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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 4. Configuring and Saving DSL Settings

One of the biggest challenges in creating Damn Small Linux (DSL) was to make an integrated desktop. The usual integrated desktop environments like KDE or GNOME are just too large. Even Xfce and others were not the smallest available. John Andrews originally chose the window manager of Fluxbox and an icon program called XtDesk. Later, I created GUI configuration programs to give a feel for some integration. Whether you like a Windows-style double-click or single-click icons, it is now easy to set up.

DSL’s small size is also the result of John’s carefully selected applications. But many of these applications have many different user interfaces. John and I continue to improve the GUI interface ...

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