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OpenAddict: Damn Small Linux [Review]

Mar 14, 2007, 02:15 (2 Talkback[s])

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"During the time when so many Linux distributions throw everything and the kitchen sink into a DVD, it's nice to use a product like Damn Small Linux where the focus is on keeping the system compact. Do you need 6 text editors and 11 e-mail clients? Most people really only have one favorite app for a particular task anyway. So how does Damn Small Linux measure up? Read on to find out.

"Damn Small Linux (DSL) is based on KNOPPIX, so anyone who has used KNOPPIX or Debian in the past will feel right at home. The entire system is around 50MB so it will fit on small, business-card CD-R's and cheap USB memory sticks. DSL is a live CD, meaning it will run completely from a CD without having to install it to your hard drive. This gives you several good scenarios: Let's say that you need a 'clean' environment to rescue your friend's virus and spyware infected Windows machines, or you don't have the luxury of carrying around your own laptop but rely on using other people's desktops..."

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