit) hardware
Xenial Pup CE
**2GB of ram to 3GB (Recommended)** ~2010 to 2011 hardware
Xenial pup w/ older 4.1 Kernal (Form [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111879 Thread]]).
**1GB to 2GB of Ram (Recommended)** ~2007 to 2009 hardware
~[[Tahrpup]], originally released in 2014 is a fairly recent version of puppylinux which runs well on old hardware and was updated as recently as 2017-Feb-15. 32bit and 64bit versions are available and it works with a wide variety of kernels.
~Tahrpup is one of the [[puppy6 Puppy 6] generation version of puppylinux. Another version of puppy6 (e.g. Slaco) may be used in lieu of Tahrpup. Check the puppylinux forums to see which Puppy 6 versions have been most recently updated.
**750Mb to 1.25GB of Ram (Recommended) ~2004 to 2006 Hardware**
~ [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Lucid Lucid]] Revitalized
~ Lucid is a Puppy 5 version. In Lieu of "Lucid Revitalized" check the form for recent updated versions of Puppy 5 (or Racy) if one is looking for a simmilar era pup to try in Leu of Lucid (e.g. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy53 Slaco 5X]]).
- Most versions of [[puppy6 Puppy 6]] e.g. (Tahrpup CE & Slaco 6X) have 64bit versions of the operating system. Keep in mind that if you don't have sufficient ram you may get worse performance from a 64bit Operating system than a 32 bit operating system.
Deletions:
Tahrpup
**750Mb to 1.25GB of Ram (Recommended)**
Lucid Revitalized
**For newer computers try**
- [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#slackopuppy Slacko]]
- [[Racy]]
- [[Saluki]]
**Long Term Support**
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU or similar.
- [[Racy]] supports more modern computers with a later Linux kernel.
**Specialised hardware**
- [[PARM Puppy on ARM]] under active development
- [[Puppi]] Puppy on Raspberry Pi ARM board, under active development
- [[Puppeee]] eee computers
- [[Fluppy]] newer eee computers and netbooks
- [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=452936&search_id=1157045247#452936 OLPC]]

**Other puppy os**
- [[http://puppylinuxnews.org/ Puppy Linux news]]. Find out about some of the puppy builds
- [[http://www.example.com Barry's blog ]]
Once you have decided the best Puppy OS to use, consider what you use your computer for and what your needs are. Then determine what to install on top of default apps. eg basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use, creating documents, editing photos etc.
**There are different ways to install puppy**
- Some just boot from CD/DVD and save configuration and data on the hard disk.
- A general overview [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/FrugalOrFullInstallation click here]] for Frugal and Full installation
- How to create a Full Installation on an Internal Hard Disk Drive [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/InstallationFullHDD click here]]
- How to make a frugal Puppy installation [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/installationfrugal click here]]
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size (frugal install) you intend to use may be. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hard drive or a flash drive.
**Toshiba Troubleshooting**
The real issue may be "which Puppy is happiest with the particular video hardware in this machine". For example Toshiba have used lots of different video boards in their various machines and it is often trial and error selecting the best mode to run the graphics board in. If you use it in a basic mode without acceleration you may find that Vesa is the best starting choice (Note that Xvesa is a different thing from Vesa).
(Different versions of puppy use slightly different formats of the video selection procedure at setup time, so explore the "probe / choose / test" options fully - sometimes the best option is accessed in a different order than you might first expect)
If you want it to run in accelerated mode (which is very useful if you can get it to work...) then you will need a special driver and need to get it correctly configured which can be a mission. Maybe leave that till later.
Different puppies will have different default video setups depending on what hardware the original creator of that version was using. For that reason it is worth trying a variety of versions to see if any get you a little closer.
Akita developed by forum member Scottman, who does a lot of work porting video games onto puppy and I have found that his video setup parameters have been better than most in various Toshiba laptops. [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67811 Akita is available here]]
Another good one to try is Puppy 4.3.1
Although it is an older, more basic version of Puppy, it is renowned for being pretty rock solid and the key at this stage is to identify what will work with your video hardware, rather than finding the best overall Puppy at the moment.
One last suggestion: forum member ttuuxxx has vast experience with setting up puppy versions in special ways - I have had good success on Toshiba laptops with his special media version of Wary. You can [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67137 find it here]]

Puppy Linux has spawned many different versions. Puppy was developed by [[BarryK Barry Kauler]] who releases or gives permission to release official versions. Puppy makes it easy to create your own personalised versions or Puplets. This has led to an explosion in unofficial releases and derivative versions.
There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds.


