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Old 02-11-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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Lightbulb any gnu DamnSmalls ????????

i'm just wondering if any one has rolled their own DamnSmall and where are these hybrids?????
(i ~like~ Dsl but it's not the best thing for me right now as i'm a complete noob, so if there were other ,small, distros that i could check out, i'd be totally stoked -yaknow?)
i just wish that the same way ubuntu has proliferated ,DamnSmall would to?

i like xfce, firefox, gaim/pidgin, torrentz, mplayer/gxone (with ALL codecs) and video tutorials
(and don't call me lazy, I'm just not a geek-MuCh")

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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My DSL system has the latest Firefox, AMSN (I've had Gaim in the past), Bittorrent and Mplayer (with codecs for almost everything). It was a simple matter to install these applications (and the codecs) from the MyDSL repository. I wouldn't handroll a DSL just to have these apps.

Other mini Linux distros:

Although you've already found the best IMO (DSL). Feather Linux is pretty neat too.. can't go wrong with any Knoppix variant really.
Old 02-12-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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yeah, i'd really like to roll my own, but atm i have to look at windows 4 school (which sucks i know but) and concentrate on other things <"z manual b looooong bro, long">
Old 02-19-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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I've been fooling around with DSL 4.2.4 for a little while and I'm quite pleased with it. I can't say enough good things about DSL - small footprint, lean, well thought out, stable, easy to use - so this will be the base for my remaster. I'm considering remastering it for a couple of reasons:

1. I want to -really- learn the nuts and bolts of how a distro is built, starting with one that's small enough to wrap my brain around.

2. While I very much admire what the DSL guys have done with 50 MB, I don't ever expect to use a "credit card" CD. Maybe a 3.5 inch CD, though.

3. I'm a programmer at heart. I want to lose all those goofy text editors and default to a light weight emacs type (probably zile).

4. Some of my scripts don't work with busybox so I want the gnu utilities.

5. I want some toys and tools available without having to go to the net to get them.

Whatever I come up with will likely be highly customized to my own personal preferences, but I will make it available (unless it turns out really badly). Any suggestions would be welcome, of course.

This is a very low priority project for me, and the "current" DSL is a moving target as it is actively under development, so who knows what I'll end up with.


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