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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 3. Using DSL Applications

Damn Small Linux is designed to be a fully functional desktop in a very small package. The native applications in DSL are chosen for their blend of compact size, speed of use, and functionality.

The DSL developers and user community has spent more than three years refining our choice of applications in DSL, and we believe in the quality of our overall package. There have been several changes over the last few years as we worked out the best combination of features to fit into our small package.

The Logic Behind Our Choices

The three dominant issues in choosing applications for DSL have been reliability, library dependency, and usability. In this process, we changed media players, spreadsheet application, ...

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