So when Pupeee 4 .2 was linked at EeeUser, I jumped at it.
Installation is as easy as can be;
- Download and burn the ISO on my desktop.
- Boot the Eee from the CD - interestingly, Pupeee asked a lot of questions during boot up, helping me configure the Xorg server as well as my touchpad and keyboard. I presume this is to cater for more versions of the Eee than Breeezy and older versions of Pupeee did.
- Insert the SD card or USB stick to install it too, and use the Puppy universal installer (Meny - Setup) to install it to the drive of your choice.
- Reboot of the SD card or USB stick - I had to go through the setup questions all over, but that took all of one minute.
- Once rebooted, start playing.
- On first shutdown, tell Pupeee to create a save file - it takes a while, but will give you a persistent system where changes are kept between sessions.
Out of the box it's configured with two docks for icons (top and left of the screen) and a sidebar with widgets (on the right). While I havn't been fooling around with the docks just yet, I've made the sidebar display CPU activity, RAM, free space for running Pupeee, battery and WiFi status. From a fresh boot it also displays multiple icons on the desktop - I might move some to one of the docks to tidy up a bit.
The WiFi works perfectly with my home network, unlike bot breeezy and the previous pupeee - but even without wireless pupeee 4.2 will be an excellent back up OS to keep around. My only complain is that the save on exit takes a long time, but that is mostly my fault for installing it to a slow card...