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Tahrpup
**750Mb to 1.25GB of Ram (Recommended)**
Lucid Revitalized
**250Mb to 750Mb of Ram (Recommended)** (521mb recommended min; 1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1])
**less than 256MB ram** ~2003 or earlier
- Puppy 2.14X (Currently Maintained)
Deletions:
**250Mb to 750Mb of Ram (521mb recommended; 1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1])
**Older hardware** (less than 256MB ram - more than 5 or 6 years old)


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Edited on 2017-12-28 15:20:50 by s243a
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==Page Changes==
Previous dates were most applicable to 2012. This older version of this page has been [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/superseded:_WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYou moved]].
**250Mb to 750Mb of Ram (521mb recommended; 1.8 CPU or similar ~ Year 2005 [1])
The recommended minimum ram for [[wary Wary]] is 521mb (1.8 CPU or similar). Suggested Maximum 750mb[2], however it will work with less than 256MB of ram in frugal mode if set to not run in ram. A swap file may also be required depending on the application. Wary was a long time supported pup and remained quite popular well beyond the support life of Wary (Last [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/ ISO]] Date: 2013-Mar-02).
==Notes==
1. Computer memory in a given year may very largely but on average the variation may be small. In 2005 the average ram for a begginners was about 400Mb and expert Users 600Mb according to [[https://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2005/10/28/average-memory-installed/ pcpitstop.com]]. However, the actual ram capacity of computers was more than this [[http://www.thekeyboard.org.uk/RAM%20chart by year 2000]].
2. Once you start getting to 1GB ram or more a newever version of puppy is strongly recommend then Wary given that support for Wary stopped in about 2013. However, wary was a very popupular puppy so it would be worth trying to update it with a newer browser, in which case some advanced users may prefer it due to the lighter weight nature of older operating systems. Some members have successfully got recent versions of palemoon to work on wary.
Deletions:
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with less than 256MB ram, do a frugal install and add a swap file.


Revision [30769]

Edited on 2015-11-09 10:56:36 by darkcity [add cat]
Additions:
There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds.
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==Categories==
CategoryTutorial
Deletions:
There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds.


Revision [21462]

Edited on 2012-05-05 04:24:36 by CrustyLobster [under active development]
Additions:
- [[PARM Puppy on ARM]] under active development
- [[Puppi]] Puppy on Raspberry Pi ARM board, under active development
Deletions:
- [[PARM ARM]] not yet available


Revision [21158]

Edited on 2012-04-04 03:31:20 by CrustyLobster [32 bit Puppys are fine on 64 bit machines]
Additions:
**Older hardware** (less than 256MB ram - more than 5 or 6 years old)
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with less than 256MB ram, do a frugal install and add a swap file.
- [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553 Classic Pup]] updated and supported continually by one of our experienced developers
**64 bit** (32 bit Puppys are fine on 64 bit machines)
- [[Fatdog]] Stable and solid
**There are different ways to install puppy**
- Some just boot from CD/DVD and save configuration and data on the hard disk.
- A general overview [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/FrugalOrFullInstallation click here]] for Frugal and Full installation
Akita developed by forum member Scottman, who does a lot of work porting video games onto puppy and I have found that his video setup parameters have been better than most in various Toshiba laptops. [[http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67811 Akita is available here]]
One last suggestion: forum member ttuuxxx has vast experience with setting up puppy versions in special ways - I have had good success on Toshiba laptops with his special media version of Wary. You can [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67137 find it here]]
Deletions:
**Older hardware**
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with around 256MB ram, do a frugal install and add a swap file.
- [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553 Classic Pup]]
**64 bit**
- [[Fatdog]]
Akita developed by forum member Scottman, who does a lot of work porting video games onto puppy and I have found that his video setup parameters have been better than most in various Toshiba laptops. Akita is available here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67811
One last suggestion: forum member ttuuxxx has vast experience with setting up puppy versions in special ways - I have had good success on Toshiba laptops with his special media version of Wary. You can find it here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67137
There are different ways to install puppy
- A general overview [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/FrugalOrFullInstallation click here]]


