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Old 01-14-14, 08:20 PM   #1
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is puppy linux secure?

i love the os it is very streamlined but i do admit i worry about how secure a os thats less then 200 megs.so is puppy secure?
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Old 01-14-14, 09:06 PM   #2
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No more so and no less so than any other Linux distro, and you are still better off than with Windows. Keep it up-to-date if possible.

Also, a smaller distribution like Puppy is more likely to be running less things you don't know about in the background.
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its crazy some one can make a os smaller then a windows graphics card driver and puppy also has a baot load of apps
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You should put puppy on a raspberry pi
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You should put puppy on a raspberry pi
I think Puppy is x86-only and will not run on an ARM machine like a Raspberry Pi.

EDIT: Nope, it has x86-64 support, too. But no ARM.
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Yea, I had no idea if they could be paired, I just figured they should go together because of their funny names.
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Yea, I had no idea if they could be paired, I just figured they should go together because of their funny names.
Actually, I skimmed the Puppy Linux News page after disturbing this thread... and it seems like they may be looking into tablet support in the future, but that apparently means tablets running Intel. Not ARM, which is the vast majority of them.

Oh well, there are plenty of ARM-friendly Linux flavors out there.
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Puppy forces you to run as root, doesn't it? That doesn't make it insecure per se, but it is dangerous.
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Puppy forces you to run as root, doesn't it? That doesn't make it insecure per se, but it is dangerous.
I did not know that, but your assessment is correct. Highly unlikely a Puppy install has any network services running with root access, so then you are down to setting your password and not screwing things up.
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