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Ran Prieur: Switching to Linux

Dec 28, 2006, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ran Prieur)

"70MB is not a small operating system -- it's a reasonably sized operating system. It's plenty big enough to work with most hardware and to have graphic user interfaces for all the stuff that most users will be doing. Puppy has stuff that Windows doesn't have, like a DVD ripper, an ISO editor, and a convert-to-PDF utility. It even has stuff I don't need, like a spreadsheet utility and a code editor. When I click on a PDF link in Windows, the dreaded Adobe freezes the system for half a minute while it loads, and often crashes it. In Puppy, PDF's come up in two seconds on Ghostview. After adding Firefox (Puppy comes with a small browser called Seamonkey) and Gimp (a powerful Linux image editor), I'm still under 100MB."

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