Last month's release of DSL 4.0 brought many updates and changes, yet it remains a special-purpose distribution for older hardware because it lacks support for many modern features.
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Damn Small Linux is extraordinary in that it offers so much in such a tiny package. However, as hardware becomes obsolete and new hardware takes its place, Damn Small Linux is falling further behind the curve. It's dropping support for vital parts of extremely old hardware, as I found with my Dell XPiCD, while not supporting newer hardware, so fewer people are going to be able to use this release of Damn Small Linux, and that trend will worsen as time passes if the developers don't widen their hardware support and bring their applications more up-to-date.