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Edited on 2012-04-02 21:44:41 by CrustyLobster [Toshiba Troubleshooting]
Additions:
- [[Racy]] supports more modern computers with a later Linux kernel.
**Toshiba Troubleshooting**
The real issue may be "which Puppy is happiest with the particular video hardware in this machine". For example Toshiba have used lots of different video boards in their various machines and it is often trial and error selecting the best mode to run the graphics board in. If you use it in a basic mode without acceleration you may find that Vesa is the best starting choice (Note that Xvesa is a different thing from Vesa).
(Different versions of puppy use slightly different formats of the video selection procedure at setup time, so explore the "probe / choose / test" options fully - sometimes the best option is accessed in a different order than you might first expect)
If you want it to run in accelerated mode (which is very useful if you can get it to work...) then you will need a special driver and need to get it correctly configured which can be a mission. Maybe leave that till later.
Different puppies will have different default video setups depending on what hardware the original creator of that version was using. For that reason it is worth trying a variety of versions to see if any get you a little closer.
Akita developed by forum member Scottman, who does a lot of work porting video games onto puppy and I have found that his video setup parameters have been better than most in various Toshiba laptops. Akita is available here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67811
Another good one to try is Puppy 4.3.1
Although it is an older, more basic version of Puppy, it is renowned for being pretty rock solid and the key at this stage is to identify what will work with your video hardware, rather than finding the best overall Puppy at the moment.
One last suggestion: forum member ttuuxxx has vast experience with setting up puppy versions in special ways - I have had good success on Toshiba laptops with his special media version of Wary. You can find it here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67137


Revision [21147]

Edited on 2012-04-02 04:08:25 by CrustyLobster [Which Puppy is right for you?]
Additions:
**Older hardware**
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with around 256MB ram, do a frugal install and add a swap file.
- LegacyOS is a puplet, designed for older hardware
- [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553 Classic Pup]]
**64 bit**
- [[Fatdog]]
- [[http://www.lhpup.org Lighthouse pup]] 64-bit
- [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1651722767&t=76623 Mariner]] development of Lighthouse
- [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#slackopuppy Slacko]]
- [[Racy]]
- [[Saluki]]
**Long Term Support**
- [[Puppeee]] eee computers
- [[Fluppy]] newer eee computers and netbooks
- [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=452936&search_id=1157045247#452936 OLPC]]
- [[PARM ARM]] not yet available

There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds.
Deletions:
There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds. Computer specifications; how much ram and CPU speed are a big factor in choosing a puplet.
- Lupu 528.004 [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/puppy526 click here]]
- Slacko [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#slackopuppy click here]]
- [[Fatdog]] and [[http://www.lhpup.org Lighthouse pup]] 64-bit
- [[puppeee]] eee computers
- [[fluppy]] newer eee computers and netbooks


Revision [20726]

Edited on 2012-02-22 23:58:21 by its-me-again [Which Puppy is right for you?]
Additions:
- Lupu 528.004 [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/puppy526 click here]]
Deletions:
- [[puppy526]] 528.004


Revision [20722]

Edited on 2012-02-21 19:44:08 by CrustyLobster [moved image and some text]
Additions:
{{image url="http://www.japantrendshop.com/pictures/sakadachi-lucky-puppy-3.jpg" height="100"}}
===Which Puppy is right for you?===
Puppy Linux has spawned many different versions. Puppy was developed by [[BarryK Barry Kauler]] who releases or gives permission to release official versions. Puppy makes it easy to create your own personalised versions or Puplets. This has led to an explosion in unofficial releases and derivative versions.
There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds. Computer specifications; how much ram and CPU speed are a big factor in choosing a puplet.
Once you have decided the best Puppy OS to use, consider what you use your computer for and what your needs are. Then determine what to install on top of default apps. eg basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use, creating documents, editing photos etc.
There are different ways to install puppy
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size (frugal install) you intend to use may be. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hard drive or a flash drive.
Deletions:
=====What puppy Linux is best for you. =====
There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds. Computer specifications; how much ram and CPU speed are a big factor in choosing a puplet.
Once you have decided the best puppy OS to use, consider what you use your computer for and what your needs are. Then determine what to install on top of default apps. eg basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use, creating documents, editing photos etc.
there are different ways to install puppy
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size (frugal install) you intend to use may be. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hard drive or a flash drive.


