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Damn Small Linux Makes Darn Big Impression

Sep 13, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Hess)

"At a mere 50MB, Damn Small Linux (DSL) seems like it would be more at home in the realm of rescue disks instead of Desktop OSs. After booting up into full graphical mode, you may be hooked on this tiny distribution forever. I am impressed with the number of applications and the fact that DSL has two choices for graphical interfaces (Window Managers): Fluxbox and jwm (see Figures 1 and 2). DSL is based on the Debian Linux distribution.

"The DSL website boasts 'a very versatile 50MB mini desktop-oriented Linux distribution.' I have to agree since it contains all of the following..."

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