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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 15. Running a Digital Media Frame with DSL

Ever since people began retiring used laptop computers, converting some of those old machines into digital picture frames has been a popular do-it-yourself project. Because it would be frivolous to spend even a few hundred dollars on such a project, laptops used to make digital picture frames are usually cheap (under $100), have little memory, and feature weak processors. With its low RAM and CPU requirements, Damn Small Linux (DSL) is an excellent operating system platform for such a project.

Of course, with lots of multimedia tools available in free and open source software today, there’s no reason to limit a digital picture frame to images alone. Why not use such a frame to play music, ...

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