The New Damn Small

Damn Small Linux has released candidate of the upcoming DSL (Damn Small Linux) 4.0 which contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • Added taskbar buttons & click to focus in .jwmrc
  • Corrected rdesktop icon to rdesktop.lua
  • Added emelfm - dropped mc
  • Updated association for *.gz
  • Created new Standard Boot floppy & PCMCIA modules floppy.
  • Updated getman/man url
  • Restored SCSI modules - corrected cdrecord
  • Updated .torsmo_ip to fetch ethernet device from /proc
  • Updated pendrive_usbhdd script to prompt for boot options.

While being powered by JWM (Joe's Window Manager), DSL 4.0 includes powerful and useful applications for daily use, like Dillo, Netrik and Firefox web browsers, the Sylpheed e-mail client, Xzgv image viewer, Xpaint photo editor and the emelFM file manager. Below is a list of more great applications you can find inside Damn Small Linux:

  • XMMS (mp3, ogg, mpeg, cd audio) and mp321 and ogg123 (that's right, you?ve got Music and Video)
  • Vim, an enhanced Vi
  • Assorted Xbase utilities (Xcalc etc.)
  • ssh, sshd
  • betaftpd, a very small FTP daemon
  • Sqlite a small and very fast SQL database engine
  • Nano, a Pico Clone
  • MS Office Viwer
  • Postscript Viewer
  • AxY FTP
  • Telnet client
  • Microcom
  • Midnight Commander
  • Bash Burn, CD Burning App
  • Fast and Light GUI Admin tools
  • Monkey web server
  • VNCviewer
  • Rdesktop
As we know, Damn Small Linux is a very small distro (just only 50 MB) and fast desktop-oriented Linux distribution. DSL can:

  • Boot from a business card CD
  • Boot from a USB pen drive
  • Run *inside* Windows
  • Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive
  • Be transformed into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install
  • Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram
  • Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)
  • Highly extendable without the need of customization.
Need more info? Visit the DSL site.


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