Not Your Father's Operating System
A Developer's Perspective of DSL
What follows is the history of the major design decisions that make DSL what it is today.
As a commercial Linux appliance developer (see: www.shingledecker.org), I had made my own desktop appliances based on Red Hat 6.2 using Icewm. I would occasionally checkout Distrowatch to see if others had similar ideas.
Most everyone knows that operating systems are installed onto hard drives. I had grown tired of installing OS onto hard drives. I had just completed work on several server appliances that do not install to hard drive. Instead they run from a combination of multiple ramdisks and cdrom.