Originally Posted by xbyte1024
DSL has the goal to be able to run on i486. So it is not state of the art.
Those things are not mutually exclusive. Slackware also can run on a 486, but it is state of the art. DSL is not maintained since 2008, this means that any security hole found til then is not fixed and will never be fixed in DSL. So recommending it to a user who is concerned about security does not make much sense.
@Gray Matter: Basically any distribution is able to run from USB or a memory card. If you are concerned about security may be LPS
is the one for you.