Revision [20641]

Edited on 2012-02-16 18:28:15 by CrustyLobster [hardpare etc]
Additions:
There are many [[PuppyVersion different puplets]] out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux as well as the established builds. Computer specifications; how much ram and CPU speed are a big factor in choosing a puplet.
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU or similar.
- [[puppy526]] 528.004
- [[Fatdog]] and [[http://www.lhpup.org Lighthouse pup]] 64-bit
**Specialised hardware**
- [[puppeee]] eee computers
- [[fluppy]] newer eee computers and netbooks
- [[http://puppylinuxnews.org/ Puppy Linux news]]. Find out about some of the puppy builds
- [[http://www.example.com Barry's blog ]]
Once you have decided the best puppy OS to use, consider what you use your computer for and what your needs are. Then determine what to install on top of default apps. eg basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use, creating documents, editing photos etc.
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size (frugal install) you intend to use may be. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hard drive or a flash drive.
Deletions:
There are many different puplets out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux. here are some things you may like to consider when choosing what is right for you. You need to know that what is the latest current version may not be the best choice for you.
Before reading further you may also want to read about the different ways to install puppy linux. [[http://pupweb.org/wikka/FrugalvsFullinstall Ways to install puppy.]] (note that also there is now a pup_save.3fs file which contains an uncompressed ext3 file system).
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one.
- Turbo pup [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107 click here]]. For older computers with round 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU.
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU or similar.
- Lupu 528.004 [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#lucidpuppy Click here]]
- Lighthouse pup [[http://www.lhpup.org click here]]
**for specialised hardpare**
- puppee [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/puppeee click here]]
- fluppy [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/fluppy click here]]
- Puppy Linux news [http://puppylinuxnews.org/ click here]]. find out about some of the puppy builds
- Barrys blog [[http://www.example.com Page Title]]
Once you have determined the best puppy OS to us you should consider what you use your computer for and what your needs are. This will determine what you need to install on top of the default apps. eg basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos etc.
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size (frugal install) you intend to use maybe. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hdd or a flash drive.
You may even find a puppy version designed for your specific computer make and model with the common drivers that are needed for it such as.
- puppeee for [[http://puppylinux.org/news/releases/puppeee-10-for-the-eee-is-released/ Click here]] eee computers
- fluppy [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=56156 click here]] for newer eee computers and netbooks.
==Have fun trying puppy==


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[[Homepage]] > [[PuppyVersionIndex Puppy Version]]


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- Lupu 528.004 [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#lucidpuppy Click here]]
**for specialised hardpare**
- puppee [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/puppeee click here]]
- fluppy [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/fluppy click here]]
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- Lupu 528.004 [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#lucidpuppy Click here]] and here


