Puppy Linux — could it replace Debian on my oldest hardware?

Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Mar 10, 2011 6:54 AM EDT
Life, the Universe and Debian; By Steven Rosenberg
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I’ve run Puppy Linux before. Many times. I started with Puppy 2.13 and still remember that release very, very fondly. I did the Lenny-to-Squeeze upgrade on my 12-year-old Compaq laptop by the book (the release notes, that is), and everything went perfectly well. I can’t get the new Grub to work, but it’s still chainloading to grub-legacy, so I can stick with that if need be. But my Xfce environment on this aging laptop isn’t ideal. If any machine was made for a low-spec live distribution like Puppy or TinyCore, this Compaq laptop is that computer.

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