Continuous Improvement to Official Puppy with Stardust 4.3.1

March 12, 2010 - Official Puppy gets continuous improvement with Zigbert's Stardust 4.3.1, now version 013.

Stardust 4.3.1 desktop

Focus on desktop flow and ease of use.
- Desktop in DeepThought taken to next stage.
- Cleanup in apps, menus and kilobytes.

BE AWARE!!! If you have Puppy installed, you MUST run this with the prefix 'puppy pfix=ram'. Else, the Stardust desktop will not install.

For version 013, I encourage all users to NOT use Puppy Stardust, but instead help technosaurus with Puppy 4.4.

Get the latest Stardust 13 here (user=puppy password=linux). ISO is 99 Mb with md5sum = ef972b75074ab2a34e8b38797fa91fc8

See VERSION 13 Forum Post for details.

Added by raffy March 12, 2010 (9:00PM)

f00(; on March 29, 2010 (7:41PM)

@jahmbahwahnn - simply dump another (compatible) gtk theme into /usr/share/themes dir .. then open up the control center and navigate to change the gtk theme to a more 'vanilla' flavor. There may be other more direct ways but Stardust is somewhat of a development model for an improved user interface centered on some key features.

Much can be done to create one's own look. I believe there is a jwm thememaker included and a simple gtk thememaker is also available (see the Puppy Package Manager or search the forum) if you cannot find themes to your liking.

jahmbahwahnn on March 6, 2010 (6:19PM)

a good transition, except for the dull color selection rest all are just fine. It also solved the audio problem with one of my old P2 celeron processor which i thought should dump even after trying to boot puppy 4.3.1. however stardust could just get things right. how do you change the window color from grey to a white background color to give eyes less strain?

good work.

Frank on March 6, 2010 (3:16AM)

in my opinion linux(ubuntu/suse/puppy/mint) is still an inconvenient os.i couldn`t get my printer to work with the latest puppydis.there s allways a problem and linux does crash.i`m not an it specialist and don't have time to read all how-tos.still a big fan of the idea and thanks to all who improve linux every day.i hope one day itll just work :P

Leonardo on February 23, 2010 (3:15AM)

nice interface.

nic2109 on February 11, 2010 (12:17PM)

Just an update to say that Puppy Stardust is now at version 008 - and very good it is too!


Alex on February 10, 2010 (1:13PM)

Tried downloading Stardust 007 or 008, which has been released, but neither FF3 or IE prompt for user/password and apparently there is no mirror. Looks great on screen, but needs a public server...consider Thanks...hope to install it soon.

roach on February 2, 2010 (3:16PM)

I have been using Puppy for a few weeks now, it's my introduction to using Linux and I have had nothing but success. Hardware always seems to work. I revived 3 old towers, I didn't know they had any real computing power until Puppy came along. What an eye opener.

I recommend Puppy to anyone looking for an OS that actually works from the start.

May Puppy have a long and productive life!

streetkings78 on January 18, 2010 (4:02PM)

Puppy is simply the best. I have been using this for a long time and it satisfied my expectation level.

Luigi on January 16, 2010 (8:35AM)

I used Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Puppy etc. etc. on my desktop, notebook and netbook... but Puppy is always the winner!
Puppy 4.3.1 is highly configurable and now I am trying Dpup4.8.4b3 that seems more responsive and faster. The browser is very good.
With WINE installed, the portable apps for Windows are faster than themselves installed on Windows.

Robert Van on January 15, 2010 (3:53PM)

I have tried in excess of 30 distros on my way to finally settling down with one permanently. For a while I used the "big distros" but sooner or later I either ran into huge software bloat issues, slow boot times, or features ceasing to work (i.e. wireless -- go figure on that one). BUT WHEN I REALLY NEEDED TO EVAC FILES, CHECK MY EMAIL OR BROWSE, GUESS WHO ALWAYS SAVED THE DAY. The ONLY issue I have with PUPPY is that it does not seem to see my 1600x900 display, so for watching movies I have to use another liveCD. I might permanently go with PUPPY finally and write my own video driver if I must! BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE JUST WORKS, THANK YOU BARRY AND RAFFI.

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