Puppy Linux 4.2 Was Released on March 27th,2009. As we know Puppy Linux is a tiny Linux available in market comes around 100 MB in size. But it has tendency to bean any other distro in terms of speed. Exceptionally fast,looks great with tons of widget. So lets find out my first experience with Puppy Linux 4.2.
My Test Machine:
AMD64 3000+ Processor
512 DDR II Ram
ESPON C 58 Printer
I took a iso image from internet it was about 103 MB in size and burned using K3B of PCLunuxOS 2009.1. It was a live CD so I went for a Test Drive. Its asked some question like monitor resolution , color then it desktop appears I was stunt that in such a small size how it provides such tones of feature like it has everything from word processor to intant massenger. Booting from Live CD was fast from any other distro's Harddisk boot so imagine how fast it is. Actually it runs fully on RAM that is the secret.
I cannot installed to harddisk I tried 3 times but it cannot create bootloader. This was only cons to use Puppy I hope Puppy will solve the problem as soon as possible.
Excellent it was really excellent when it came multimedia experience , everything played out of box from MP3 files to VOB. It has GXine for movie playing and Pmusic for Music needs. sometimes GXine player crashes.
It is best for low end computers and perfect for netbooks and sure it is best than windows 98. It could be a window killer if it do some work withs its boot loader.