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Linuxdistrus nolongerexista: What Happens When a Linux Distribution Goes Extinct?

Some of these distributions were excellent and very capable. Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a notable one that I used extensively and have written about. It’s very disappointing to have a distribution pulled out from under you when you depend on it for productivity.

Free Damn Small Linux Games – Part 1

Many people find that Damn Small Linux is an excellent tool for mastering Linux commands and running the Linux operating system. But what if you have no interest in becoming a computer nerd; can this software still be useful to regular people?

The 10 Best Linux Distributions of 2009

This 2009 list takes several factors into account for placement in the list: Community support, commercial support, software variety, update engine and distribution frequency. Even for old Linux salts, there are a few surprises on this list. For starters, Ubuntu is not number one.

Damn Small Linux Rocks!

As I waiting for installs from last night’s experience with my father’s Dell laptop, I remembered that this kid from the lab is getting real excited about linux and is always asking questions about it.

DSL revisited

I caught myself endorsing Slitaz over Damn Small Linux the other day, not realizing exactly how long it has been since I used DSL, and whether or not it has improved in the past year or so. Slitaz scooped me up quite easily after relying on DSL for many years — so easily in fact, […]

Free Linux Games

This article presents several free games that are immediately available once you have downloaded and installed Damn Small Linux.

How to install portable Damn Small Linux in USB drive?

Damn Small Linux, as its name says, is an extremely small linux distribution.It will take around 51MB disk space.We can port the DSL just like that in a pen drive.Also we can store the worked files in the usb pen drive itself. It is just like we have a fuly installed computer in hand in […]

Installing Damn Small Linux To Hard Disk

On this post I will be discussing howto install Damn Small Linux on your Hard Disk, since DSL is meant to be run as live CD you will need to prepare your disk using fdisk or cfdisk before you will be able to install Damn Small Linux now lets begin.

Damn Small Linux

DSL was originally developed as an experiment to see how many usable desktop applications can fit inside a 50MB live CD. It was at first just a personal tool/toy.

Free Damn Small Linux Games

You can use this tiny operating system whether or not you want to learn the sometimes gruesome details of operating systems. This article presents several free games that are immediately available once you have downloaded and installed Damn Small Linux.

Damn Small Linux, VirtualBox, Java

A week ago I was thinking about banks autentications, here in Brazil, you have to register your computer to get access to the bank site with your computer. Do this every time you format your hard disk is sux, so i thought, why don’t use a virtual machine with a Damn Small linux and use […]

The Top Ten Concepts for Linux Beginners – Number 8, Programming Language Support

Damn Small Linux can be an ideal platform for supporting a wide range of programming languages. You can even program directly from the command line via a programming shell such as Bash. Major programming languages used in this environment include C, C++, and Java.

Damn Small Linux Review

Another Debian derivative, being based on Knoppix, it’s raison d’etre is to provide a live CD that will fit on a 50MB business card CD.

Review of Smallest Operating System 50MB

Damn Small Linux is really a damn small linux distribution till date. Amazingly the entire ISO image could fit in a pen drive or in a small compact disk because the total size of the ISO is only 50 mb.

The 14 best Linux distros

Given the number of Linux distros out there, how did we pick just 14? Some were obvious; the likes of Slackware and Debian have been around since Linus was in short trousers. SUSE, Fedora, Mandriva and Ubuntu are similarly too significant to ignore. What about the others?

Damn Small Linux: Install files with .dsl extension

The DamnSmallLinux live CD/USB allows you run DSL in memory. It also allows you to run apps that you download from the MyDSL repository. If you install DSL to HDD/USB then you’ll want to have these apps permanently on your system. You can do this easily.

How slow can Linux go?

If it has a CPU, you can run Linux on it. Xboxes or iPhones, cars or calculators, Linux can live quite happily on any of these devices. But, when it comes to the desktop or laptop, how much processing power do you need to run a modern Linux desktop?

Six Best Portable Operating Systems

Why restrict yourself to merely carrying around your data on a thumb drive? Take your entire operating system on your flash drive with the excellent portable operating systems you’ll find inside this week’s Hive Five.

The Top Ten Concepts for Linux Beginners – Number 7, Shells and Utilities

While Damn Small Linux commands may be quite arcane, they can be very powerful. And efficient. The Linux tools for performing administrative and other technical tasks admittedly take time to learn and master

8 Rocking Linux Distros

Defining the best Linux distros is like defining the best car–one does not exist; instead, the best cars are the ones that meet your needs, and your needs may vary wildly from the needs of another person. Just as an F150 might be the best vehicle for you and a Civic for me, Ubuntu might […]

How to Install Damn Small Linux on a USB Card

For computer users that prefer to run in a Linux operating system to do their computing it is possible to carry your own bootable Linux operating system on your USB Card or drive that will start on any computer that can boot from a USB device

Best of Linux Distro

The eight distros below are listed based on several different criteria–community, usability support, etc. This article avoids, for lack of a better word, “general” distros.

Damn Small Linux 4.4-10

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is another small, minimal-requirement distro, which aims to deliver solid functionality and ultra-fast performance on very-low-end machines, with as little as just a handful of MB of RAM. Alongside Puppy, it’s one of the flagships of small Linux distros.

Interview with Robert Shingledecker, creator of Tiny Core Linux

This week we interview Robert Shingledecker, former DSL developer and now founder of the new kid on the block – Tiny Core Linux. This distro is just 10 MB small and, as the name suggests, it boots to a core graphical environment.

Damn Small Linux as a VM for Capacity Testing a virtual managment system

My objective was to look at virtual machine management systems (such as SCVMM and Virtual Center) and to consider how many VMs they could manage.

A Review of Damn Small Linux 4.4.10

For the first time this week I finally had the pleasure of taking Damn Small Linux (hereafter, DSL) for a test drive. One of the companies that I work for required an easy, lightweight and quick solution to salvage an older project. The

Custom NAS Server Using Damn Small Linux

This tutorial shows how to customize a standard DSL boot medium to create a home NAS server with the following features: Remote Desktop with VNC, Automatic Detection of IDE and USB/SATA drives…

Damn Small Linux – Puppy’s small brother

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is another small, minimal-requirement distro, which aims to deliver solid functionality and ultra-fast performance on very-low-end machines, with as little as just a handful of MB of RAM. Read more here Quote: DSL is a very nice little distro. It is fast and stable. Its modest footprint makes it ideal for […]


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