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UbuntuTLC

25 Aug

I know that some puppians think Ubuntu is the anti-christ but for a number of tasks you can get things done more efficiently in Ubuntu than in Puppy.  Try creating your own DAW in Puppy without using a PuppyDAW respin….  I still use Puppy 3.01 for many tasks….

Anyway, with IPv6 coming out shortly I doubt that Puppy 3.01 is feasible anyway (even if I did have the smarts to finish PuppyTLC); as later versions of Firefox and any version of Chromium just don’t work!

I’ve looked at Puppy Lucid – it looks awesome – however it’s not fully compatible with the Lucid repos cos it only has a portion of Ubuntu’s binaries – using a deb is “for experimenters” .  And now the latest Lucid is optimised for i686 computers – leaving the dust-buckets behind.   I am well aware of the work done by Barry – but even according to him it’s still a work-in-progress.

I experimented with a minimal install CD of Ubuntu 8.04 and got a very basic version of JWM – it used around 40mbs – so very light and fast.  My hope, now pretty much dashed, was to get a small team of people who know what their doing to create a super-light and fast JWM Ubuntu with the looks and tweaks of Puppy.  However, the response hasn’t been encouraging … actually pretty much non-existent.   Disappointing to say the least.

To do it myself … well let’s just say my experience with PuppyTLC has shown that I don’t possess the knowledge to complete a project like this, to a worthwhile standard for releasing as a stand alone distro.  I will continue to play around with a Ubuntu JWM and hopefully one day will make it look and run like Puppy … right!

Cheers

Martin

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 25, 2011 in TLC CE Linux

 

2 responses to “UbuntuTLC

  1. harii4

    August 26, 2011 at 12:24 am

    You might look into pussy linux.
    Its an cut down debian to be like puppy linux.
    You can find it in the puppy’s forum.

     
  2. toowoombalinux

    August 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Minino – terrible hardware support – tried it

     

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