Test PLd

Essay by jamescv31College, Undergraduate November 2014

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Operating System: Puppy Linux

Author: Barry Kauler (original)

Maintained by Larry Short, Mick Amadio, and Puppy community


Puppy Linux operating system is a lightweight Linux dstribution that focuses on ease to use and minimal footprint. It can run the entire system by installing it on hard drive or in RAM (random access memory) with the current version taking up to 130 MB allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started.

Like other linux distro, the operating system itself contains built in application like Abiword (word documents), Gnumeric (spreadsheets), Mplayer (multimedia player) and last browsers like Seamonkey (same as Mozilla Firefox).

As other operating system goes, Puppy linux can be install on the following ways:

A live USB drive, including USB flash drives or any other bootable USB storage device (flash-Puppy)

A live CD (live-Puppy)

An SD card or built in Flash drive

A Zip drive or LS-120/240 SuperDisk

An internal hard disk drive

A computer network (thin-Puppy)

An emulator (emulated-puppy)

A floppy boot disk that loads the rest of the operating system from a USB drive, CD-ROM, or internal hard drive

The main highlight for Puppy Linux operating system is run in RAM, all files operations and configurations that are created in a session and disappear when the system is shut down but there is called a feature where you can save your session in USB or HDD and when use the OS again the session that was save will be apply as your current setup.

On the other hand, Puppy Linux can be install on hard disk as a full installation,

User Interface:

The default window manager in most Puppy release is JWM

JWM is a lightweight stacking window manager for the X Window System written by Joe Wingbermuehle. JWM is...