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Fun with Puppy puplets

Mar 11, 2009, 16:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Dibble)

"Puplets: Fancy customizations to try

"After running Puppy for a while, I wanted further enhancements, such as Firefox, GIMP, Open Office, and the attractive themes that come with IceWM. (The default window manager in Puppy is JWM.) Puppy uses PET packages to install programs with the click of a mouse. Puppy is also compatible with Slackware, and can use programs from Slackware repositories. But Puppy also has an easy to use Remaster ISO script that allows users to install all their favorite applications, and customize all the settings and appearance, and then click on the remaster script to produce a personalized Puppy ISO. You really can have it your way, and take it with you wherever you want.

"These remastered versions are now called puplets, and some are shared with the community. Many of them represent thoughtful compilations done to meet a particular need or interest. I suspected that one of these would already have the extra programs I wanted, and could be quickly downloaded.

"Puppy has been the work of Barry Kauler and a select group of enthusiasts who have contributed much time and effort. They have provided various shell scripts, including the Remaster ISO script. Some Puppy derivatives are: Muppy, TeenPup, Lighthousepup, and Buddapup; links to them are on the official Puppy forum. As warning, it should be noted that Barry Kauler is not responsible for any derivative or puplet. That said, puplets are a great way to try different programs and configurations that someone thought were the best."

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