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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Puppy Linux is one of the best known lightweight Linux distro around. All you need is a USB drive and you will be able to run Puppy Linux on any computer without problem. Its recent release is built on top of Ubuntu Precise binary, which give it a solid base to start with. So how does the marriage of Ubuntu and Puppy Linux works out? Let’s check it out.
The good thing about Puppy Linux is that it can run and perform well on a live session. This means that you can boot up with the live CD, or USB and use it when you need it. There is no installation required. You could just bring along the USB drive, plug it into your friend’s laptop and boot it up. When you are done with your work, simply shut it down, and it won’t leave any trace of your data in the internal hard drive.