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Puppy Linux
« on: August 17, 2009, 05:48:33 PM »
Puppy Linux is a full-fledged operating system bundled with application suites covering a wide variety of tasks which can be used productively by general users. However, because Puppy is small-sized and can boot from many media, it is also useful as a rescue disk, a demonstration system, or for reviving old computers. Puppy can boot from:

    * A live USB, including USB flash drives or any other bootable USB storage device (flash-Puppy)
    * A live CD (live-Puppy), with six flavors to choose from
    * A Zip drive or LS-120/240 SuperDisk (zippy-Puppy)
    * An internal hard disk drive (hard-Puppy)
    * 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

Puppy Linux features built-in tools which can be used to create bootable USB disks, create new Puppy CDs, or remaster a new live CD with different packages

A unique feature that sets Puppy Linux apart from other Linux distributions is the ability to offer a normal persistent updating working environment on a write-once multisession CD/DVD. (It does not require a rewritable CD/DVD.) Puppy automatically detects changes in the file system and saves them incrementally on the disc.[3] This feature works particularly well with DVDs, partly because of the much larger space available. While other distributions offer Live CD versions of their operating systems, they do not allow programs to be permanently added nor do they allow files to be written to the CD.

Puppy also features sophisticated write-caching system designed to extend the life of USB flash drives that Puppy Linux runs from.

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