Here's a look at Damn Small Linux running on Dell Inspiron 1200 and a very old IBM Thinkpad 390E. The specs are 333 MHz and 64 MB of ram.
Read how it fares here
By this point, everyone has heard of Damn Small Linux (DSL). When it comes to packing a full-featured Linux desktop environment into something as small as a pendrive, no one does it better than DSL. DSL uses Knoppix technology to boot and run from a live CD. The thing that sets DSL apart from Knoppix, or any other live distrobution, is its speed and compatibility on old hardware. Minimum requirements are a mere 486DX with as little as 16MB of ram.I will be testing Damn Small Linux on two systems.