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[News] Review of Puppy Linux 4.1 and 64 Studio

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Puppy 4.1: What’s Not to Like?

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| Here is the Desktop which is built on JWM a lightweight but fast desktop 
| option.  The graphics may not meet the options of a full blown Linux distro 
| but you cannot install a regular distro on older machines.  Puppy will not 
| only use less resources but you will find that it is much faster as you do 
| not have to deal with all the eye-candy drags…   If speed and the ability to 
| run Linux on an old piece of junk is what you need, what’s not to like about 
| Puppy 4.1….thanks Puppy developers!      


Review: 64 Studio 2.x  

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| 64 Studio is a Linux distribution built upon Debian with both 64 bit 
| processors, and the designer in mind.  It takes the best of Debian, strips 
| out the unnecessary extras, then rebuilds it as a one stop shop for those 
| doing everything from print to web design.   
| [...]
| Overall I like 64 studio.  It's certainly got a different way of doing 
| things, but they're things that are done for the good of the graphics and 
| multimedia designer, things that could easily translate back to a normal end 
| user if they wanted to try it, and didn't mind the focus on multimedia 
| design.    



64 Studio Review

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| So, what do I think of 64 Studio?  On the one hand, there doesn’t seem to be
| much of a difference on the surface between 64 Studio and just taking a
| vanilla Debian install and installing the same packages as 64 Studio.  On the
| other hand, there’s something to be said about a distro that already has all
| the packages installed and that you can just hand to a technologically-minded
| creative person and they can install it and start getting creative with free
| software.  Minus points for not having a graphical installer and minus points
| for having the menu bar at the bottom.


Puppy Linux 4.1 Retro ScreenShots

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| I was very pleased with Puppy Linux 4.1! The interface was smooth and easy to
| use.


An Old Dog Learns Some New Tricks With Puppy Linux 4

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| Puppy Linux version 4 is a good choice if you're looking for a portable Linux
| OS, writes reviewer Jack Germain. You can load it onto a thumb drive and run
| it from multiple PCs, taking all your personal settings with you. Its tiny
| size comes with a few shortcomings, however.


Puppy Linux 4.0

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| The rest of the software appears to be unchanged from my last review. Again,
| I like Puppy Linux and I think they continue to create a good lightweight
| distro with lots of programs. It seems to be very functional - unlike other
| lightweight distros it appears to have a program for each task you might need
| to do.


Puppy Linux 4.0 on my old laptop: it's getting better

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| Recently I tried one of my fav distro, Puppy Linux, on my very old laptop
| Toshiba Tecra 8200.
| And this time I found a pleasant surprise.


Puppy Linux 4.00 is barking up the right tree

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| In summary, the new Puppy 4.00 release is the cat's meow. Puppy Linux 4.00 is
| fast, reliable (on my systems it ran for days with no issue), has good
| wireless support, new scanner tools that work well, all the necessary
| multimedia codecs, and has a minimalistic yet usable approach that allows
| older computers to be functional machines again. Puppy also excels as a
| rescue CD or OS. Puppy also has good documentation already built in for new
| users and has active online forums.


How I Found Puppy

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| I debated long and hard about adding anything to Puppy 4.00 as I believe it
| really is fine the way Barry created it, from an aesthetics view point. EZpup
| 4.00 was really just icing on the tasty cake. I can't thank Barry, the
| developers (especially MU, NathanF, rarsa and Pizzasgood in the early days
| and now Zigbert, Dougal, tronkel, tempestuous, and all the others I haven't
| mentioned) and the Puppy community (especially Lobster) for welcoming me to
| the kennels and supporting my efforts to give back a tiny portion of what I
| have received from this remarkable piece of software and the great people who
| support and use it.


Lessons learned from Ubuntu

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| While wandering the Ubuntu site (www.ubuntu.com) to take a look at the new
| Hardy Heron / 8.04 LTS version, I went all philosophical and tried to think
| of any lessons that the Puppy Community could learn from that of Ubuntu. Now
| please note this is not a dig at the Puppy Community, we are one of the best
| out there, I'm just taking a step back and pondering to myself.
| So anyway here we go...
| There are of course already things key to the Ubuntu community that Puppy
| does well. Support in the forums is to a very high standard, as is the
| development of individual programs.


Puppy Linux 4 gets new bite

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| Its been been six months since Puppy Linux 3.01 was released and today Barry
| Kauler announced Puppy 4.00, aka Dingo. Clocking in at a minimal 87MB
| download, Puppy 4.00 is a lightweight desktop Linux alternative ideal for
| low-end machines, or for users who want a little less clutter and more speed
| from their desktop.


Puppeee: Puppy for your Eee PC

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| The Asus Eee PC ultraportable comes bundled with a version of Xandros as its
| operating system. If you would like to try a different Linux distro on your
| Eee, there are plenty of options to choose from, including eeeXubuntu,
| EeeDora, ZenEee,  EeePCLinuxOS, and Puppeee. The latter is based on Puppy
| Linux, a tiny Linux distribution that sports a few unique features that make
| it a perfect candidate for use on machines like the Eee PC.


Puppy Linux 4.0 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 Review

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| In conclusion, if you are looking for something different I would give Puppy
| a try. This version is all built from source to maximize speed. Every program
| on my machine seems to open instaneously. Even with Compiz functionality
| turned off in Gnome, my Ubuntu install is no where near as fast. There are
| many features in Puppy that are lacking in other distributions. Installation
| to thumb drivers, remastering your own custom cd, and wizards to aid new
| users are just a few.



Press Release - 64 Studio 2.0 'Electric' released!

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| 64 Studio is a GNU/Linux distribution tailor-made for digital content
| creation, including audio, video, graphics and publishing tools. A remix of
| Debian, it comes in both AMD64/Intel64 and 32-bit flavours, to run on nearly
| all PC hardware.  


[64studio-devel] 64 Studio 1.1.0 is out for testing

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| I've prepared a test 1.1.0 release, which is meant to  be the first of
| the testing  releases   which will   lead   to  the next  stable   2.0
| release. If  you want to  stick to stable  version please just use the
| actual 1.0.0.

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