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Just installed Chromium 20 on Puppy Linux 5.2.8 Lupu (based on Ubuntu Lucid) from... http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid

Prefer Chromium (open source community supported version of Chrome) since it does not auto-update, auto-track or include Adobe Flash (though the plugin is easily added).

Running on several single-core machines...

  • Chromium 10 on Puppy Linux 5.2.8 Lupu (800MHz, 512MiB RAM)
  • Chromium 18 on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Lucid (2.6GHz, 1.23GiB RAM)
  • Chromium 20 on Puppy Linux 5.2.8 Lupu (2.7GHz, 768MiB RAM)

As a former Firefox devotee, I find any and all of these faster, more reliable and more "well behaved." No huge differences in performance or functionality between them. Just more polish and incremental improvements with each new version. Run the newest version with a .pet for your version of Puppy and that runs well on your hardware.

That said, being built from Ubuntu 10.04, have found Puppy 528 Lupu to run best on my roughly 5-10yo hardware. The Puppy 5.3+ versions are built with newer kernels and video drivers so expect newer hardware.

The Ibiblio site is one of the best sources of Puppy-Linux (.pet) packages.

Though previous version of Puppy, 5.2.2 Wary, runs just fine on my 1999 Toshiba 4030CDT Laptop with 300MHz CPU and 64MiB RAM, Chromium, like all other major browsers, is just too much for it.


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