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The Wiki for Puppy (beginners, etc) is at http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/ (right-click to open a new window).

Way around pop-up blockers - If your PC is too afraid of pop-ups, it will not allow you to open links in new windows (the way eMinima sites often do). Just right-click on the link then copy shortcut/link, open a new browser window, and paste the copied link to its address box. The long-term solution is for you to install Firefox (new browser downloadable here) or use Puppy (of course!).

The file manager you see on the desktop is Rox. Its first action is to open the desktop of root (that's you). From there, you can access the ghttpd folder and open/activate httpd by just clicking on it (you get no response but when you browse localhost, you will see the index.html file opened). To use the Wiki, open DidiWiki from the start menu (the puppy button; also, the menu shows up in version 1.01 whenever you click on any part of the desktop). The address of the Wiki is localhost:8000, while for httpd, it is just localhost.  

For easy transfer of files from Windows to Puppy, use MTools from the File Managers sub-menu. MTools automatically accesses disks Windows-style (in one window) and your (root's) desktop (in another window).

If you insert or plug in new devices (like USB flash drive or floppy), open the Mount Wizard from the Utilities sub-menu. Click on the proper button and Rox will automatically open the new device. Keep that Rox window open. You can then drag and drop files from one Rox window to the other. The trick in selecting files is pressing CTRL before clicking on any file (since a single click opens files!).

To move up to the parent directory, click on the UPARROW in Rox. If you were in root (~) you will enter a window where you see other directories, like /mnt and /root (that's where you came from). Disks and USB flash drives will be in /mnt. If you began clicking UPARROW from a floppy or USB drive, you will be inside /mnt.

Note that USB flash drives are usually labelled msdos. Note also that Windows hard disks (C: or D:) will be called /home or other names - just check the labels when you open the Mount Wizard from the Utilities sub-menu. Click on the proper button to mount or un-mount any drive (yes, even CDROM drive can be used if your PC's memory is 128 MB).

Have you tried video Karaoke with Puppy? Do it now without the installation hassles. Enjoy!