DSL es una distribución de GNU/Linux que en tan solo 50MB es capaz de conseguir eficientemente lo siguiente
DSL è una mini distro Linux estremamente versatile, orientata al desktop e racchiusa in soli 50MB.
DSL ist eine desktoporientiere, aber nur 50 Megabyte großeLinuxdistribution.http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/index_de.html
Damn Small Linux est une toute petite distribution linux tenant sur seulement 50 Mo!
I have just put Zorin (a Ubuntu derivative) on this computer. It is also on my laptop. I like it too much to want to change but….
I would like to use a very small operating system just to see how fast such a thing can go.
Here is one new old release:
Originally posted by DSL:
What is DSL?
Damn Small Linux is a 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution small and smart enough to do the following things:
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
Originally just a personal toy developed as an experiment to see how many applications can fit inside a 50MB live CD. Over time it grew into a community project with thousands of development hours put into refinements including a fully automated remote and local application installation system and a very versatile backup and restore system which may be used with any writable media including a USB device, floppy disk, or a hard drive.
DSL has a nearly complete desktop, and a tiny core of command line tools. All applications have been chosen for the best balance of functionality, size and speed.
Damn Small also has the ability to act as an SSH/FTP/HTTPD server right off of a live CD. In our quest to save space and have a fully functional desktop we've made many GUI administration tools which are fast yet still easy to use.
What does DSL have?
XMMS (MP3, CD Music, and MPEG),
Dillo web browser,
Netrik web browser,
US English spellcheck,
Three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano [Pico clone]),
Graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv),
Xpdf (PDF Viewer),
emelFM (file manager),
Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC),
SSH/SCP server and client,
A web server,
Generic and GhostScript printer support,
Fluxbox and JWM window managers,
System monitoring apps,
Command line tools,
Some wireless support.
There is a manual: The Official Damn Small Linux Book.
You may want to support us by buying DSL on a CD, we sell them in full and mini sizes and there is a Bootable USB pen which is capable of booting inside Windows.
The trade off with smallness is the availability of supplied drivers. My biggest bugbear is that few distros support a relatively unknown ISP a Mobile USB-stick from "3". They tend to look on the Huwawei drive as a storage medium.
The other snag is running into sound and graphics card problems.
I dare say they can all be downloaded from the manufacturer if the DSL people don't have copies for them on their repository (Linux distributions tend to come with a built in link to help you get just what you need or want as extras once you are set up and running.)
Failing that of course there are always other Linux forums to ask on.
Personally I like the idea of the world wide web being driven by people working from their attics and garages.
It makes me feel at home with people who could in theory populate the universe without having to go armed to the teeth.