This handy reference guide includes the ones we think are especially interesting for desktop Linux users — from Arch Linux to Zenwalk. They cover Damn Small Linux, Knoppix, SimplyMEPIS and Ubuntu.
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The name says it all. Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a Linux that can fit into a credit-card CD or a small USB key drive and run well on a system as obsolete as a 16MB 486–try that with any of the rest of these distributions!