Damn Small Linux Not So Small
Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Sunday June 25, @02:29PM
from the web-popularity-contest dept.
An anonymous reader writes
"According to DistroWatch, Damn Small Linux (DSL) is currently the
most popular microLinux distribution. Linux.com (Also owned by VA)
takes a look at why this might be the case, and how you can best take
advantage of it. From the article: 'What began as a toy project to
stuff the maximum software inside a 50MB ISO file has matured into a
refined community project known for its speed and versatility. DSL
includes the ultra-lightweight FluxBox window manager, two Web
browsers, Slypheed email client and news reader, xpdf PDF viewer,
XMMS with MPEG media file support for playing audio and video,
BashBurn CD burner, XPaint image editing, VNCViewer and rdesktop to
control Windows and Linux desktops remotely, and more. If they could
do all this in 50 megs, imagine what they could do in more space.
Last month the DSL developers released DSL-Not, a.k.a. DSL-N 0.1 RC1.
It's 83.5MB of DSL coated with GTK sugar. Yummy!'"