Is Puppy Linux a good “starter” distro?

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Would Puppy Linux be a good version of Linux for someone who has little Linux experience? Thanks!

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jimlynch
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It's definitely cute, but I'd go with Linux Mint instead. Puppy is more of a minimalist distro. It would work fine for some people, but not for those who a more full featured desktop environment. So give Linux Mint a shot. However, Puppy is still worth experimenting with, even if you don't use as your desktop distro.

jluppino
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 I know a couple of people that like it. I think it would be an excellent intro to linux. It is specifically intended to be easy to use. Bonus point for the cute puppy logo too!

http://www.puppylinux.com/

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As a desktop workstation, I would go with Linux Mint or Ubuntu, both are fairly easy to learn for someone coming from a Windows enviroment. Puppy or DSL (Damn Small Linux) Linux distros are good if you happen to have an older machine with low memory. I'd recommend running Linux as a virtual machine, easy to go back and fourth between Windows and Linux.

 

"To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password." :)

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