Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Damn Small Linux

An operating system (sometimes abbreviated as "OS") is the program that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all the other programs in a computer including application

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a computer operating system and very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution. It is free and open source software under the terms of GNU General Public License (GPL) 

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is small enough and smart enough to boot from a business card CD as a live Linux distribution (LiveCD), boot from a USB pen drive,  boot from within a host operating system, run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install", transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install, run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram, run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB and modularly grow (Damn Small Linux (DSL) is highly extendable without the need to customize).

Damn Small Linux (DSL) was originally developed as an experiment to see how many usable desktop applications can fit inside a 50MB live CD eventually became a full-fledged Linux distribution and 
became a nearly complete desktop, and many command line tools. All applications are chosen with functionality, size and speed in mind including XMMS (MP3, CD Music, and MPEG), FTP client, Dillo web browser, links web browser, FireFox, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (FLwriter), three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf (PDF Viewer), emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox window manager, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support.

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39 comments:

  1. This has been a very significant blog indeed. I’ve acquired a lot of helpful information from your article. Thank you for sharing such relevant topic with us

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  3. Well it IS a damn small OS. Nice info here, i had no idea such DSL even existed

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  4. This has been a very significant blog indeed. I’ve acquired a lot of helpful information from your article. Thank you for sharing such relevant topic with us.

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  5. How have I never heard of this? How handy! :)

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  6. Does anyone here regularly use Linux?

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  7. Linux itself is so versatile that we can create any type of OS with it. DSL is just one among the pack. But 50MB seems very interesting. Thanks for the info, Christian. I wrote a few posts on Ubuntu Linux, check them out and we'll discuss.

    P.S: Nice blog there Chris!

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  8. Lol wow It's not very often that you see an acronym (DSL) stand for a curse word. I would've never know. Really interesting though.

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  9. I agree,

    Linux is all time favourite for core techies.

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  10. Damn Small Linux is fantastic system. It has small requirements and i can install it on my old computer.

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  11. This truly is a very important blog. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.

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  12. Ohh such a great information, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very full of information. You write so it is very easy for us beginners to understand. Thank you.

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  14. Thank you for providing links and all the help understanding DSL. Very very helpful.

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  15. Lots of great information. I didn't know much of DSL. Make it really easy to follow. Thanks. Love this site.

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  16. Oh, thats great.. if its possible. it will really be helpful.

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  17. When I saw "FTP" in article, I knew I will write that in my opinion only people who are programmers by FTP can really tell that they are Programmers...

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  18. Very nice system. Linux is good choose for home users if they have old computers.

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  19. Indeed, Linux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from mobile phones, tablet computers and video game consoles, to mainframes and supercomputers.Linux is a leading server operating system, and runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world.

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  20. Has anyone used this and is it really fast?

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  21. This truly is a very important blog. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.

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  22. Congratulations to you and thanks for sharing this informative and insightful post here. Keep it up!

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  23. Really appreciable work you did man ! Keep it up.

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  24. Its great and very useful information here about DSL. Thanks man, Keep it up!

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  25. One of the best handy OS. yeah!

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  26. Yes off course linux operating system is a good OS.

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  27. The Linux operating system is a strong OS that can support a lots features then the other OS.

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  28. This is the best one with a lots of features you can't imagine.

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  29. DSL was originally developed as an experiment to see how many usable desktop applications can fit inside a 50MB live CD.

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  30. I just LOLed at the name, damn! New Abbv of DSL, I think this would only work good for small time computers since its a Damn Small Linux.

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  31. Interesting. Your instructions look clear but I'm not very good at this so I hope this will work well for me. Thanks for the tips!

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  32. very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.

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  33. Very interesting blog. A lot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that attract others, but I'm most definitely interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.

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  34. Great article, Thanks for your great information, the content is quiet interesting. I will be waiting for your next post.

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