troombatzia wrote:hi. is Puppi hard-float optimised as latest Raspian
No, Puppy is built from standard Debian Squeeze armel packages.
Don't let that one factor sway your decision. There are many factors that affect the startup speed of the operating system and applications, and general responsiveness. I don't think that hard-float will cause any noticeable difference for most apps.
You really need to try each distro yourself, and find out.
Puppy is very fast on the RasPi. Bootup speed of alpha3, from power-on to desktop fully loaded and ready to go is only 27 seconds using a a Class 6 SD card, and the apps start very quickly and respond quickly.
Puppy has Chromium as the default browser, which is a cut above Midori, and runs very nicely, though users have reported that you should not open more than 4 or 5 tabs with heavy content -- after all, we are running in a system with only 256MB of RAM.