Today, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted a review about the new version (4.2.5) of Damn Small Linux. Damn Small Linux is one of our favourite distribution due to its capability to run on very old PC as 386/486/Pentium with very few hardware resources. This version has updated some features as Monkey Webserver 0.9.2 and is incredibly stable (as the previous ones, I must say). According to distrowatch.com, in the last 12 months Damn Small Linux has been the 10th most downloaded (and consequently used) Linux version also because, with no costs, many people are converting old Windows based machines to new up-to-date computers. Anyway, Damn Small Linux is based on Knoppix but is smaller and contains many improvements. Last but not least, I would like to focus your attention on the five different subversions available:
- dsl.iso is the standard isolinux version
- slinux.iso uses syslinux instead of isolinux (for very old PC’s)
- vmx.zip can be run in VMware Player
- embedded.zip contains QUEMU for running inside Windows
- frugal_lite.sh is the network install script and requires tomsrtbt linux: http://www.toms.net/rb/.