"I got a chance to check out the latest Puppy release this week.
Puppy Linux is a small Linux distribution (roughly 87 megabytes)
that runs off of CD. It is ideal for running on older hardware or
for people who just want a lean system. A couple years ago I put
Puppy on a Pentium II 233 Mhz computer with 64 megabytes of RAM. I
wiped Windows 98 off the 4 gigabyte hard drive and donated the
computer to Goodwill. I was sad to see the system go after the
Puppy install. The system ran better than it ever had. Not to
mention the fact that it was far more secure.
"This week I booted the Puppy 4.0 'Dingo' CD on my trusty Dell
Inspiron 1150 notebook. The system has a Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz Celeron,
1 gig of memory, and a 80 gigabyte hard drive. I generated a report
on the system using Puppy's HardInfo program. HardInfo is available
under the System menu in Puppy. It is nice utility for getting info
on your computer..."