Hallo again, raidencmc.
Well... The default browser in Tahrpup is PaleMoon (which is a 'fork' of FireFox; the guys at PaleMoon see this as the direction Mozilla should have taken, instead of pushing FireFox off down the 'Australis' route). Flash needs installing separately, before you can use it. As Madman says, no DRM, no Silverlight. You cannot watch streaming services like Hulu, NetFlix, etc., with PaleMoon. It can't be done. However....
There is hope! I've been a Chrome user since the original release was in 'beta', back in the Autumn of 2007. I maintain the current 64-bit Puppy packages of Chrome for the community. I also have many different versions of the 32-bit releases kicking around.
Google decided to call it a day with the 32-bit release of Chrome 48, back in April of last year. From that point on, you could only use Chrome on a 64-bit system. But 48.0.2564.116, the final Linux release, is still a very good browser; I still use it in all my 32-bit Pups to this day, and have never had any 'nasties' make an appearance. This is in large part due to the robust Linux 'permissions' system, and the Linux firewall. You don't need anti-virus; it only checks for Windows crap anyway, and they won't run under Linux.
But; if you want something a wee bit more up to date, we also package, on the Puppy forums, two other Chromium-based browsers.....FlashPeak's SlimJet browser ( a really excellent alternative to Chrome), and SRWare's Iron browser (which is a dead ringer for Chrome itself). Both will allow you to sign-in to a Google a/c as normal, and will serve up your bookmarks & extensions as expected. Both incorporate the DRM 'WideVine' modules (so you can watch NetFlix, etc.).....as does Chrome itself, from Chrome 37 onwards.
You can find the final release of Linux Chrome at my MediaFire a/c, here:-
...OscarTalks, who packages 32-bit SlimJet and Iron releases, hosts his here:-
Just download, and a single click (no double clicking in Linux, unless you really can't do without it!) will bring up a window asking you to confirm that you wish to install the package. 'OK' it, and in a matter of moments, it will be installed. Because Puppy runs entirely in RAM, it doesn't take long.
This honestly is the easiest way to watch streaming video under Linux. You may, however, find that NetFlix et al are just too much for your hardware. There are limits to what even a featherweight OS can do with such an old machine. Don't raise your expectations too high, and you won't be disappointed.
Oscar and I both use cloud-hosting accounts with different providers, but don't worry; these are perfectly safe to download and to use. By far the majority of the most useful software for Puppy is compiled, or re-packaged, by Puppy forum members, and hosted by them; Pup is a 'do-ocracy'.....those who can, do! There is no central organization dispensing software packages, upgrades, etc., for Puppy in the same way that Canonical, say, do for Ubuntu. We don't have Mark Shuttleworth's bottomless pockets for a start.....so Puppy truly is 'community-driven'.
We don't stand to gain anything at all by hosting crap for folks to download. It takes time to gain a reputation for integrity.....and only a matter of moments to lose it!
Anything you want help with, just ask; either in this thread of yours, or over at 'Puppy' Linux Corner.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 11 September 2017 - 07:26 PM.
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