101 reasons why to use Puppy Linux

I compiled a list of 101 reasons to start using Puppy Linux today. Spread the word about Puppy Linux.

  1. Ultimate anti-boss mode – I thought I would start off with an attention getter, even if it is less than noble. You can run PuppyLinux on your work computer and no one will ever know. Maybe I even wrote this post at work. Puppy loads into RAM and no key-loggers or Network Administrators can track what you do. For example, I have not taken a lunch in three months and now that it is a little slow, I can blog a bit at work guilelessly and low probability of getting caught. Unless my boss reads this. I even work on my resume, as I am overworked here.
  2. Puppy Linux is fast – Actually I have yet to find an OS faster and more practical. It is the best OS in the world. Since the programs load into RAM on start up, large operations and programs execute in a blink of an eye, almost instantaneously. Time is money and ‘the stuff life is made of’ (Benjamin Franklin), do not waste it, use PuppyLinux.
  3. PuppyLinux as the ultimate dating and love tool – It guards against girlfriend or boyfriend tracking you I am happily married and my life is an open book to my wife who I will be with for all the days of my life. However, if you are not married all is fair in love and war. I am 100% loyal in marriage. However,  for single people, there is no harm in keeping your options open until she has a ring on her figure. I know so many people who get married because it is the best they can do. Get married to the person who you can not life without. If the person you are dating now is not that person. Crank up PuppyLinux and go on some online dating sites. He or she will never know. Emails will not be read, nothing. There will be no evidence you are on the market. I believe in love, use PuppyLinux to find your right spouse in life.
  4. Online banking and security – Logging into your bank or online broker is a risk, unless you are using PuppyLinux.
  5. Good if you travel – If you are on the road and security is a factor using public computers or Internet cafes just put your OS in your system and log on knowing you can not be hacked.
  6. Does a carpenter have ads and trials on his hammer? – No bloat or junk ware installed from third parties. I buy a new computer I do not need special deals flashing limited edition software with an upgrade enticements. Yes I know everyone has to make money, but a computer is my tool. Can you imagine if a carpenter bought a hammer and it was bloated with ads.
  7. Puppy Linux is Green – less power use, extends the life of old computers.
  8. Good for charity – Take those old computers out of your closet, load PuppyLinux with a USB and give it to some kid that can not afford a computer.
  9. Rescue data and destroyed computers – Computer failed, or data lost, windows does not boot, no problem, PuppyLinux to the rescue. Even if your hard rive crashes Puppy will work. You can download a copy of Windows and burn it if you really want to.
  10. Fun – I do not know why, I just walk with an extra bounce in my step when I have been using PuppyLinux, try it and you will see how it will turn into a joyful obsession.
  11. Start up and shutdown takes seconds – Further, once you are on, you will not want to shut it down. When I see that cute doggy icon on my screen it I know load time is seconds a way.
  12. Windows and Mac are more complicated – Although Windows and Macs are initially user friendly, paradoxically they are massive programs with complexities that run deep once you run into trouble you are in deep water my friend. Puppy in contrast is only a little over 100 MB and is based on simplicity down to the bones.
  13. It works.
  14. Does not automatically connect to the Hard Drive (mount) – Therefore this decreases the risk for bugs, corruptions and viruses. It is better not to mount initially (get your minds out of the gutter).
  15. RAM based – Therefore, it disappears except the save files ( if needed) from the computer in thin air without a trace. But also on an old junk of a computer it will run faster than the latest machine at BestBuy.
  16. Girls like guys who use PuppyLinux – OK maybe not statically proven but there is a cool factor.
  17. Loaded with Wizards – Think Gandalf, Wizards help good people. Many people think changing OS is hard, but at this point in development Puppy has so many Wizards that installation is all set in minutes. Actually if you get a refined version (known as puplets) like MacPup it is good to go out of the box. Quirky, Racy (for new computers) and Wary (for old computers) work out of the box but sometimes you might have to instal programs like java if you need to use this.
  18. Good for your CV – Put it on your resume, you know geeky Linux things looks good people will know you are a geek and at the next level.
  19. Constantly ranking in the top ten at Distrowatch – so if so many people enjoy it there must be a reason.
  20. Over nine years old – If an OS has been running that long with a following it is here to stay, Linux is over thirty years.
  21. I have been frustrated by other versions of Linux – In contrast, I have never had a really bad experience with PuppyLinux.
