LinuxPlanet: Run With The Big Dogs On Chubby Puppy Linux
Oct 20, 2005, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
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"Chubby Puppy Linux "fills out" the regular Puppy Linux release
with the addition of the OpenOffice.org suite of applications. It's
a full figured Linux version in a fast, lightweight liveCD package.
It will put a little bite into that shaggy old retired desktop.
"It loads completely into 128 MB of RAM and has most of the
applications found in the Rottweiler-sized distros. Mozilla and the
three main OpenOffice.org programs all show up on the desktop.
Various mainstream file managers, graphics tools, Internet, and
multimedia offerings appear under the Start button. And the
programs run faster than many hard-disk based installations, even
on older hardware.
"The distribution's web page says that it is ideal for older
hardware with limited resources. I thought it would be interesting
to see how the liveCD worked on my aging 266-Mhz 256-MB RAM
equipped PII Thinkpad. For a little variety, I also gave it a quick
whirl on my fire-breathing HP Pavilion Athlon 64 notebook..."