This will be the last post in this ‘7-Set’ series on the Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes page, but others will be added in the future as they show up. My focus has been to show Windows 10 ‘n future Windows 11 users that Linux makes a great secondary OS and/or an excellent tertiary OS and/or even a ‘quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, and denary’ OS in support of your primary Windows OS.

Linus Torvalds has said that “Desktop Linux” is not for “normal people” – ‘“One of the problems Desktop” Linux has is it’s not made for “normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…”

However, some “normal people” (along wid the targetedTechnical People) still prefer “Desktop” Linux over Windows, Apple/Mac, and Chromebooks. Total ”Desktop” Linux users represent just 1.66% of the Worldwide Desktop/Laptop OS user market share.

  • If a Desktop/Laptop OS user prefers a Touchpad, or doesn’t mind a Mouse that is limited to Point ‘n Click wid only the ability to scroll about 1.5-2 lines per notch of the wheel, then “Desktop” Linux could work as a primary OS for them.
  • If a Desktop/Laptop OS user doesn’t need Auto scrolling or the ability “copy-paste content” between three computers or “click-to-click scrolling” or “hyper-fast scrolling, from precision to free scroll in one click” or etc., then “Desktop” Linux could work as a primary OS for them.
  • If a Desktop/Laptop OS user doesn’t need to use that old printer or even that new one they just purchased, then “Desktop” Linux could work as a primary OS for them.
  • If a Desktop/Laptop OS user isn’t interested in ‘Plug and Play’ and doesn’t mind searching for drivers, firmware, etc., then “Desktop” Linux could work as a primary OS for them.
  • If a Desktop/Laptop OS user doesn’t mind annoying “Authenticate” popup/s or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ or Sudo being *FORCED* on them @ every move/change, then “Desktop” Linux could work as a primary OS for them.
  • If a Desktop/Laptop OS user doesn’t mind searching thru some 2000+++ Linux Distro choices, that number includes Distros + DE’s + SPINS + Flavors + etcetera etcetera etcetera, for a “Desktop” OS they like, then “Desktop” Linux could work as a primary OS for them.

I could go on ‘n on, but my point, like Linus Torvalds has said: “Desktop Linux” is not for “normal people” – ‘“One of the problems Desktop” Linux has is it’s not made for “normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…”

 

Still Interested in Trying Linux?

 

Wid phones, tablets, laptops, Chromebooks, desktops, etc. most people probably use at least two OSes nowadays. I use Four.

FossaPup64 9.5 (AKA Puppy Linux 9.5) is probably the easiest way for a Windows user to try Linux for the first time, IMHO. Just create a bootable USB, wid something like Rufus, and pretty much let Puppy go from there.

FossaPup64 9.5 (AKA Puppy Linux 9.5) is not a bloated Linux Distro like Manjaro ‘n most others, i.e. it is a *LOADED* ‘n full-featured OS at around just 409 MBs.

That DE is waaaaaaaaaaay too busy for me, but Puppy is fairly easy to customize:

Much cleaner!

Puppy 9.5 is built from Ubuntu “Focal Fossa” 20.04, has binary compatibility with Ubuntu 20.04 and access to the Ubuntu repositories. FossaPup64 comes with JWM as the default window manager. After creating the original ISO to a USB, there is no need to install Puppy anywhere else…BTW, I use a 32 GB SanDisk or Samsung USB since that first creation is all that is needed. After that, on the first shutdown, Puppy will ask if you want to save any setting ‘n additions ‘n updating that was done during the first boot, save it to a “Personal Storage File.” Here’s more on that: FossaPup64 9.5 (AKA Puppy Linux 9.5) – ‘Portability, HW Support, Rescue ‘n Reliability!’

 Puppy boots/loads into a RAM which makes everything incredibly fast. More info on the Puppy Linux – ‘Companion OS for Windows 10‘ page.

I have never found another Linux Distro that is as fast, or as functional on *ANY* hardware, and that has so many ‘Purposes’ as FossaPup64 9.5, e.g. portability of a USB OS, hardware support and/or hardware recognition, rescue (Puppy will do stuff that no other OS will even attempt or allow), and as a perfect secondary OS.

It can even be safely used on any Windows computer, by using the Boot Menu to select it during the computer’s bootup process.

Puppy is no ‘Linux Nanny’ or ‘Password Dependent’ Distro – you just tell it what to do ‘n not the other way around.

Will add this post to the Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes page.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!