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Old 01-12-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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This totally rocks!

Please note that I am a newbie!

I have been using RH8 for the past year on my laptop and other than having to buy a pcmcia modem it has worked just fine.

I downloaded the iso for DSL to try it out and I think it is awesome!

on the net with it now, the best thing about it is the!

Can't get over how powerful a 50mb distro of linux can be .

I know I am rambling and being utterly pointless but I am just happy

Old 01-14-2004, 06:36 PM   #2
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I agree this set itself up easy. I took me some time to get all my hardware set up with Red Hat 9 and this did it on its own. I would be very good for disk recorvery for Linux or windoz
Old 01-22-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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I've been using, analyzing, studying, comparing, and enjoying a variety of GNU/Linux systems since 1995. Prior to that, I'd been an active UNIX user since 1982, and I'd used both BSD and System V variants, and plenty of commercial systems that included pieces of roots from each UNIX development branch.

About two years ago now, I became quite interested in Debian systems. At that time, a few of the commercial vendors who had been in the market segment exited the market, and I wondered why. I really think it had a lot to do with those companies understanding technology, but lacking a business plan to make their systems work.

Well, a lot has happened during the past two years. Linux itself has really matured, and Debian has come along with it. The Knoppix project has made huge contributions to the Linux project, especially in the Debian and Live CD areas. It's from this solid Debian and Knoppix core that we get this nice distribution named damnsmallLinux. It starts with a Knoppix Debian core, cuts it way down, adds one or two non Debian pieces, and ends up with a really nicely functional system.

I haven't used it a great deal yet, but I played with it for a couple of hours yesterday. Based on my experience with other Live CDs, this is one of the nice lightweight ones.

For those of you who also like lightweight Debian-based Live CDs, you might also want to take a look at FeatherLinux, which has a lot in common with damnsmallLinux. Both are nice, both are small, both are based on Debian, and both are worth trying out.

I give both of them a thumbs up rating!


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