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 ...