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Negus Live Linux Series The Official Damn Small Linux Book: The Tiny Adaptable Linux That Runs on Anything by Christopher Negus, John Andrews, Robert Shingledecker

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Chapter 1. Overview of Damn Small Linux

The Damn Small Linux mantra is small is beautiful.

Weighing in at about 50MB, Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a fully functional, mini-live CD desktop operating system. Despite its size, DSL can do just about everything you would expect from a modern desktop system, such as browse the web, send and receive email, write documents, manage files, play music, work with spread sheets, and manipulate images.

Many operating systems offering similar software features require a mountain of expensive computer hardware to run well and are burdened with slow, bloated applications. Damn Small Linux takes a different tack.

Unlike what you get with other computer systems, applications packaged with DSL are chosen for ...

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