27 March 2010

Puppy linux

This week I've been playing with a wonderful toy: Puppy linux (v.4.2 k I know it's more than just a toy. It's a full featured linux suite, only that it's small and lovely.

I discovered Puppy linux long ago, maybe five years or so. I took it really seriously in 2007 when (I learnt) it could be installed into a flash drive. I tried it in deep and even wrote a howto (in Spanish) for the asc website. I spent hours and hours playing with my puppy.

This time I have almost exclusively used it in my eeepc 701. I burnt the iso image onto a cd as usual and using the universal installer I prepared a bootable pendrive of 1 GB. It works great, the only thing is that I haven't been able to configure the wifi card so far. I know it is perfectly possible because I have read somewhere that puppy is suitable for the eeepc, but no luck so far. I am sure I'll be able to do it during the Easter holiday. I'll have lots of free time for my little puppy. By the way, this version of puppy looks very much like Vista. It's done on purpose for linux newbies.

Have a nice Easter break and don't eat too many chocolate eggs. Bad for your tummy!!!