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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 7. Running DSL Embedded in Windows

Damn Small Linux is fast and light. This has not only made DSL a popular choice for older hardware, but has managed to make it a favorite for running in a virtual environment.

Running an operating system in a virtual environment has significant overhead. This is because the user has to run the native (or top-level operating system) as well as the emulation layer before engaging the embedded system; thus, we have multiple layers of resource allocation in running an operating system in a virtual environment.

Logically, the lighter and smaller the operating system that is used when running in a virtual environment, the less of a resource hog it will be. This is why Damn Small Linux lends itself so ...

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