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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    Does both Puppy Linux and DSL provide for Likewise to run?
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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    debian xfce4.

    i'm using debian squeeze(testing) on 450mhz 256mb ram.
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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    personally id go with DSL.
    i cant stand the stupid .pup packages you need to find and install for apps you want.

    on the other hand puppy is far easier on the eyes....

    ......go with dsl.

    might also look at crunch bang linux.
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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    Has anyone here used Debian Lenny? I have seen some good reviews for tat but I need to know how user friendly it really is and how easy is the transittion from Ubuntu to Debian Lenny..
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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    Quote Originally Posted by StOlEnDeStInY View Post
    Has anyone here used Debian Lenny? I have seen some good reviews for tat but I need to know how user friendly it really is and how easy is the transittion from Ubuntu to Debian Lenny..
    the thing with lenny, is the programs are older, so its suppose to be stable. testing is a lot better software wise.
    there is no learning curve from ubuntu to debian, ubuntu is built from the unstable branch of debian.
    it go's like this:
    lenny > squeeze > sid
    or
    stable > testing > unstable

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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    I would back up the call for Vector - designed to work on older hardware & really easy to set up and use, especially wireless.

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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    In order of preference:

    1: Xubuntu
    2: Vector
    3: Puppy
    4: DSL
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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    puppy

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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    Its amazing that every day I am hearing about a new mini inux distro! Its almost making my head spin which one should I go for on this computer after going through tons of reviews!!
    I got a feeling that puppy linux might just get it.. But damn it even slax looks pretty cool!
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    Re: Puppy Linux or DSL?

    The problem is the applications, not the OS. Firefox, Openoffice, Gnome, etc will be slow on that hardware no matter what the underlying operating system is. One of the reasons Puppy, DSL, etc are considered 'lightweight' is that they do not include these applications. You can stick with Ubuntu and get a huge performance boost if you use Abiword for word processing, Midori for web browsing, a lightweight desktop environment like LXDE, etc.

    That being said, for an office environment, my vote goes to Debian. It is 99% the same as Ubuntu (so it is an easy transition) but it is more stable and you don't have to upgrade every 6 months. If you use Lenny/stable, you'd need the backports repository (easy enough) if you want the latest Openoffice. Debian testing is more up to date application wise, and it is a rolling release, which means you only have to install it once.

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