Beam Me Up, Rover – An Elitist Look at Puppy

Well, we’re at a milestone here for The Arrogant Linux Elitist, the very first review as you can see, and it’s of a distribution that is classic when it comes to me, Puppy. I couldn’t think of anything more fitting than to do my very first review with it! So let’s get to it, I’ve got crap to do!

Before we even start let’s give the Puppy team the benefit of the doubt and read their release announcement for the 5.2.5 release.

“Lucid Puppy is our official flagship Puppy Linux release. Version 5.2 was released on January 6th and since then the team has been feverishly developing the next version — and it has now arrived! Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 is the most leading-edge Lucid ever. It has Bash 4.1.0, Syslinux 4.03, and e2fsprogs 1.41.14, the latest from Ubuntu ‘Natty’. It now has JWM 500, up from 493. Gnumeric 1.10.13 is a necessity because a forum member had posted a bug to Gnumeric that is corrected in 1.0.13. Lucid 5.2.5 uses the Woof of February 28 replacing the Woof of November 28 for three months of progress in Woof development. All of the favorite Puppy programs are there in their latest versions.”

The very first thing that comes to mind when I read that? Flagship? Flagship!!!! The fanatic freaks have a flagship!!!!! That means they have a fleet, and they’re mobile, hide!!!!  That’s pretty scary to say the least! Wondering why? Here’s why. Even Barry Kauler considers the community around the Linux Kernel based operating system known as Puppy, rabid! Yes, rabid! He’s had enough of them freakout and bite the hand that feeds them that he publicly announced that he was leaving the project pretty well for good over the actions, and ill treatment, by some of the community.

That’s when you really know there’s a whole pile of really bent freaks, fanatically bent, surrounding your distribution, when you actually see the Developer/Founder want to leave even if it’s only because of one of them. Believe me, many of them are foaming at more than the keyboard. Flagship, scary.

Here’s a fairly recent screen shot of one of the freaks whimpering at Ladislav Bodnar/DistroWatch.com:

I think that says it all about just how weird they really are. Ladislav just ignored the returd. I really love when he does that too. It even makes me laugh when he does it to me! lmao!

I’m not going to talk about any of the boring crap that other reviewers waste your time with. You know, the download, the mirrors, the size, booting, what a bunch of crap. Any freak can figure that out, this is a review by an Elitist, not a guide on how to be redundant.

So when I get to the desktop the above was what I saw! Wait! Sorry. Wrong image. It does fit though, because the Puppy freaks running the show are now using packages from King UBU. I guess it’s true, every freak has to spin, or base off of Ubuntu to try to look cool. The funny part is these goons are only doing it now. That’s how slow they are! lmao! Think about it, there’s hundreds of King UBU clones our there for years and only recently the Puppy rejects go, Hey! I know something cool! Let’s use Ubuntu somehow and be Big Dogs! We’re so smart!!!!! Returds.

Here’s the screen shot of the desktop that greeted me.

How ugly is that? Look at the icon for the menu, it’s horrible!  They tried to mix that King UBU circle crap with the Puppy Logo. I don’t know what’s worse, the seagull from the old Puppy that looked like it was going to crap on you, or this one. They’re both sad. Really sad.

When I looked at the desktop I immediately yelled! Only a returd would put so many icons on the desktop. Are they really that stupid in their community that they don’t know how to look in the menus? Or is it because the menus are so cluttered and stupidly laid out this was their solution for it? More than 4 icons on the desktop, and that’s even pushing it, gives Puppy an instant FAILED!

To the menus though. I thought Bodhi was stupidly laid out. Puppy’s had years to screw it up royally, and believe me, they’ve taken full advantage of that time to. Go look for yourselves if you don’t believe me. There’s obviously zero common sense coming from that camp.

After scouring the menus, I finally found a terminal and opened it. I tried to find Emacs, Irssi, MPD,  Mutt, none were present.

That’s it for the look at Puppy 5.2.5 . It’s a complete waste of time for anyone that’s not a fanatic. The community is full of freaks that from time to time lift their leg toward the actual founder of the distribution. They copy King UBU just like every other freak distribution does and think they’re cool for it. The desktop is as ugly as sin with the ugly looking King UBU / Puppy cross-bred logo. Then they make an ugly, bland, nearly invisible wallpaper even worse with the ugly logo imposed on it as well. They have icons everywhere because the developers are too stupid to clean up the menus, and the community is too stupid to use them anyway.  Then it was missing important applications. Ones that any real elitist needs for their day to day computer use.

All of that means one thing, Puppy 5.2.5. –

Somehow I think that makes the whole desktop look so much better, don’t you?

Keep your stick on the ice…

Landor

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3 responses to “Beam Me Up, Rover – An Elitist Look at Puppy

  1. Rrrr

    F46k1n6 elitist … some people could take you seriously, and then they will lose the stick on the ice. LOL.

  2. Somewhat Reticent

    Yes, it’s mostly a refuge for developer wannabes, each cobbling up their own micro-distro. Once you adjust your expectations accordingly, there’s some good things and good people there, enriching the community pool in their own way. Lately they’ve made Puppy versions compatible with Debian, Arch, Slack, and Mageia. Potential convergence?

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