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Puppy Linux Distros: Lupu 528 and Saluki

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As per last months update I did start working ohttps://kazzascornerstop.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/think2boutside2bthe2bsquare.jpg?w=300n my Ultimate HTPC and began experimenting with different flavours and versions of the Mint operating system.  Their new release Mint 13 was looking good, but seems that the two don’t like to play well together. After wasting endless amounts of time and energy or so it seemed I became a bit disheartened and left it to sit and ponder for a while and think outside the box for a solution.
While researching for a fix related mainly to booting issues I spotted a review of the latest Puppy Linux Distro Lupu 5.28.  Then looking into this a bit further I found a video review of the Puplet:Saluki.  Wow.
I originally learnt about the Puppy Linux Distro, while looking for an alternative to Windows. In the end my kids were sick to death of me preaching Puppy Power to them and I suppose at some stage I let the interest wane due to other areas that required my attention.
Well I’m back with the same passion if not more for Puppy Power. This https://i0.wp.com/fundablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/640px-Puppy_linux_5.3.0_Slacko_puppy.pnglittle Distro has come a long way since I first used it. Even then it was pretty amazing. Well now I would call it a fully fledged and polished system to replace whatever desktop solution you have going now. Be it Windows/Mac/Unix or whatever Platform you now use. Puppy can do it all and it’s completely free!  Anyway enough of me telling you about it.  Go here for the latest flavours downloads and information for The Puppy Linux Distro.
So this month and probably July I will post about a few select Puplets and their Official Releases. Ideally which one is the best solution for my needs etc.
I have had some success with some of the releases of Puppy Linux using Portable Linux Apps on the above. If you arehttps://kazzascornerstop.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/puppylogo.jpg?w=300 after a lightning fast all-inclusive and free OS then stay tuned for my progress. I have found some of the links for the Portable Linux Apps don’t work.  This is a bit of a pain, however doing a search on the web you can usually find a link that works.
Till next month.

Cheers from
Kazza’s Corner

How To Guides: Installing LinuxMint 13

  1. Get Yourself Familiar with Linux Mint 13:
  2. Equipment Checklist: System requirements:
    • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor.
      Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
    • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
    • 5 GB of disk space
    • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
    • CD/DVD drive or USB port
  3. Plug in any Internal/External Hardware: Graphics Cards,
    DVB-T Cards, Memory, USB External Connections etc.
  4. Download LinuxMint 13.
  5. Burn the Image to a DVD using a DVD image burning program.  Free image burning software.Nederlands: Beeld van Gparted voor een standaa...
  6. Ensure your PCs Bios is Set to Boot from Your DVD Drive.  This is Often the Default.
  7. Get familiar using the live DVD until you feel comfortable using it.
  8. Click Install Icon on Desktop.
  9. Follow the Prompts until everything’s installed.
  10. Reboot your system.
  11. Install any Additional Drivers if available.
    Menu/Control Panel/Hardware/Additional Drivers Choose Recommended & Activate.

Linux Mint 13 – Gets Back to Basics

Hi Everyone

Well finally Linux Mint 13 has done an about-face and decided to go back to the original Desktop foundation.
Hooray is all I can say. It’s not that I don’t like change. I love a streamlined desktop with all the buttons handy and not have to dig and search for them.
I want my desktop slick and fast.

Gnome 3 while quite beautiful seemed bogged down and  memory hungry by comparison to it’s predecessor.

Here’s a great article on the PCLinuxOS Magazine site.

For those of you interested have a look at what the Gurus at  PC World have to say.
More reading here from another perspective.
Gnome 3 This is the end it seems.

If you want to know more about Linux Mint 13 Maya I haven’t tried 13 to date. (will be very soon).

Okay now I’ll be honest, I love to build and tinker with various hardware & software. Currently I’m running Linux Mint 11 & 12 in all blends on various PCs & laptops. Along with my new project building my Dream HTPC unit.

I plan to upgrade to Mint 13 has long-term ongoing support.
I’m happy to hear that.  Well I’m off to experiment 🙂

Have fun.


Kazza’s Corner