This is first review of Puppy 5 lucid which is Ubuntu based. It is the fastest OS I used ever,it feels better than DSL.So I am going to share my Experience with you.
My Test Machine:
AMD64 3000+ Processor
512 DDR II Ram
ESPON C 58 Printer
I took a iso image from internet it was about 130 MB in size and burned using K3B of PCLunuxOS 2009.1. It was a live CD so I went for a Test Drive.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.
Quickpet is a great addition to Puppy Linux that lets you easily add more programs and drivers with one click. You can access Quickpet by clicking on the icon on the desktop.
The Quickpet menu is broken down into the following categories of applications (pets):
Lxmusic Versatile Music Player
Dia Diagram Editor
Cinelerra Video Editing
JRE Java Runtime Environment
Lucid Puppy Update
Easy Install to hard disk is not there,an expert can only cofigure its boot loader.
Puppy 5 is a tremendous success. The boot sequence has been improved; it looks nicer, more polished and is more streamlined. The desktop is even more refined. You get tons of great programs. Then, there's Quick pet. Everything works out of the box, including Wireless, Samba, multimedia playback. All of this in just 130MB.