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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 12. Running DSL on Alternative Hardware

Most of the alternative hardware people are using to run Linux has some type of performance or physical limitation. Often, such hardware has limited space or significantly reduced performance when compared to a conventional PC. For the sake of discourse in this chapter, I will divide such appliances into two groups: alternative media devices and alternative devices with CPUs.

The alternative media devices group consists of mountable devices such as cameras, mp3 players, wrist watches, portable video players, and PDAs. The alternative devices group includes thin clients, Internet appliances, embedded computers, diskless PCs, industrial computers, PC100 motherboard computers, homemade mini-ITX ...

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