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First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one.
- Turbo pup [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107 click here]]. For older computers with round 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU.
- Wary pup [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm click here]]. For older computers with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU or similar.
**For newer computers try**
- Lupu 528.004 [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#lucidpuppy Click here]] and here
- Slacko [[http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#slackopuppy click here]]
- Lighthouse pup [[http://www.lhpup.org click here]]
**Other puppy os**
- Puppy Linux news [http://puppylinuxnews.org/ click here]]. find out about some of the puppy builds
- Barrys blog [[http://www.example.com Page Title]]
Once you have determined the best puppy OS to us you should consider what you use your computer for and what your needs are. This will determine what you need to install on top of the default apps. eg basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos etc.
there are different ways to install puppy
- A general overview [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/FrugalOrFullInstallation click here]]
- How to create a Full Installation on an Internal Hard Disk Drive [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/InstallationFullHDD click here]]
- How to make a frugal Puppy installation [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/installationfrugal click here]]
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size (frugal install) you intend to use maybe. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hdd or a flash drive.
You may even find a puppy version designed for your specific computer make and model with the common drivers that are needed for it such as.
- puppeee for [[http://puppylinux.org/news/releases/puppeee-10-for-the-eee-is-released/ Click here]] eee computers
- fluppy [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=56156 click here]] for newer eee computers and netbooks.
==Have fun trying puppy==
Deletions:
==For more up-to-date information about puppy see here.[[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYouUpdate **Click here** ]]==
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107 Turbo pup]]. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 or earlier would be a good choice. This is because the older linux kernels may be better optimised for older computers. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimised.
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Click here]] Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppy linux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. I find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing I have to use another os atm. also now there is a new version of puppy called Think Linux (TL/os) it is based on the quirky 1.2 and very user friendly. it is designed to be out of the box. TL/os [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/think-linux.html Click here]]
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size you intend to use maybe. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hdd or a flash drive.
You may even find a puppy version designed for your specific computer make and model with the common drivers that are needed for it. Such as the puppeee for eee computers [[http://puppylinux.org/news/releases/puppeee-10-for-the-eee-is-released/ Click here]]
==For more up-to-date information about puppy see here.[[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYouUpdate **Click here** ]]==
My other related links
1. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppyLinux431 Puppy Linux 431]]
2. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppyLinux5Series Puppy Linux 5 Series ]]
3. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/LighthousePuppy Lighthouse Puppy]]
4. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/QuirkyPuppy Quirky Puppy]]
5. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/sfsFiles what are .sfs files]]
6. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Grub2 Grub 2 Made Easy]]


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==For more up-to-date information about puppy see here.[[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYouUpdate **Click here** ]]==
==For more up-to-date information about puppy see here.[[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WhatPuppyLinuxIsBestForYouUpdate **Click here** ]]==


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This article was wrtten by its-me-again.
There are many things that are wrong.
Do not take this article too seriously and comfirm your facts before believing anything.


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This article was wrtten by its-me-again.
There are many things that are wrong.
Do not take this article too seriously and comfirm your facts before believing anything.


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There are many different puplets out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux. here are some things you may like to consider when choosing what is right for you. You need to know that what is the latest current version may not be the best choice for you.
Before reading further you may also want to read about the different ways to install puppy linux. [[http://pupweb.org/wikka/FrugalvsFullinstall Ways to install puppy.]] (note that also there is now a pup_save.3fs file which contains an uncompressed ext3 file system).
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107 Turbo pup]]. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 or earlier would be a good choice. This is because the older linux kernels may be better optimised for older computers. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimised.
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Click here]] Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppy linux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. I find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing I have to use another os atm. also now there is a new version of puppy called Think Linux (TL/os) it is based on the quirky 1.2 and very user friendly. it is designed to be out of the box. TL/os [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/think-linux.html Click here]]
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size you intend to use maybe. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flash drive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hdd or a flash drive.
Deletions:
There are many different puplets out there now built on different versions of puppy Linux. here are some things you may like to consider when choosing what puplet is right for you. You need to know that what is the latest current version may not be the best choice for you.
Before reading further you may also want to read about the different ways to install puppy linux. [[http://pupweb.org/wikka/FrugalvsFullinstall Ways to install puppy.]] (note that also there is now a pup_save.3fs file which contains an uncompressed ext3 filesystem).
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107 Turbo pup]]. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 or earlier would be a good choice. This is because the older linux kernels may be better optimized for older computers. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimized.
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Click here]] Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppylinux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. i find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing i hav to ue another os atm.
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size you intend to use maybe. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flashdrive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hdd or a flash drive.


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6. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Grub2 Grub 2 Made Easy]]


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Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, youtube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Click here]] Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppylinux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. i find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing i hav to ue another os atm.
Deletions:
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, YouTube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Click here]] Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppylinux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. i find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing i hav to ue another os atm.


