I’m just having a look at Puppy Linux again as a solution for Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas. Positives are that its light and pretty (I chose the mac version)
Its strange that you have to set the network interface to work with DHCP to get started. Then there are all sorts of utilities that are confusing. I guess it takes some time to adapt from the Ubuntu way of doing things. But hey Ubuntu won’t run in 128 MB of RAM. Xubuntu just was too heavy for a number of the machines I was trying to keep running and Fluxbuntu was confusing for students.
Ideally I’m looking for a replacement for Win98 or 2000 that runs Office, Paint and an early version of Photoshop using 128MB of RAM
It’s easy to say you can create your own version and tweak distros, but in the end its much easier to go with a distro and accept defaults especially when you aren’ t around to fix it.