playing with the puppy (linux) this weekend

A friend mentioned Puppy Linux to me awhile back, and I finally got around to trying it. VERY impressive. It's a live CD, so you can boot it right into the RAM without installing it. This is handy if you have a company laptop, for example, and the office has you locked out of the network card. You can load the Puppy up and get right online from those cheap hotel rooms. đŸ˜‰

Some of the nice features:

  • Small size
  • Runs fast. Just takes seconds to get a graphical up.
  • Easy to use.
  • You can remove the boot CD once it's up. Then you can stick a music CD in the drive for comfort.
  • You can save installed software and configurations back to the CD or flash drive if you want.
  • Hardware detection is superb.
  • It's fun, pretty too!

It amazes me all the wonderful and fun things people have done with this operating system.

Here's a screenshot of it running on our laptop that we can now call the "lapdog":

One response to “playing with the puppy (linux) this weekend

  1. What's this? I never thought of bringing a live CD in to try out on the work computers! Bwaaahahaha! They thought they could keep us out. Puppy Linux? I'm gonna check it out as soon as I get home.

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