Damn Small Linux has traditionally been my favorite of the ultra-light distributions. Its contemporaries (Puppy, etc.) are very capable, but for some reason I've always had a special place for DSL.
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DSL keeps its spot as my default option for old hardware. This release didn't change that. The team managed to throw in small improvements without completely changing the way the standard system works, which I liked.
Size constraints keep this distro from including everything I'd like in a desktop, but with an active net connection and either MyDSL or an apt-get repository most of that could be fixed. The inclusion of ndiswrapper is a welcome help for those stuck with non-supported wireless chipsets.