Tonight Live: Damn Small Linux >> on The Linux Show!!
Tonight: On The Linux Show!!
Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
from Chicago IL
Tonight on

Kevin Hill, Arne Flones, Doc Searls, Russ Pavlicek AND Jeff Gerhardt are bringing you a great show tonight. Are you ready to go?????

In the first segment will cover THE HOT NEWS of the week.

Story Links

In segment two we will be joined by John Andrews, creator of Damn Small Linux.

Damn Small Linux (a.k.a DSL)is a business card size (50MB) bootable Live CD desktop Linux distribution. It makes use of many light and efficient, yet functional applications. Damn Small is built on the base of Knoppix and thus, shares its excellent hardware detection. However, many of the underlying processes are unique; for instance, DSL uses extremely light Kdrive X servers. At this point, it has a nearly complete desktop, including several applications not expected in a 50MB distribution, such as printer support, spreadsheet, and even a few games.

Because DSL uses light applications, it is ideal for older systems. It has been successfully run on a 486DX2. It also has the ability to boot off of a USB device or run from RAM. Robert Shingledecker built a backup and restore system that can retrieve data from any mountable drive. One of our newest developments is the MyDSL system, which can dynamically load applications with one click even when running from a CD.

The project originator is not a professional IT guy nor does he have any type of technical training, but he just loves to experiment and to see what is going on under the hood. DSL has grown into a community project which relies heavily on its user base to suggest improvements and report bugs. Any user is free to contribute, and many do.

If you are in a band or represent an artist, please contact us ASAP to be added to our play list.

Please join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat ( #linuxshow).
Catch the Linux show at