I was running Puppy, Slacko 64 to be exact and it became corrupt and won't boot. I run 18.1 Mate on my good machines but when I installed it on this old computer I didn't find it acceptable. I am thinking an older version with the Xfce desktop?
Mm. Personally, although I run both both of the 64-bit 'flagship' Pups, I definitely prefer Tahr64. Tahr is based on Ubuntu (which in turn is based on Debian), which means access to enormous repositories of decent, thoroughly certified software.
Slacko64, on the other hand, is based on Slackware, one of the oldest distros still in existence. I'm not knocking him (far from it!), but lead developer Michael Amadio (01micko on the Puppy Forums) has tended to use Slacko64 more as an on-going development model.....so, to that end, it's not quite as stable. It's being currently used to test out all the new UEFI BIOS stuff.....which is still quite new to Puppy, as it's usually been targeted at mainly 32-bit hardware. Since 64 -bit hardware is now fast approaching its 10th anniversary, world-wide, I believe it was considered time to start developing 64-bit stuff at long last.
Phil Broughton (aka 666philB on the Puppy Forums), has always done his level best to produce Pups that are easy to use, and moreover, which just 'work'. In Tahr64, he's excelled himself. Following in the footsteps of the original 32-bit Tahrpup 6.05, Tahr64 has quickly established a reputation as a solid, dependable workhorse.
2.2 GHz 64-bit single-core. Not an Athlon 64, by any chance? A Sempron 64? Or perhaps an FX? All very reliable processors, by the way...
Ah. Mobile Athlon 64:-
Not bad at all. I would still go for Puppy in preference to Mint, though...or Ubuntu.
Here's my own Tahr64 desktop, which I'm in at the moment:-
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core 3800+, 3 GB RAM, w/ATI Radeon Xpress200 graphics.
I tend to favour rather 'busy-looking' desktops, as you may have noticed..!
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 02 November 2016 - 09:18 PM.
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