I'm not sure the comparison is fair, but…. “In contrast with most of its competition, Damn Small Linux (DSL) is an operating system where megabytes are still meaningful. ”
Read the comparison here
The question for me then became: does Windows Vista provide 98.81% more functionality than Damn Small Linux? Enough to justify its sky high minimum requirements?
Inherently thats a subjective question because everyone assigns value differently in an operating system depending on what theyre trying to accomplish. Still, comparing a list of features can provide some insight. See below.