Over time Damn Small Linux grew into a community project with hundreds of development hours put into refinements including a fully automated remote and local application installation system.
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There are many more applications available to you, if you so desire to install them via the MyDSL package repository. For most users, the included applications work just fine. You've got a nice document editor for times when you need to write a nicely formatted document for school or work, a pdf viewer, paint program, e-mail reader, spreadsheet – it's all there.