Live CD for safe browsing in PCs with NTFS hard disk.
(built October 3, 2007)
|Firefox, the free browser, opens automatically and lets you surf the Internet and enjoy multimedia (lots of media are supported).|
|Open programs with one click! The "home" icon opens the "root" folder where you store files temporarily or read the Puppy Linux reference.|
|Open storage drives via the "drives" icon. Caution: Do not save to a VFAT storage if it is not your own! The old DOS VFAT/FAT is writable while NTFS is read-only. In the list, USB drives will appear below the hard disk drives.|
|Click on "Mount" to open any storage drive. USB drives are identified by the trident icon (see left image). All drives at the right image are open (mounted). Do not use a USB drive as work space! Use the "root" folder instead. Remember to copy your files to USB drive before turning off the PC.|
|Files can be copied or moved from one window to another by drag-and-drop. View extra file details by clicking on the middle icon (see the icon above the yellow box).|
|Media (like music or video) can be played by simple drag-and-drop from a file window to the "drop2play" icon on the desktop. For playing video CD or DVD, launch "Mplayer" in "Menu - Multimedia".|
|The menu is started from the bottom-left button, or by pressing F12 (function key). To the right of the "Menu" button, there are two small boxes (desktops), each of which opens a desktop when clicked.|
|At the bottom, far right are the audio control and information on PC activity, date and free memory.|
|Clicking on the "Free RAM" box will open "partview" showing all the storage partitions and their free space. If this "Free RAM" box turns to red, it means it's time to move your files to USB storage!|
|SafePup autoconnects you to the Internet via your local wired network. If not, use "Menu - Setup - Network Wizard" to configure "eth0" manually. You should know your IP address and gateway address.|
Word processing (DOC) and spreadsheet (XLS) files are opened automatically with TextMaker and PlanMaker (see Menu - Office). Important: make sure that there are no spaces inside file names used in these programs! For presentations, try PDFonline to convert PPT and then view it. Tip: While working with PPT, export the slides to images and view them here via Graphics - GQview.
|You can enjoy normal file saving by installing Puppy Linux to your USB or hard drive (see Setup - Universal installer). You can then install additional packages via Menu - Setup - Package Manager. Quickly install PETget (tar.gz) packages that you have downloaded, or download then click on a downloaded DOTpup (.pup).|
Recommended minimum PC specifications for SafePup: Pentium II-class (32-bit) with 128 MB RAM and CD drive. With SafePup, you can use a PC with no hard disk!
NO WARRANTY - use at your own risk; for personal and non-commercial use only. Software licenses are as discussed in the Puppy Linux wiki.