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5. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/sfsFiles what are .sfs files]]
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5. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/sfsFiles sfsFiles]]


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5. [[http://puppylinux.org/wikka/sfsFiles sfsFiles]]


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My other related links
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My other posts


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Before reading further you may also want to read about the different ways to install puppy linux. [[http://pupweb.org/wikka/FrugalvsFullinstall Ways to install puppy.]] (note that also there is now a pup_save.3fs file which contains an uncompressed ext3 filesystem).
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. [[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107 Turbo pup]]. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 or earlier would be a good choice. This is because the older linux kernels may be better optimized for older computers. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimized.
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, YouTube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup [[http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Click here]] Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppylinux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. i find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing i hav to ue another os atm.
You may even find a puppy version designed for your specific computer make and model with the common drivers that are needed for it. Such as the puppeee for eee computers [[http://puppylinux.org/news/releases/puppeee-10-for-the-eee-is-released/ Click here]]
Deletions:
Before reading further you may also want to read about the different ways to install puppy linux. http://pupweb.org/wikka/FrugalvsFullinstall (note that also there is now a pup_save.3fs file which contains an uncompressed ext3 filesystem).
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 or earlier would be a good choice. This is because the older linux kernels may be better optemised for older computers. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimised.
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, YouTube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppylinux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. i find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing i hav to ue another os atm.
You may even find a puppy version designed for your specific computer make and model with the common drivers that are needed for it. Such as the puppeee for eee computers http://puppylinux.org/news/releases/puppeee-10-for-the-eee-is-released/


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Additions:
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 or earlier would be a good choice. This is because the older linux kernels may be better optemised for older computers. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimised.
Deletions:
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 would be a good choice. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimised.


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Edited on 2010-10-15 07:42:52 by its-me-again [add bread]
Additions:
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram and your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 would be a good choice. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimised.
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, YouTube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppylinux is a versatile os but it does lack some features. i find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing i hav to ue another os atm.
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size you intend to use maybe. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flashdrive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you want to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hdd or a flash drive.
Deletions:
First you need to look at your computer specifications. How much ram amd your CPU speed. These things are a big factor in determining what puplet you should choose. If you have a very old computer say with 128 MB ram and 1.00GHz CPU. A good choice is turbo pup as it small and fast. So try the last version or an earlier one. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13107. If you have an old computer with around 521 mb ram and 1.8 CPU then a version based on puppy 431 would be a good choice. There are many different versions built on puppy 431 and this is still a great stable base that has been worked on for a long time. Remember for old computers an older kernel is best and probably better optimised.
Once you have determined the best base puppy OS you need you now need to consider what you mainly use your computer for and what are you needs. If you jut use you computer for basic emailing, looking up websites like facebook, YouTube, chatting online, and other general Internet use and creating documents, editing photos then there are many good puppy versions for this. One I have used myself is Bruno pup http://brainwavedesigncentral.net/mike/Bruno-pup.html Bruno pup is based on puppy 431 it has a lot of applications. And is good for general everyday use. Puppylinux is a versatile os but it does lack soem features. i find that the built in puppy linux scanner no matter what resolution is chosen is always pixilated to some degree. so for faxing i hav to ue another os atm.
The size of your hard drive is not usually a problem for puppy Linux, neither is the flash drive size but the save file size you intend to use maybe. Mostly with the save file you will not need more than 1-2GB but remember if you are installing puppy Linux on a flashdrive that has a fat32 file system due to the limitations of fat 32 you can't save more than a 4GB save file. (Note that fat 32 is still good to use especially if you wat to use the same flash drive to store you files on the go for access on any other computer.) It helps to have as little in the save file as you can. So what a lot of puppy users end up doing is saving things such as downloads, documents, music, photos etc, outside the save file, to hdd or a flash drive.


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You may even find a puppy version designed for your specific computer make and model with the common drivers that are needed for it. Such as the puppeee for eee computers http://puppylinux.org/news/releases/puppeee-10-for-the-eee-is-released/
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You may even find a puppy version designed for your specific computer make and model with the common drivers that are needed for it. Such as the puppeee for eee computers http://puppylinux.org/news/releases/puppeee-10-for-the-eee-is-
released/


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