50 MB Damn small Operating System ( Linux ) - Do you believe it ?

Do you believe this ? A OS comes in just 50 MB in this era where each one occupies 3-4 GB of our disk space . I was also excited when I found this . Its true buddy . It's made possible with Damn Small Linux or DSL .

What is this Damn Small Linux or DSL ?

It's is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution . Using this , you can boot from a business card CD or Flash Drive just like Live CD . It allows you to run inside the windows i.e Multiple Operating systems can be used simultaneously . You can transform this into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install . It can run very fast even on a computer with 128 MB RAM with full flow .DSL has a nearly complete desktop , and many command line tools. All applications are chosen with the best balance of functionality, size and speed. Damn Small also has the ability to act as an SSH/FTP/HTTPD server right off of a live CD .

What are included in this Damn Small Linux ?
  • XMMS ( For playback of MP3, CD Music, and MPEG) .
  • FTP client .
  • Dillo Web Browser , Netrik web browser , FireFox.
  • spreadsheet, Sylpheed email , spellcheck (US English) , wordprocessor (Ted), three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano ) .
  • graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv) .
  • Xpdf (PDF Viewer), emelFM (file manager) .
  • Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client .
  • PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox and JWM window managers, games , system monitoring applications, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support .
Current version is 3.4.7 . You can know about the contributors of this project here . Want to know more ? Check DSL page.

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