Mod edit Al1000: article is here:
I have to agree with everything in that article. The FatDog 5- and 600 series did work much better, and didn't have the problems that plague the 700 series. Yet jamesbond and kirk won't hear a word said against it.....and with the release of the 700 series, the 5- and 600-series were dropped like a hot coal, the developers more or less insisting everybody must move to the new one. And as stated, each new release introduces bigger & bigger problems, coupled with poorer & poorer performance.
The inconsistent behaviour of that persistent save-file is the biggest of those problems; until jamesbond & kirk pull their finger out and fix it, it will never match up to Puppy's popularity.
Or Knoppix, come to that.
It's a real shame, because it has so much potential. But as someone who packages material for the Pups, it's frustrating not to be able to use that material in FatDog, due to the uniquely weird operation of the gSlapt package manager. Even .txz packages from Slackware themselves won't work with it half the time.....and on the few occasions I've attempted to do so, the conversion tools just point-blank refuse to work. At all.
As a one-time 'rescue disk', it's fine. As a daily driver.....no. It's hopeless. Jamesbond & kirk are extremely clever guys.....but they're not doing themselves any favours by releasing a distro laden with major glitches like this.
Edited by Al1000, 06 April 2017 - 04:41 PM.