Lifehacker has a Top 10 list of cool stuff to do with a USB flash drive. Numbers 9, 7, and 1 involve Live booting operating systems from them.
Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems
Lifehacker took four Linux distros, put them on USB flash drives, and ran a Lifehacker Faceoff.
Today we’re detailing four no-install distributions—Damn Small Linux, Puppy Linux, Xubuntu, and Fedora—and helping you decide which might work for that spare thumb drive you’ve got lying around, or as just a part of your multi-gig monster stick.
Heard at SCALE 6x: Damn Small Linux moving to Firefox 2
CLICK has news that DSL will get Firefox 2.
Firefox in DSL will move from the current version 1 to the GTK 1 version of Firefox 2. Thats a big deal because a lot of Web sites require at least Firefox 1.5 for full functionality. It means, for one thing that itll be possible to use Google Docs and Spreadsheets with Damn Small Linux.
Damn Small Linux Makes Darn Big Impression – Small Distro, Big Packages
LinuxPlanet has a review of Damn Small Linux.
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.
19″ Linux Digital Photo Frame Kit
LXer has a link to this digital photo frame kit running Damn Small Linux. It includes WIFI, so you can probably SSH into you photo frame.
GOSHEN, Ind. – RedPost inc., an Indiana-based tech startup, today announced the launch of RedPost/Kit, a do-it-yourself digital photo frame kit that comes with everything you need to get up and running.
Damn Small Linux The Portable Desktop
Wired’s Compiler blog has a brief overview of Damn Small Linux.
We’ve written about portable apps quite a number of times in the past, but why bother with just apps when there’s a whole OS that’ll fit on a 50MB USB stick? Damn Small Linux, sometimes abbreviated DSL, is a 50MB mini desktop Linux distribution.
Damn Small Linux book set for July
CLICK brings news about a new book all about Damn Small Linux. This will be the first LiveCD book for a distro other than Knoppix, or LiveCDs in general (at least that I know of).
Damn Small Linux 3.3 Released
DistroWatch has the announcement, also check out the official changelog.
Moka5: Virtualization in Your Pocket
Informit.com checks out Moka5.
I’ve got Damn Small Linux (DSL) running, trying to debug a thorny UNIX application issue. And I’m doing all of this from my iPod Photo.
Review of Damn Small Linux 3.2
Open Addict reviews Damn Small Linux 3.2.
Under the hood, DSL features the 2.4.26 kernel compiled with SMP support. The system had no trouble recognizing the hardware on our test laptop and booted to the desktop in around 30 seconds. DSL is committed to remaining useable on older hardware. In fact the minimum system requirements for this distro are just a 486DX with 16MB of Ram.
Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC1 Screenshots
LinuxQuesitons has screenshots of Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC1.
A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux
Linux.Sys-Con.com has a in-depth guide about Damn Small Linux. Included is everything from downloading and burning the distro to a CD, to making LiveUSB flash drive, getting wireless working, and using various apps.
Discover Linux the safe way – WhatPC?
WhatPC has an introduction to open source, Linux, and LiveCDs using Damn Small Linux.
We will explain how to try Linux by running the operating system from a CD, not the hard disk, so there’s no need to abandon Windows.
The Linux Newbie: How to Pick a Linux Distro: LiveCD Edition
The Linux Newbie compares 11 different LiveCDs in this article. One interesting piece of information included is boot times for each of the LiveCDs.
A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux
LINUX.SYS-CON.COM dives into the world of Damn Small Linux, and describes some of the more interesting uses of this great lightweight LiveCD.
In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.
DSL 3.0 Video
OSVids.com has a new video of Damn Small Linux 3.0.
DSL 3.0 now stable
Damn Small Linux 3.0 is out! Two major changes include the addition of SSHFS and UnionFS. Check out all the changes here.
Damn Small Linux sneaks up on v3.0
DesktopLinux researches all the new stuff in the new Damn Small Linux release.
Remastering DSL: A Short HOWTO with a Long Preamble
Linux Forums has a good article on remastering Damn Small Linux.
Life’s too short for Linux, or so David Fearon thought until he needed an OS in a rush
This article from PC Pro has some pretty opinionated ideas about which OS is the best to get work done in, and while I don’t agree with many of them, the author does have some nice things to say about DSL and SLAX.