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Old 02-08-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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Is there a modern variant of dsl still around?


Wondering if there is a version of dsl still floating around out there that is fairly up to date?

If not, why does this forum exist? DSL is dead isn't it?
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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There hasn't been an update to DSL in quite awhile, but I can't say that surprises me much. DSL is not designed as a daily-use distribution, it is designed to be as small and fast as possible.

By a more "modern" version of DSL, I am assuming you mean something easier to use and flashier, which is only going against the idea of being lightweight; and certainly won't fit in ~50MB.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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Puppy seems to be the smallest one that tries to stay up to date and I think they have gone over the 50 meg. I saw one on distrowatch the other day that said was 10 meg with a web browser but did not have time to check it out.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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Tiny Core Linux is a worthy successor to DSL:

http://www.tinycorelinux.com/

While they are not direct descendants of DSL, Puppy and SliTaz both have their charms.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 10:19 AM   #5
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I think OP means "support more equipment and work with newer kernel" as "up to date" in his question.
In these terms, DSL is no longer supported. I think developer has given the idea up.

Larry, did you mean 100Mb for Puppy?
 
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I have not had time to check on it but I thought I had read something around 65 or 85 meg and that may have been 1 or 2 releases ago. If I get time this afternoon I will check on it.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 03:57 AM   #7
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I have not had time to check on it but I thought I had read something around 65 or 85 meg and that may have been 1 or 2 releases ago. If I get time this afternoon I will check on it.
ISO file which I keep on my drive is Lupu 5.1.1, and it is 130M.
 
  


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