Mad Penguin: Puppy Linux 2.02 Review
Sep 11, 2006, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Lately, it feels like the world is being overrun with otherwise
outdated PCs. With landfills overflowing with unwanted computers,
it's great to find that Linux developers have taken it upon
themselves to offer a viable solution to simply throwing away older
computers. In today's review, we'll look closely at Puppy Linux and
how well it does from a compatibility point-of-view. Since a number
of other reviews have already explained how well Puppy Linux can do
with outdated hardware, we figured it might prove valuable to see
how well Puppy Linux functions on newer hardware with the needs of
today's notebook user.
"Linux distributions running off of CDs and flash drives are
definitely nothing new or even all that 'wow worthy.' Regardless,
they do offer us a lot of value when faced with trying to woo that
disenfranchised Windows user. Moreover, can you imagine how
impressive would it be to take that same Windows user and then show
him how a free downloaded CD can take that old PC in the closet and
turn it into a modern, usable Linux system...?