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Old 02-24-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
irish rebel
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great distro

Guys i Play around with alot of distros I have 6 test machines and companys ask me [they pay me too] to test differant distros to see what will work with their gear .Well a small company in New york which has 7 sales reps with older laptops dell latitudes pentium 2 with 266mhz cps and 128 mb ram I was having trouble getting a full featured linux on them . I decided to install dsl 9.3 what a shock it worked great I had netgear 411 wireless cards with prism driver no problem , I used the installer to add alot od programs and my customer was happy no more virus' no popups so great job dsl there is a good sized market for the distro and I for 1 will recomend it again.
Old 02-25-2005, 01:52 AM   #2
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I agree! DS is a great distro! I've had some similar great experiences, as well.
Old 03-16-2005, 12:07 AM   #3
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It's great for older PC's, true, but I think a more full-featured distro would do good on new computers. I see your point, however.
Old 03-22-2005, 07:13 PM   #4
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Yea DSL is great. I don't use it as a hard drive install though.
New computers need more features? Maybe you mean KDE or Gnome?
From my experience fluxbox or openbox are much more efficient to do work on..
Old 04-01-2005, 04:43 PM   #5
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DSL is up to version 1.0rc2 as of this writing! See the DSL main site here for further info on this.

mhelliwell wrote:
t's great for older PC's, true, but I think a more full-featured distro would do good on new computers. I see your point, however.
Also agree on this.

IMHO, it seems that other Debian-based liveCD distros such as Knoppix and MEPIS do a better job of recognizing such newer hardware devices as recent hdd controller cards without necessarily needing to pass boot-kernel options upon startup.


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