Update: Slacko Puppy 5.3 is released 24th October 2011, see the Home page
Hello all. This is my page about Linux. By the image above, I bet you can tell that I use puppy-linux!
I started using Puppy awhile ago and find that it is a most useful distro. I had used and tried many distros before puppy including Mandrake/Mandriva, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Debian, Damn Small Linux, and some micro distros, Blueflops and Basic-Linux. To be honest I liked most of them! But, some more than others.
Puppy seems to be the most usable. It boots and runs very fast, even on old machines. I even got it to run on an old IBM 486 with 32M of ram. It ran slow but it ran! It is the kind of distro that inspires things like this.
By the same token it flies on newer gear and the hardware support is very good. There are all types of derivitives of puppy called "puplets". There are way too many to mention but some are focussed on minimalism, some for workstations, some for home use, some for religious purposes, some for eye candy and some for just plain fun!
Puppy has an excellent community generously hosted by John Murga. There you will find thousands of eager puppians ready to help you out if you have any problems with puppy or sometimes other problems. I had some problems with Vista once and where did I go? Yep. The Puppy Forum!
Puppy came about through the ingenouity of one Barry Kauler, a retired gent living in country Western Australia. He seems tireless, constantly working on new Puppies. However, he has stepped down as Benevolent Dictator of the Puppy Movement, handing over the reigns to WhoDo on the forum, and the rest of the community. Barry's latest project is "woof". Interesting stuff.
Until recently I have only ever edited a few lines of bash script. (Bash scripting is a simple way of calling different programs together to produce some new kind of functionality, as I understand it). Now I've written a few small scripts, with the help of the community, and helped with some other issues. My day job is as a concreter!
Anyhow, I will add to this site from time to time, I hope you enjoy.
Puppy Web Desktop