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DistroWatch.com: Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


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. 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, three editors (Nedit, nVi, Zile [emacs clone]), Xpdf, Worker (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE, a web server, calculator, Fluxbox window manager, system monitoring apps, USB support, and soon it will have PCMCIA support as well. If you like Damn Small Linux you can install it on your hard drive. Because all the applications are small and light it makes a very good choice for older hardware.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 72 (209), 6 months: 76 (206), 3 months: 74 (186), 4 weeks: 71 (177), 1 week: 68 (183)


Damn Small Linux Summary
Distribution Damn Small Linux
Home Page http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://damnsmalllinux.org/forums/
Documentation --
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/download.html
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites WikipediaDamn Small Linux France
Reviews 4.x: IT ReviewsBlogspotLinux.com
3.x: BlogspotLinuxForums
2.x: TuxmachinesIBM developerWorksTuxmachinesBlogspotBlogspotTuxmachines
1.x: TuxmachinesTuxmachines
0.x: OSNewsDistroWatch
DSL-N: Tuxmachines
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2012-08-04: Development Release: Damn Small Linux 4.11 RC1
 • 2008-06-09: Distribution Release: Damn Small Linux 4.4
 • 2008-06-01: Development Release: Damn Small Linux 4.4 RC2
 • 2008-05-19: Development Release: Damn Small Linux 4.4 RC1
 • 2008-04-22: Distribution Release: Damn Small Linux 4.3
 • 2008-03-26: Development Release: Damn Small Linux 4.3 RC1

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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 4.11-rc2 4.4.10 3.3 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.3.1 1.2.1 1.1 1.0.1 Feature
Release Date 2012/09/26 2008/11/17 2007/04/03 2006/06/20 2006/05/16 2005/11/22 2005/09/06 2005/07/19 2005/06/15 2005/05/05 2005/04/15 Release Date
End Of Life                       End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical -- Installation
Default Desktop JWM JWM Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List           2.0 1.5     1.1   Full Package List
Package 4.11-rc2 4.4.10 3.3 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.3.1 1.2.1 1.1 1.0.1 Package
abiword (3.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.0)
alsa-lib (1.0.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.0.28)
ati-driver (14.10.1006) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (14.10.1006)
bash (4.3) 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b bash (4.3)
bind (9.10.0-P2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.10.0-P2)
chromium (36.0.1985.125) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (36.0.1985.125)
cups (1.7.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (1.7.5)
dhcp (4.3.0) 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 dhcp (4.3.0)
e2fsprogs (1.42.11) 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33 e2fsprogs (1.42.11)
firefox (31.0) 2.0 2.0 1.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.6 0.9.1 0.9.1 0.9.1 0.9.1 0.9.1 firefox (31.0)
freetype (2.5.3) 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 2.1.5 freetype (2.5.3)
gcc (4.9.1) 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 gcc (4.9.1)
gimp (2.8.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.10)
glibc (2.19) 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.19)
gnome-shell (3.12.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.12.2)
gnucash (2.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.3)
gnumeric (1.12.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.17)
grub (2.00) 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.91 -- -- -- -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.12.2) 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 gtk+ (3.12.2)
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.10)
inkscape (0.48.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.48.5)
k3b (2.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.2)
kdelibs (4.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kdelibs (4.13.3)
kmod (18)                       kmod (18)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (4.3.0)
Package 4.11-rc2 4.4.10 3.3 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.3.1 1.2.1 1.1 1.0.1 Package
linux (3.15.7) 2.4.31 2.4.31 2.4.26 2.4.26 2.4.26 2.4.31 2.4.26 2.4.26 2.4.26 2.4.26 2.4.26 linux (3.15.7)
lxde-common (0.5.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.5.5)
mariadb (10.0.12)                       mariadb (10.0.12)
mate-desktop (1.8.1)                       mate-desktop (1.8.1)
MesaLib (10.2.4) 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 MesaLib (10.2.4)
mysql (5.6.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.6.20)
nautilus (3.12.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.12.2)
NVIDIA (340.24) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (340.24)
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (7u40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (7u40)
openssh (6.6p1) 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 openssh (6.6p1)
openssl (1.0.1h) 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b 0.9.7b openssl (1.0.1h)
perl (5.20.0) 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 perl (5.20.0)
php (5.5.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (5.5.15)
postfix (2.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (2.11.1)
postgresql (9.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.3.5)
Python (3.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Python (3.4.1)
qt (5.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.3.1)
samba (4.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- samba (4.1.10)
systemd (215)                       systemd (215)
thunderbird (31.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (31.0)
vim (7.4) 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 vim (7.4)
vlc (2.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.1.5)
xfdesktop (4.10.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.10.2)
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xine-lib (1.2.6)
xorg-server (1.16.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.16.0)

Previous Major Releases:
0.5 - 2003-11-13
0.6 - 2004-02-17
0.7 - 2004-05-13
0.8 - 2004-08-27
0.9 - 2004-12-02
1.0 - 2005-04-13


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