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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"Lately, it feels like the world is being overrun with otherwise outdated PCs.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 Since a number of other reviews have already explained how well Puppy Linux can do with outdated hardware, we figured it might prove valuable to see how well Puppy Linux functions on newer hardware with the needs of today's notebook user.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...?

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