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Damn Small Linux 3.4 live CD goes gold
Jul. 03, 2007

The Damn Small Linux (DSL) team today released DSL 3.4, a live CD featuring a 2.4.26 kernel and lightweight Fluxbox window manager. "I took a little side trip while working on 4.0 to make a much asked-for version of DSL," chief maintainer Robert Shingledecker said.

"The initrd.iso version has the Knoppix image packed in the initial ramdisk. This means it is very easy to set up a PXE DSL server. It also means the entire system always loads into RAM. You will need 128MB RAM for this edition."

Other key changes in this version, according to the team, include:
  • updated MurgaLua to v0.4.1;
  • added;
  • added acpid, Use boot option 'acpid';
  • added bcrypt, dropped des;
  • improved emelfm for better CLI support;
  • fixed user umount Debian Woody bug;
  • updated webdata to use bcrypt; updated file backup and restore to use bcrypt via 'protect' boot option;
  • new image has been added: dsl-3.4-initrd.iso
DSL 3.4 includes a text editor (vim 6.1), the Firefox 1.0.6 browser, Berkeley database v4.0.14, and CDR-Tools 2.01a19 (for burning CDs).

Here are a few screenshots...

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Damn Small Linux is a business-card size (50MB) live CD Linux distribution. Despite its minuscule size, it strives to have a functional and easy to use desktop Shingledecker said. Damn Small Linux has a nearly complete desktop, including XMMS (MP3, and MPEG), FTP client, links-hacked web browser, spreadsheet, email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor, and much more.

You can download the 49.5MB iso image from the main site here, or you download the DSL 3.4 CD iso directly from this link.

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