Archive for the ‘Damn Small Linux’ Category

Damn Small Linux 2.4 Released

May 16th, 2006 Comments off

A new version of DSL is out, some notabe additions are a C compiler and rsync.

DistroWatch Weekly Interview

May 8th, 2006 Comments off

The new DistroWatch Weekly has an interview with the developers of Damn Small Linux. There is much talk about their new DSL-N release.

Damn Small Linux – NOT

April 21st, 2006 Comments off

Damn Small Linux plus pendrive equals portable paradise

April 11th, 2006 Comments off

Today is apparently unofficial “Review a LiveCD” day, as adds a favorable review of Damn Small Linux to the list.

I recently acquired a 256MB USB pendrive that I use for storing personal documents and work-related stuff. As a Linux fan who wanted to make the most of his new toy, I went looking for the simplest, smallest distro I could find that could boot from a pendrive. I found Debian-based Damn Small Linux, whose long list of bundled applications fits into a meager 50MB. The more I use it, the more I like it.

My desktop OS: Damn Small Linux

April 11th, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge has a new article in their series My desktop OS focusing on Damn Small Linux.

My machine has a 166MHz Pentium CPU with 32MB of RAM and a 1.2GB hard drive, and it runs extremely well with DSL.

Damn Small Linux 2.3: 50mb of Penguin Power

March 30th, 2006 Comments off has a positive review of the new DSL 2.3. They include a good description of the changes since 2.2.

Damn Small Linux 2.3

March 29th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch is announcing a new release of Damn Small Linux. Version 2.3 comes with 21 items listed in the changelog.

DSL Linux: Small distro that packs a big punch

March 23rd, 2006 Comments off

IBM Developerworks has an overview of Damn Small Linux. Unfortunately, the author keeps referring to it as “DSL Linux”, which, I think, expands to Damn Small Linux Linux. But besides that minor annoyance, the article has quite a good summary of the packages on the DSL LiveCD, and a few tips for using it.

Need a teeny-tiny, business-card-sized, open source operating system that squeezes a lot of software into a little space? Take a look at DSL Linux®. This quick review shows you how to use the miniscule OS, highlights the on-board applications, details how to load and start it, and explains how to save between sessions when using a bootable CD.