Puppy Linux 5.4 "Precise" released

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  1. mack_guy911

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  3. Fully compatible as in "You can apt-get stuff like on a normal Ubuntu install?" Or as in "You can access the Ubuntu repos with Puppy's package manager, and it might work or it might not?"
     
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    You can enable Ubuntu and third party repositories and install from them in Puppy. They are fully compatible like you would have in Ubuntu.
     
  5. Not what I meant. Last Ubuntu-based version of Puppy did not have apt-get; and while Pupget or whatever it was called could install software from the Ubuntu repos, as far as I could tell it could not update the software, which seemed to lead to problems in some cases. Furthermore, doing a "full" install ended in an unpleasant message to the effect that I must immediately reinstall a lengthy list of packages after rebooting.

    I'm wondering if (and hoping that) the situation has improved since then. I love the concept of a distro that can run on almost anything, even if I don't care for the childish dog affectations. But what I saw of "Lucid Puppy" was pretty much a jumbled mess.
     
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    I installed Puppy Linux 5.4 "Precise" on my bootable USB Flash Drive (made with YUMI) and it works great.
     
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