  22. Puppy likes Pupplets – Take a snapshot at anytime of your current configuration and save it as a new release of PuppyLinux. Of course if you want to make it truly unique you have to customizes not only the art but the functionality at its core with Woof or Bones two tools to create Pupplets.
  23. Windows manager – The user interface you have a lot of choice. JWM, or IceWM desktop, Fluxbox, and my favorite is Enlightenment
  24. Run a business off of it – I know companies spend a lot of licenses and I know others that use illegal software. But the bottom line is you can run almost any company with the software at hand. I have worked in IT and Accounting for years in major corporations and Puppy Linux can do it and with good security. With the exception of some proprietary software that can not be run on Wine. But I have to really question why you need that software anyway.
  25. LibreOffice writer loads faster – Any program including Microsoft Word on Windows 8 or any of the office products for that matter loads faster.
  26. Battery life last several times longer than a PC or Mac – I have had computer batteries on their last leg, yet if I use PuppyLinux, I can take my laptop to bed and watch a full movie.
  27. Good for your brain – Everything is easy, but still you have to learn a bit and this is good for your brain. Your mind will stretch and build new circuits.
  28. Benchmark it – You will find PuppyLinux faster than your favorite OS. Considering the amount of time you spend online why, waste so much time each day.
  29. Start your kids out right – Teach them the virtues of frugality and improvising.
  30. One click is better than two – Of course on Windows and Linux you can adjust this but the default is one click. Once you get in the habit of single clicking to open applications for example, you will feel it is clunky to double-click.
  31. Easy Internationalization – I moved from the USA to Poland and back to America and traveling around Europe never had a problem with fonts and typing in different languages.
  32. Can load when your OS fails – This goes beyond the rescue disk idea. It is the simple idea that if your computer fails Puppy does not. Hard to explain you just have to see what I mean.
  33. USB or Pen drive OS can be worn around your neck with a funny animal caricature – And you are the cool nerd like in Big bang theory.
  34. USB sticks are cheap – you can go to WalMart or BigLots and get 8gigs for a few dollars.
  35. Bill Gates likes Puppy Linux
  36. Bye-Bye propriety software – Do not have to buy Office or other proprietary software like PhotoShop that costs a fortune. No more need for illegal downloads, you can have a clean conscious.
  37. More stable – No more Blue Screens and the black screes of death.
  38. Software is all legal – So there is no guilt.
  39. Chat programs are consolidated in a single program – Yes it comes with some special chat programs that are universal and can consolidate into one. Less is more.
  40. Work spaces instead of Windows – Try them you will like them.
  41. A lot of free eye candy – Linux generally just looks better.
  42. Puppy Linux increases your IQ – Let me explain – There is a Puppy Arcade which allows you to play all the retro arcade games, which are good for building elementary cognitive processes and increase your IQ.
  43. All you really need to conquer the world – Technologically is BrowerLinux a derivative of Puppy Linux or MijnPup if you want Libre Writer and Calc.
  44. Fatdog – Is a true 64 bit version for modern computers so it is a myth that Puppy is for old dogs.
  45. MetroPup – Gives you a Windows 8 feel without spending the cash.
  46. PupCrppt – Looking to make your experiences even more anonymous?
  47. If you like Mac – You will love Macpup.
  48. Does not track – PuppyLinux does not leave tracks.
  49. Make your own operating system – It is about time I do. With the tools from provided by Barry Kauler such as official woof builder.
  50. Flexibility – You can install selected applications or the whole suite.
  51. Multitasking – things like large print jobs will not slow your other tasks.
  52. You do not need to install this on your hard rive – in fact it is recommended you do not. That is freedom and choice.
  53. Open Source – I like the ideas that when a community works on it, it comes out better.
  54. You do not need to accept a score of agreements – before you instal something.
  55. Advantages of Puppy Linux over Windows 8 – cost, speed, flexibility, cool factor. Windows is like the old cars of the 1950s. A lot would change in terms of style with the release of the new model, and even some new features but the advantages and disadvantages of the line would stay the same.
  56. I like the sound of the name – PuppyLinux, I use PuppyLinux. All the annoying fast talking people who say “I have a Mac, do you have a mac, of you should get a Mac” with inflection. You just slowly and clearly say, “PuppyLinux”. It is faster and free and more secure. It is the next level of cool.
  57. PuppyLinux is evolving – it is not static and outdated but it is exciting to watch and track its development. There are always pupplets and creative minds working to improve this out of the goodness of their heart and real imagination. The human race is evolving as such, some people
  58. Secure for online banking investing.
  59. Work like a spy – The US defense department uses a Ram based program for internal security.
