"Puppy Linux is one of several minimalistic GNU/Linux
distributions that can live on a USB flash memory stick and run
entirely in your computer's memory - in Puppy's case as little as
"Puppy weighs in at about 100MB, and comes with unfamiliar but
practical applications to achieve just about everything you could
possibly want for most everyday use in the office or at home.
"There are GNU/Linux distributions such as Damn Small Linux and
Slitaz which are a better bet for specialised applications. Damn
Small Linux is half the size of Puppy and can be expanded into a
full blown Debian installation, a web server or a router, and is
better configured for security. Slitaz is even smaller and serves a
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