Here's something else you can do in a frugal installation of Tahr for improved security, which will also extend the life of your SSD.
Under Utility --> Utility in the menu, select PupControl panel.
In PupControl panel click on the System tab, then press Event Manager.
In Puppy Event Manager, click on the Save Session tab, then change the save interval to 0 and check the box at the bottom of the window as in my screenshot:
Then in your menu.lst bootloader file, if the pmedia=
option is set to pmedia=atahd
, change it to pmedia=ataflash
. If it already says pmedia=ataflash then just leave it as it is. If you don't have a pmedia= option, type it in where I've typed it in this menu.lst file below:
# Frugal installed Pups
title Lucid Puppy 220.127.116.11 frugal (sda5)
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /puppy528/initrd.gz
kernel /puppy528/vmlinuz pmedia=ataflash psubdir=puppy528
After rebooting, Puppy will no longer save anything to your SSD during the session, and will instead give you the option to save every time you reboot or shut down. The idea is that if you install anything, or make a new bookmark in an internet browser or whatever, then select "save" at shut down. Whereas if you haven't done anything that you want to save, select "no save," and nothing will be saved. So in the unlikely event of picking up any malware, it won't be saved either. This also means that if you inadvertantly mess Puppy up, or install something that doesn't work etc, there's no need to try to fix it, as all you have to do is reboot your computer without saving what you've done.
If you haven't already updated Package Manager, see link in my signature for how to do so. This gives you access to the several thousand applications in the Ubuntu Trusty Tahr software repositiries. Downloading and installing applications in Linux is simply a matter of deciding what you want, clicking on it, then it's automatically downloaded and installed.
Edited by Al1000, 07 June 2015 - 06:12 AM.