  60. Different browser like SeaMonckey and Midori
  61. Recover data lost when Windows fails
  62. It will make your richer. I know I mentioned the cost but think of it this way the amount of money you spend on brand name software and upgrades (Windows 8) and new machines that will be slower than your Pup. You could buy a trip to Europe. How does this change your life? I met my wife in Europe. But that point aside, people who spend money on experiences make more than those who spend money on things. So instead of new machines and software, take a trip to Europe and experience life.
  63. Nice mascot or icons, who does not log puppies.
  64. Many derivatives like the elegant Mac Pup or the fast Browser Linux.
  65. Build your own version from bear bones with a tool. Puppy Linux is all about customization.
  66. Community
  67. The whole world wants to install something – on your Windows OS, they are aimed at targeting Windows for junk accumulation on your computer.
  68. Free software
  69. No viruses do not have to purchase or bloat your machine with ant-virus software
  70. Languages and fonts – in your language are supported and easy to use
  71. Free games – Lots of retro games and new games, I like FreeCiv.
  72. Kid friendly – Linux has always been known for its educational software with the friendly penguins.
  73. No spy ware.
  74. Do not have ‘not responding’ – and need to restart your computer
  75. Unlimited and free technical support – with a community that cares
  76. Cleaner look – more artistic designs
  77. Does not decrease with speed over time
  78. Are you tried yet of Windows automatic updates and patches
  79. Community is helpful – Its like being in a club, with no secret handshakes. I have always found good support.
  80. Looks good on your resume –
  81. This is applicable to Linux in general – the artwork is beautiful. Windows has some nice nature screen savers but Linux distros have dazzling art.
  82. Enjoy your bad habits online without being tracked – For example, I have a chess addition. I love online chess and have spend up to 14 hours in one stretch playing chess. I have since given it up. But I would boot up puppy Linux and as long as they did not directly see me, know one in my house would not. Maybe a poor example as I am pretty innocent but some guys like fantasy football etc. All this can not be tracked unless at the Internet service provider.
  83. The picture imagines seem clearer on the photo – view, it might be my imagination.
  84. More choice – in look and feel
  85. You do not have to run utilities – like disk defray and registry cleaner to get performance
  86. Do not worry about drivers
  87. Freedom
  88. Linux is now on par with Windows in terms of programs – I have not used Microsoft Office in years, unless I have to at the office for example. I use free photo editors, browsers, e-mail client.
  89. More stable system – It does not crash nor do I get ‘not responding’.
  90. Skills are honed and your brain becomes more diverse – Self Improvement
  91. Be different – I think people like self differentiation, it is something in our psychology, more pronounced in adolescence but still in adulthood we want to stand out from the herd. Here is your chance. Be a maverick use Puppy Linux.
  92. No Cost – You know, free as in free beer.
  93. Faster Internet searches – Pages just seem to load faster. I have not done extensive search test but when I load a bloated page like ‘Huntington Post’ for example, PuppyLinux loads pages faster than my Windows 7 OS.
  94. Good for charity – You can donate old computers and they can be given to the needy for learning and operating computers.
  95. No need for performance stealing protection software.
  96. Beautiful screens and art. –
  97. Easy to delete unused programs. Unlike Windows it clogs your registry, Puppy just take programs and deletes them.
  98. Moves files faster than anything I have experienced in Windows. If I am moving major gigabyte to external hard drives as backup, it can take hours in Windows. However, in Puppy a fraction of the time.
  99. Less distraction – With colorful icons and such that can not be make more utilitarian with a mac and to some extent Windows is moving to more distraction. Not so with this Pen drive is. You will be less distracted and get more done.
  100. Chat support – I could not believe it once set up there was a special chat for users and people were giving me support. This is beyond the forum.
  101. Printers, drivers Wifi are all found seamlessly.
  102. Introduced to new ideas and ways to use software like Dillo web browser (less is more). I would never have played around with this if I just used Windows or a Mac.
  103. The creator of PuppyLinux Barry Kauler is cool and created Puppy as a labor of love. If the guy who created it interesting then you know the software will be.

There is ultimately no good reason not to make this a happy peaceful Puppy Linux world.

Puppy Linux advantage
Compared to any other OS, Puppy Linux wins on quantifiable and qualitative grounds.

If you have more reasons add them below in the comments. There are of course more reasons why to use Puppy Linux, but this is a start. Thank you Puppy Linux community.

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