Begrudging admission: Puppy Linux rocks
I never tried it because I couldn’t get past the chihuahua mascot, but I spun it up this afternoon, and Puppy Linux gets a huge gold star from me.
I feel a little foolish really, since this is far more amiable and far more interesting than Damn Small Linux. Forgive me if I’m harsh, but DSL is very … efficient, almost to a fault. It’s great if you’re a tech fan (I’m not afraid to count myself in that bunch), but it can be a bit sparse. I kept to DSL for a long time simply because it seemed to do the best job with hardware testing.
But Puppy, on the other hand, seems much more friendly — much more usable.