I can honestly say that this little distro is amazingly good. It doesn't seem to get all the credit the main distros get, but it works very well. I was amazed at how fast it was and fully featured for a Puppy type of build, and it has a nice selection of apps in the software center. At only a 350 mgb download, it comes with a very good web browser, a full office suit and pretty helpful help center app and online questions being answered. I love it and think amazingly stable.
Version: 710 Rating: 7 Date: 2017-03-24 Votes: 1
Greatest, most organized, and most updated Puppy derivative I've seen. Xenialpup64, Quirky, Xenialdog, etc. did not compare to this out of the box functionality provided. My Dell Latitude D630 is finicky with software support for various reasons on various distributions. Suspend and resume worked on lid close as expected.
I am unsure of how to configure hibernation for the battery monitor when the battery is low. Certain icons are difficult to remove (i.e., Free Disk Space, Sven-keyboard, etc.) but it is better than many JWM-base Puppy distributions. YASSM could use some work for Samba functionality. I had to use the console to mount samba shares because YASSM was a stubborn ass; YASSM, however, was capable of determining the IP address of the Windows shares I was wanting to access.
The above link sends you to the errors I've encountered thus far and my hardware details. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the thread there if they have found any issues thus far.
Version: 710 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-03-24 Votes: 1
I love it! Runs flawlessly on my old Sony Vaio VGN-NR180E with 4gigs of ram. I regularly use 3 different computers, with Fatdog64, i can plug my USB mini flash drive into the computer at hand and have my own system; secure, highly customizable, with or without root. I had tried it several years ago and was not overly impressed; now, i am blown away! Just today I upgraded the kernel and added chrome 57, expected an issue, but it worked perfectly!
Version: 710 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-03-21 Votes: 0
I was very pleasantly surprised by this distro. Everything seemed to work properly, at least on MY laptop and - the distro was very fast as well. There was a good repository to choose bits and pieces from and the savefile even kept it. Keep up the good work and please - keep it going !!
Version: 710 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-01-25 Votes: 0
It's only "fat" when compared to other puppy derivatives (or TinyCore Linux) that pre-install a less complete selection of programs. Non-geeky folks (grandmas, young kids) whom I've recommended it to, or have shown 'em how to boot from pendrive, have all reported that it is comfortable to use. My rating here of 9, rather than 10, is _ONLY_ due to finding some gaps in "just works" audio hardware autodetection.
There's also a "FatdogArm" build, which (from what I've read) supports: Cubieboard ===== Odroid-U2, Odroid-U3, Odroid-XU3, Odroid-XU4 ===== OLPC XO-1.75 ===== OLPC XO-4 Touch ===== A10/Mele A1000 ===== Pandora ===== Cubox-i i2 and i4pro ===== Google Nexus 7 (2012 edition) ===== Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3
Version: 710 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-01-24 Votes: 0
I have tried several Linux distributions, primarily lighter ones, but some more well known. Fatdog64 is small, fast, & has many more features than I would have guessed ootb, with many additional packages available. I find it very satisfactory, but there are various rough edges, leading to minor inconveniences.