Damn Small Linux, DSL is a free download that fits inside less than 50MB, so it’s easily booted from a CD, a USB drive, or an ancient PC with only 8MB of memory.
Important changes that occurred are:
- New drag-and-drop capabilities in the file manager
- Improved Wi-Fi support (through ndiswrapper, madwifi, and other modules)
- New GUI interfaces for changing system preferences, managing printers and other tasks
- Kernel upgrade to 2.4.31, which means better power management and device support
Damn Small Linux now includes
XMMS (MP3, CD Music, and MPEG), FTP client, Dillo web browser, Netrik web browser, FireFox, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (Ted), three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf (PDF Viewer), emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox and JWM window managers, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support.
Download Damn Small Linux here by choosing the download mirror.