Damn Small Linux only 50mb
I’ve been using linux from 3 years and most of the time Ubuntu or Kubuntu 2 months with suse because of its killer GUI. Today i found an incredible distro of linux which is only 50mb small and its free plus its open source its called ‘Damn Small Linux‘ There are a couple of benefits in using linux the key ones are its secure, most of them are free, they attracts geeks because of more vast developing features This distro is too small that you can take it any where with you on any media possible boots.
DSL (Damn Small Linux) is really having a lot of kool options more than it sounds and compared to its small size, you run it directly from usb drive, cd or dvd or you can install it on hard disk and it will then turn into a Debian base OS and the developer if DSL says you can run DSL on Intel 486DX with 16 mb Ram thats amazing i mean that was a slooooooooooooooooooow machine (my father had it so i know well) compared to current era.
DSL can be really helpful for a couple of reasons, it can be good for a business man having presentations and need his own personalized interface where he can show things well, a lot helpful as a backup OS when you lost your primary OS and want to backup files now what should you do grab an old usb even 128mb would do the job and make a backup OS as DSL and keep it for bad times or just a CD or we say mini CD’s will be good for this purpose. you can also install further packages to make things according to you basic packages are already install with the download package including firefox and basic media files audio and video, e-mail client, pdf reader, word processor, file anager image software and many more head over to this page for more packages information.
According to DSL website:
- Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)
- Boot from a USB pen drive
- Boot from within a host operating system (that’s right, it can run *inside* Windows)
- Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call “frugal install”
- Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install
- Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram
- Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)
- Modularly grow — DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize